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Poles, the untethered topic?

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I’m very happy that my post has created so much response and interest, as well as some salacious banter. I feel like I might be getting on the lift soon!
 

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This forum sure has some evocative writing. Pretty sure I never read about fondling poles on The Ski Diva.
Oh, I don't know, we women can get a little frisky in our chatter about gear.
And really, when talking about poles, gripping a pole and planting a pole....well...
;)

You may! I was trying to trigger a response.
I wonder if Grump sniffed the bait and swam away

So I sprung for the Scott Sunvalley Retros in a 48’

I can always, go back to my original Scott’s, and they were. 1/2 the price I figured id be paying. I also ordered some powder baskets. So I think, I’m good. We will, see.

Pics of your new poles! ?
 
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Oh, I don't know, we women can get a little frisky in our chatter about gear.
And really, when talking about poles, gripping a pole and planting a pole....well...
;)


I wonder if Grump sniffed the bait and swam away



Pics of your new poles! ?
I,ordered them from skiessentials so when they get here, I’ll post them up.
 
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Oh, I don't know, we women can get a little frisky in our chatter about gear.
And really, when talking about poles, gripping a pole and planting a pole....well...
;)


I wonder if Grump sniffed the bait and swam away



Pics of your new poles! ?
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If you expect to ever smack them against your edges, I suggest avoiding carbon fiber. It's very notch sensitive.
 

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As a race coach I'm about as anti LEKI trigger as you can get. Young athletes lose these things on the regular, and as they've stuck with the same basic livery for years it's all-too-easy for athletes to take someone else's poles by mistake.
You cannot ride a lift on a race day without seeing some LEKI straps under the lift. I will say, LEKI makes soem very good race gloves. Speaking of gloves, LEKI makes some of the best gloves on the market on par with Hesta or any other brand. As much as I like thier poles, I love their gloves.

I used Goode 10.4 carbon poles for decades when was back East, I loved the low swing weight and the shock absorption on the firmer snow. Goode had a glove/pole combo before LEKI but not nearly as efficient and intuative. A antidote was told to me that when Marc Guiridelli was racing, we was using Goode poles because when he wind tunnel tested them they were a few tenths of a second faster and that was the differnce in a few races and he won the World Cup that year. Hyperbole? Maybe, maybe not, but it makes a good story.

Scott's S4 poles has been the reference shaft for durbility for decades.

Scott S4 Downhill "pointless" poles and Goode 10.4 Downhill poles
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Unfortunately too many skiers use their poles with the level of efficiency as BMW driver use their directionals.
 

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Oh, I don't know, we women can get a little frisky in our chatter about gear.
And really, when talking about poles, gripping a pole and planting a pole....well...
;)


I wonder if Grump sniffed the bait and swam away



Pics of your new poles! ?
@Philpug , I think your attention is required. :rolleyes:
 

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I love my LEKI trigger poles. I do not have LEKI specific gloves. I just put the straps over whatever gloves I've got on that day. I do find the thicker gloves work better to hold the straps. I have a thin spring gloves that don't play nice with the straps since they are so thin and the straps fall right off.
 

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I love my LEKI trigger poles. I do not have LEKI specific gloves. I just put the straps over whatever gloves I've got on that day. I do find the thicker gloves work better to hold the straps. I have a thin spring gloves that don't play nice with the straps since they are so thin and the straps fall right off.
do you mean the thin ones that look just like regular straps, or the L/R shaped ones that fit on your gloves ? Aren't the fancy straps adjustable ?
 

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+1 to hard no on the trigger grips. I want to use different gloves with different jackets and pants.. Want to be able to mix and match different color gloves with different color poles.. Without 10 pairs of trigger poles and gloves that ain't happening..

Good gloves in red, blue, black, grey, white (camera shy), etc..

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The straps fit over any glove - you don't need the compatible gloves..
 

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WOW! I can't believe anyone skiing as much as we do actually still buys new poles. I just pick them from the Free bin at our mtn at the end of the year. They are happy to get rid of the garbage. Recycle! :) I mix & match and at the same size, never give it a second thought. Recent Pic w/ my mix match LEKI/Kerma combo poles, both acquired circa 1990. The Kerma was a hold over from a bunch of poles I bought from a bin for $9.99 at a supermarket during a ski trip. I had so many poles I had to donate some! Second pic w/ my Scott mix match set..... very similar, almost exact. All the mentioned are standard lightweight aluminum poles as no way I'm skiing heavy weight poles.

To change out the grips just boil and they pop right off. If the poles are diff size from the grip, duct tape the pole under the grip or grab another grip for free at the bin.

I learned from ex patrollers and guides to never put straps beyond the palm. NEVER wrist. That way when they get caught in trees you simply open your hand as it gets pulled and the strap releases. Been there, done that! The first time it happens, it's a little weird esp on drops, bec you feel your arm being pulled behind you as your momentum continues fwd. Palm release has never failed, me or my buds over more yrs than I can count and you can still easily arm push to assist skating during traverses. :beercheer:
 

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FWIW, you could do that with LEKI trigger poles, and the straps that you wear on any of your gloves. You don't need to have trigger specific gloves.

The straps fit over any glove - you don't need the compatible gloves..
Yes, I know they have some that don't require LEKI gloves.. It still requires buying 5 pairs of LEKI poles to have 5 different color schemes.. Compare the price of doing that to having 5 pairs of any other brand.. If I could afford to so that, I could probably afford to go all in on 5 pairs of LEKI gloves too.
 

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do you mean the thin ones that look just like regular straps, or the L/R shaped ones that fit on your gloves ? Aren't the fancy straps adjustableof.

Mine are adjustable but they are loose'ish on my skinny gloves. I'd rather just ski than constantly look at my wrists to see if the straps are still there.

It's really a non issue since I don't wear those gloves much. I wear my lightweight "fatter" gloves most of the year anyway.
 
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WOW! I can't believe anyone skiing as much as we do actually still buys new poles. I just pick them from the Free bin at our mtn at the end of the year. They are happy to get rid of the garbage. Recycle! :) I mix & match and at the same size, never give it a second thought. Recent Pic w/ my mix match LEKI/Kerma combo poles, both acquired circa 1990. The Kerma was a hold over from a bunch of poles I bought from a bin for $9.99 at a supermarket during a ski trip. I had so many poles I had to donate some! Second pic w/ my Scott mix match set..... very similar, almost exact. All the mentioned are standard lightweight aluminum poles as no way I'm skiing heavy weight poles.

To change out the grips just boil and they pop right off. If the poles are diff size from the grip, duct tape the pole under the grip or grab another grip for free at the bin.

I learned from ex patrollers and guides to never put straps beyond the palm. NEVER wrist. That way when they get caught in trees you simply open your hand as it gets pulled and the strap releases. Been there, done that! The first time it happens, it's a little weird esp on drops, bec you feel your arm being pulled behind you as your momentum continues fwd. Palm release has never failed, me or my buds over more yrs than I can count and you can still easily arm push to assist skating during traverses. :beercheer:
I gotta be matchy matchy
Otherwise I ski like I need a V8
 

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We all know that just like in rock-n-roll you can't shred on the guitar without the perfect guitar strap ... you can't shred on the slopes without the perfect ski poles. So make sure you get the right ones, just like I do when I scour the lost and found bin at the resort for the perfect set.
 

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