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where can i get some freestyle ski poles?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
so ski poles are pretty much useless for the park as i found out today. I kinda knew it already but never thought about it. i have some normal size ski poles for my height (hold under the basket, 90 degree angle, etc) and i realize they are actually detrimental to riding park. They really get in the way. Especially when you wipe out doing spins and your poles get underneath your skis and they end up damaging your skis.

I don't want to ski pole-less as that just looks terrible (no offense to those who do). I wanna get some of those really short poles i see people riding with.

I would just hacksaw my current poles but they do serve their purpose when skiing powder and trees. i searched on google and ski sites, but the shortest i found was 38 inches, 95 cm which isnt nearly short enough.

i was wondering if i should just buy some crappy junior poles or if there is a place that sells them.


Thanks!
post #2 of 10
Wait, so you want poles so you can hold onto them and look right?

You could always opt for some two-piece/three-piece backcountry/trekking poles. I guess that would convey that you're hitting booters in the BC. 
post #3 of 10
 buy shorter poles....
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post #5 of 10
hack-saw a set of poles, jr poles are weak and the grips are tiny. 
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by DtEW View Post

Wait, so you want poles so you can hold onto them and look right?

You could always opt for some two-piece/three-piece backcountry/trekking poles. I guess that would convey that you're hitting booters in the BC. 


Yea that's precisely what I want. For park, i just want the poles for style. no need to be an ass, whatever the rest of your post means...


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 buy shorter poles....

already said in my original post, couldn't really find anything.


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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

hack-saw a set of poles, jr poles are weak and the grips are tiny. 

i may absolutely do that. ill might just buy the cheapest, crappiest set i could find and just hack-saw it. nice idea.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

Look at the Line Pin

http://lineskis.com/poles/pin-pole

those seem perfect, but are quite pricey..
post #8 of 10

check out Sick Stickz, www.sickstickz.com

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check out Sick Stickz, www.sickstickz.com



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post #10 of 10

DONT go out and buy the cheapest pole you can find...they'll bend like the twist ties you use for a garbage bag.  Find a 7075 aluminum pole or a 6000 series at least...otherwise you'll be buying a second set of poles after your first spill.  Better poles, though being more expensive, have better grips, better tips, and are made out of lighter, yet stronger aluminum.  Growing up as a bumper I always bought $10-20 poles, never had a pair last more than half a season...then got my first ski shop job, bought a good set of poles and got two seasons out of them before upgrading to the next pair.  Once you've got a decent pole, pull the grips off and cut them down to silly size.   

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