We have our boots aligned and skis balanced but we never talk about getting the poles properly set up to match the rest of the equipment set up. What pole flex should you use in relationship to ski and/or boot flex? Can skinny (carbon/graphite) poles be used with fat skis? Vice versa, can fat aluminum poles be used with a race ski (under 70mm)? Should the poles be calibrated every year when you have your DIN checked? Is there a relationship to DIN and a proper pole calibration? Should shops charge more for calibrating poles that were purchased on-line vs. poles that were purchased in their store?
Please share your thoughts.