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Top Ski Poles of the Last 25 Years

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Ha! Beat ya to it!

BD flicklock poles - the first adjustable poles that didn't slip or freeze up (like Leki's, etc.)
BD Whippets - the first integrated self arrest that actually worked.
Scott rental poles - 'nuff said.
post #2 of 20
Goode 10.4
Scott World Cups Green/Orange
Leki Pistols
post #3 of 20
Royal Shaft...they are fun to coordinate any outfit with.
Komperdell Balck Velvet...grrrrrr.
any pole cut down to about 16"...gorrilla steeze, yay.
any pole painted with pink flowers and called 'Women's Specific'
post #4 of 20
Oh, the ones that also work as a flask!!!
post #5 of 20
Coldpoles
post #6 of 20
"World's Finest Liquid Reservoir Ski Pole" indeed.
post #7 of 20
Allsop Shock Absorber with releasable Strap

Scott World cup Race Poles w/velcro adjustable strap
post #8 of 20
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Allsop Shock Absorber with releasable Strap
I forgot about those. They had a spring in the handle that allowed a bit of shock absorption. Not very expensive either. .
post #9 of 20
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I forgot about those. They had a spring in the handle that allowed a bit of shock absorption. Not very expensive either. .
I used them for years!!

Switched to Scott World Cup GS pole (the bend helps absorb some shock)
post #10 of 20
I'm partial to the flourescent hot pink (with neon green handles) correction angular poles Kerma put out in the late 80s. Nobody has made a pole that both deterred theft and was easy to find in powder.
post #11 of 20
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They had a spring in the handle that allowed a bit of shock absorption.
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I used them for years!!

Switched to Scott World Cup GS pole (the bend helps absorb some shock)

You guys need to ease up a bit or cut down on the 'roids or something!
post #12 of 20
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Oh, the ones that also work as a flask!!!
I knew a guy who made a "bong pole".
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
I'm partial to the flourescent hot pink (with neon green handles) correction angular poles Kerma put out in the late 80s. Nobody has made a pole that both deterred theft and was easy to find in powder.
I skied with a pair of those for years. I finally gave them up two seasons ago for a more conventional set when I tired of the constant comments by other skiers.
post #14 of 20
Dorota Tialka was on the WC alpine podium with 1 first, 5 times top three and 24 times in the top ten.

Andrej Bachleda took a WC first, top 3 six times and had 40 top ten finisnes.

Wojciech Fortuna took a jumping WC podium clalmng first place.

post #15 of 20
The Goode 10.4 are pretty sweet..
post #16 of 20
Karol Józef Wojtyła. Nuff said.
post #17 of 20
Tak! Na zdrowie.
post #18 of 20
I had Allsop shock absorber poles with the strapless/pistol? grip. Definatley one of the top poles.

Loved 'em. Especially the price - $5 at a local shop's tent sale.
post #19 of 20
2005 Leki HTS Full Spectrum (adjustable) with trigger straps. Both upper and lower sections are aluminum.They are NOT the twisting adustable poles that are sold now. They have eleven holes in which a clickable mechanism locks one of eleven lengths. They have never come loose like any of the twistable adjustable poles and I have bought two pair. One for free skiing/telemark ascents and the other that has a Leki slalom hand guard installed for Masters Racing events. Almost fail-safe, in all situations, and I wish they would "reintroduce" them again. Like many of you, each ski had different heights based on type of bindings in combination with different lifts and having different pole lengths help me dictate a consistant fore-aft/horizontal stance whether on boiler plate piste or chopped up crud or heavy powder or the variations within moguls or a slalom course.

That year, Leki also offered a top-of-the-line aluminum/graphite full spetrum that I regret I didn't buy.
post #20 of 20
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I had Allsop shock absorber poles with the strapless/pistol? grip. Definatley one of the top poles.

Loved 'em. Especially the price - $5 at a local shop's tent sale.
Owned the pistol grip besides the releasable strap. The pistol grip was dangerous. Back in the day I sprained my thums on more then one occasion landing jumps.
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