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Goode ski pole tips

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ok, so I have these poles:
http://levelninesports.com/goode-860...es-p-1174.html
I am very happy with them except the tips. I can't get them to bite in the hard midwest snow. They have a cross shaped pattern and the outside edge is somewhat rounded.

Can the tips be replaced with something that has more bite? Any links?
post #2 of 18
do you do a lot of hiking?
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Some. But if you're suggesting I use them as hiking ppoles I'd rather not. Besides I have Komperdell treking poles. Not to mention if the Goode tips don't bite well in hard snow I can't imagine they'd be any better on rocks/dirt.
post #4 of 18
No I am just curious why bite makes that much of a difference if you are not using them for the up.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
When I'm actually skiing down the hill its not a problem. The problem is when I'm in the lift line and there's no room to really "skate". I have to push off with my poles and I'm tired of my new poles slipping and almost impaling the guy behind me.
post #6 of 18
Im sure the guy behind you is tired of it too.

Im not sure but I dont think the goodes have a replaceable tip. I have heard good things about the life link poles on Ice and my leki s work just fine.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah I never had a problem with my good ole' Scott Series 2 poles, either. But I figured I'd upgrade just a littlesince I hadn't bent a pole in a few years and now the tips suck. Guess I'll have to shoot Goode an email.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by fishEH View Post
. They have a cross shaped pattern and the outside edge is somewhat rounded.
Out of curiosity, have you tried sharpening/re-shaping them with a small file?
post #9 of 18
I have sharpened mine with a file and it helped a little, but they are just not good tips for hard snow. Unfortunately, I don't think you can replace them.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by fishEH View Post
Ok, so I have these poles:
http://levelninesports.com/goode-860...es-p-1174.html
I am very happy with them except the tips. I can't get them to bite in the hard midwest snow. They have a cross shaped pattern and the outside edge is somewhat rounded.

Can the tips be replaced with something that has more bite? Any links?
Goode does have an ice tip that will bite well. It has a cross shaped pattern as well, but the 4 corners are 4 teeth. It is not normally interchangeable, but you can replace the entire tip and plastic sheath by breaking the epoxy with heat, and re-epoxying the new tip. I can't find them on the net, but they are carried in ski shops since the epoxy sometimes loosens on it's own, leaving a pole without tip.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by fishEH View Post
When I'm actually skiing down the hill its not a problem. The problem is when I'm in the lift line and there's no room to really "skate". I have to push off with my poles and I'm tired of my new poles slipping and almost impaling the guy behind me.
I've got the same model and I also have this problem. I love the poles, but getting on the lift is an adventure since they're always slipping backwards. I try to find the best spots to anchor them before I push off. Also, I've found that they tend to do it more if I'm pushing in a backward motion (makes sense, right?), so I try to 'lead' a little bit in front of me so that I get a little bite when pushing almost straight down. Then you can let the tips release before they slip and injure anyone around you This leads to several smaller pushes rather than one big one with more potential for danger.
post #12 of 18
Oh yeah and it's also funny that the item description says they have "ice breaker tips"
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah it is "funny" that they call those tips ice breakers. I'm goingto give Goode a shout and ask them but I'll probably just end up filing/sharpening which I really hate to do to brand new poles. Oh well.
post #14 of 18
I have an older pair of Goode poles. One of the tips came out on me and I had a hollow tip (aluminum below the basket) -sorry I do not remember the models. So I called Goode- they sent out a replacement tip and it was one of those Ice ones discussed above. Too much compared to the other one that still was the original cross shaped. The one they sent also was wider and would have required a grind to get it into the bottom shaft.

I ended up finding a broken/bent pole one day at the bottom of a lift tower and it was a different brand but much better cross pattern to it. I took it home, managed to get the tip out and then used it in my Goode pole. It was smaller so I wedged some wood slivers in with the tip and probably glued it too. Wish I could find a second one, as I notice the difference between that tip now and the worn factory Goode tip.

So if you can find a good tip on some broken pole(s) then this may work for you too.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by RShea View Post
I have an older pair of Goode poles. One of the tips came out on me and I had a hollow tip (aluminum below the basket) -sorry I do not remember the models. So I called Goode- they sent out a replacement tip and it was one of those Ice ones discussed above. Too much compared to the other one that still was the original cross shaped. The one they sent also was wider and would have required a grind to get it into the bottom shaft.

I ended up finding a broken/bent pole one day at the bottom of a lift tower and it was a different brand but much better cross pattern to it. I took it home, managed to get the tip out and then used it in my Goode pole. It was smaller so I wedged some wood slivers in with the tip and probably glued it too. Wish I could find a second one, as I notice the difference between that tip now and the worn factory Goode tip.

So if you can find a good tip on some broken pole(s) then this may work for you too.
I believe they make that tip for both the 8xxx series (wider) and the 9xxx series (narrower) shafts. The tip comes with the plastic sheath that holds the tip and the basket, and some ski shops will have them in stock for a few dollars.
post #16 of 18

....

Yes,
Same goin' on here as well...it's not just in your head fishEH!;-)
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 

New Tips. Yeah!

Called Goode the other day and explained the problem and they sent me out some new tips free of charge(except the $10 shipping ! ). Got them today and was very pleased. The new ones are still cross shaped but have four points instead of four nubs. I'll try to include a pic here.

New on the left, old on the right. I should be Goode to go now! Ha!

The name you want to ask for is "tiger tips #14 x 3/4 inch".
post #18 of 18
I like the looks of those. I happen to find this forum last week, and this weekend I used the new poles for the first time. Had the same problem with the tips not digging in in the lift lines.
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