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I like the product.  The shaft replacements are $20 and since I break a lot of poles these may pencil out after all.  I will agree with some though that the hippy braid pole strap could use some asthetic thought because contary to what dav says, he's worried about looks.

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Retro leather covers for your boots

 


 

You may have something there.

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Come on' dude, thats kinda rude don't ya' think?
 

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If you are going to actively pimp your product here, why not become an EpicSki supporter?  Seems only fair.

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Is the the beginning of a whole line of hipster ski equipment?

 

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Nov 18, 2010

 

Hi aschick:

 

Do you happen to head the New Products Dept of Patagucci biggrin.gif?

 

Think snow,

 

CP
 

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I like the product.  The shaft replacements are $20 and since I break a lot of poles these may pencil out after all.  I will agree with some though that the hippy braid pole strap could use some asthetic thought because contary to what dav says, he's worried about looks.



that's totally a kickroflmao.gif. I'm way concerned with my appearance, but not to the point of over-riding any performance or giving up perfectly good clothing just because it's got a little duct tape on it. a broad heavy strap supports your hand when you are poling hard. can you imagine pushing down on their bolo strap. it will hurt. probably looks fine, just very painful. my scotts have a variable width flat leather and velcro strap, btw.

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I like the product.  The shaft replacements are $20 and since I break a lot of poles these may pencil out after all.  I will agree with some though that the hippy braid pole strap could use some asthetic thought because contary to what dav says, he's worried about looks.



that's totally a kickroflmao.gif. I'm way concerned with my appearance, but not to the point of over-riding any performance or giving up perfectly good clothing just because it's got a little duct tape on it. a broad heavy strap supports your hand when you are poling hard. can you imagine pushing down on their bolo strap. it will hurt. probably looks fine, just very painful. my scotts have a variable width flat leather and velcro strap, btw.


I understand your concern with the straps and the thought that the thinner braided leather might dig into your wrists. Over our testing period that was never showed up as a issue especially during 99% of resort riding when poling is never done. that being said i can see where the serious hikers and backcountry riders would like to see a wider thick strap that has a adjustable loop. Is there any other suggestions you would like see in ski pole straps?  

post #37 of 44

Bamboo grows wild in this part of the country.  Every vacant or semi vacant lot is overun with it.  We need some panda bears out here to balance things out. There are lots of useful things people around here make with the stuff. I actually had an old bamboo ski pole staked to mark the parking space in our front yard. 

 

My favorite ski poles have 1" leather straps (pop out under duress for safety).  They are now 30 years old and have molded perfectly to my palms and wrists.  So far, I've only had to replace a couple baskets on them.  But, I'd certainly repair them before paying over $60 dollars for a pair of poles with thinner leather or nonono2.gifnylon straps.  I've got several other poles but I keep gravitating back to the old friends.

 

Good luck, sure plenty of folks will find the material novel, just not around these parts..

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Bamboo grows wild in this part of the country.  Every vacant or semi vacant lot is overun with it.  We need some panda bears out here to balance things out. There are lots of useful things people around here make with the stuff.


Here too, trouble is curing the stuff without getting longitudinal cracking (too hot too fast) or black spot mold (not hot and dry enough quick enough).
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Bamboo grows wild in this part of the country.  Every vacant or semi vacant lot is overun with it.  We need some panda bears out here to balance things out. There are lots of useful things people around here make with the stuff.




Here too, trouble is curing the stuff without getting longitudinal cracking (too hot too fast) or black spot mold (not hot and dry enough quick enough).
 

Just dip it in plasticROTF.gif
 

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I like the product.  The shaft replacements are $20 and since I break a lot of poles these may pencil out after all.  I will agree with some though that the hippy braid pole strap could use some asthetic thought because contary to what dav says, he's worried about looks.



that's totally a kickroflmao.gif. I'm way concerned with my appearance, but not to the point of over-riding any performance or giving up perfectly good clothing just because it's got a little duct tape on it. a broad heavy strap supports your hand when you are poling hard. can you imagine pushing down on their bolo strap. it will hurt. probably looks fine, just very painful. my scotts have a variable width flat leather and velcro strap, btw.


I understand your concern with the straps and the thought that the thinner braided leather might dig into your wrists. Over our testing period that was never showed up as a issue especially during 99% of resort riding when poling is never done. that being said i can see where the serious hikers and backcountry riders would like to see a wider thick strap that has a adjustable loop. Is there any other suggestions you would like see in ski pole straps?  



People  Pole Plenty at resorts. You're a industry man now, don't just say stuff. poling is never done? I'm apt to think you are rationalizing a poor design decision instead of researching your product objectively.

 

when I choose a pole, I mostly look at the part that becomes a part of my hand when I ski, the grip and the strap. the material of the shaft is what it is.

 

Look at good straps at a ski shop, feel them, get the principal of their design, go back to the shop, make some.

post #41 of 44

Nov 18, 2010

 

I think that this is a hopless argument.  Many people have made negative comments about the strap.  Que sera sera.  What will be will beconfused.gif

 

Think snow,

 

CP

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Just dip it in plasticROTF.gif
 

That is teh funny but pretty close to the troof.
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I like the product.  The shaft replacements are $20 and since I break a lot of poles these may pencil out after all.  I will agree with some though that the hippy braid pole strap could use some asthetic thought because contary to what dav says, he's worried about looks.



that's totally a kickroflmao.gif. I'm way concerned with my appearance, but not to the point of over-riding any performance or giving up perfectly good clothing just because it's got a little duct tape on it. a broad heavy strap supports your hand when you are poling hard. can you imagine pushing down on their bolo strap. it will hurt. probably looks fine, just very painful. my scotts have a variable width flat leather and velcro strap, btw.


I understand your concern with the straps and the thought that the thinner braided leather might dig into your wrists. Over our testing period that was never showed up as a issue especially during 99% of resort riding when poling is never done. that being said i can see where the serious hikers and backcountry riders would like to see a wider thick strap that has a adjustable loop. Is there any other suggestions you would like see in ski pole straps?  



People  Pole Plenty at resorts. You're a industry man now, don't just say stuff. poling is never done? I'm apt to think you are rationalizing a poor design decision instead of researching your product objectively.

 

when I choose a pole, I mostly look at the part that becomes a part of my hand when I ski, the grip and the strap. the material of the shaft is what it is.

 

Look at good straps at a ski shop, feel them, get the principal of their design, go back to the shop, make some.



 

thanks for your input and suggestions, we have started working on a new strap design for the next batch of poles that will include a adjustable length wide strap.

 

thanks everyone

-Adam

post #44 of 44
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If the strap wouln't dig into your palm when you're "poling", which is what you do with poles, you'd be right enough


Have you tried using gloves with them to prevent that problem?

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