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post #31 of 36

Why has no one brought up the necessity for proper pole calibration. The length is relative but calibration is exacting!  BTW- Kastle poles are factory calibrated to the .0001mm

post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

Why has no one brought up the necessity for proper pole calibration. The length is relative but calibration is exacting!  BTW- Kastle poles are factory calibrated to the .0001mm


Calibrating poles only works if you have your legs calibrated first.roflmao.gif

post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by FlashGordon View Post


Now I have to get a quiver of poles to go with my quiver of skis?

 

 Yep. Start from these:

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These ones for the steepest terrain, proper angulation and lift lines duel.gif

post #34 of 36

Why longer poles are better

 

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post #35 of 36

Dude, that's, like, either x-country skiing or some unknown sport where you need couple of extremely short sticks rule of thumb regardless of wearing any type of boots...

 

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Originally Posted by Torture View Post

So basically the jist of this thread is that you think the rule of thumb (hold it beneath the basket, 45 degree angle) is wrong, resulting in poles that are too short because you believe that this should be done while wearing ski boots, correct?

 

 

post #36 of 36

Lol, my bad meant 90. 
 

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Originally Posted by VladL View Post

Dude, that's, like, either x-country skiing or some unknown sport where you need couple of extremely short sticks rule of thumb regardless of wearing any type of boots...

 

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Originally Posted by Torture View Post

So basically the jist of this thread is that you think the rule of thumb (hold it beneath the basket, 45 degree angle) is wrong, resulting in poles that are too short because you believe that this should be done while wearing ski boots, correct?

 

 

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