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Poles, the untethered topic?

Wilhelmson

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If you have a good ski thrift shop nearby there is sometimes a better selection this time of year and if you don’t like them, they are a $20 backup set.
 

Tony S

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These?
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Much different than what LEKI or even Goode did with their Inter-Loc strap and Inter-loc glove (which I could not find an example of).
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View attachment 216176 Here is our pole quiver, both current and retro.
I had a pair of those Kerma poles with the translucent grip and the leather break-away straps. They were from circa 1980-82. The baskets were clear. The shafts were not painted with the Rossi ST color scheme like yours. Instead they were a really durable anodized gold. At some point about 20 years ago I decided they were no longer fit for active duty and should be turned into garden stakes. This was before my "second" ski life. Don't know what I was thinking. I wasn't, I guess.
 

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The shafts were not painted with the Rossi ST color scheme like yours. Instead they were a really durable anodized gold.
Yup, I had some of them too, a good looking pole.
 

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I wish I could get those one-piece grip/strap poles again so I could hang them off the lift, freeing me to do ... other things.
Scott reintroduced them recently, there were some at this swap ... and they will be there again next year too ;)
 

4ster

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I wish grass sticks had better handles and better straps..
 

cantunamunch

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Got a bamboo infestation right across the fence out back. Toyed with that idea of making my own f'n pole shafts..

Speaking as someone who has spent waaaaay too much time and effort trying to get something useful from weed 'boo - don't bother.

Just scrubbing the infectious rotty crap off them, leaching the sugars and boraxing the remainder is a long tedious PITA. Let alone piercing the segment barriers or drying or heat-straightening. Garh.

Tedious and totally pointless when one can order actual Tonkin cane for like $40 for a dozen shafts. https://www.etsy.com/listing/730970802/tonkin-cane-arrow-shafts-12-count

If your outdoors looks anything like our outdoors (it should), you probably have great unholy gobs of wild rose stems. If you have Goode grip or ferrule hardware, that may be a better option. It's totally a thing for arrows.

 

blackke17

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nothing but bamboo will do. Super light, super strong. long grips to move up and down on ( great for traversing)
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these things will take a beating. my buddy had a pair ran over in the parking lot and had zero damage. ive had these for years and expect them to last until i lose them. made by the now defunct Panda Poles but there are other options out there. highly recommend bamboo
 

h2o_snow

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edit: straps, never use em, i'd rather climb and fetch my poles than be tethered to em.

Me too. A throwback from my guiding days - never wanted to be attached in case of an avi incident.

My area pole: Scott World Cups are 30+ years old (from the Telluride days). S4's are the modern equivalent.

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Battered but not broken. Surprising, but I still notice folks skiing them. Fun to say "nice poles!"

They get it.
 

Rod MacDonald

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These?
View attachment 216178

Much different than what LEKI or even Goode did with their Inter-Loc strap and Inter-loc glove (which I could not find an example of).
View attachment 216177 View attachment 216175 View attachment 216179

View attachment 216176 Here is our pole quiver, both current and retro.
No, they're simpler than that : flouro yellow plastic clips one with a post, the other with a c-shaped clip you push the post side into the clip. Sorry, not explaining it well, but its extremely simple.
 

crgildart

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nothing but bamboo will do. Super light, super strong. long grips to move up and down on ( great for traversing)
View attachment 216210 these things will take a beating. my buddy had a pair ran over in the parking lot and had zero damage. ive had these for years and expect them to last until i lose them. made by the now defunct Panda Poles but there are other options out there. highly recommend bamboo
And the shafts practically grow on trees.. Super inexpensive to produce..
 
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crgildart

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No, they're simpler than that : flouro yellow plastic clips one with a post, the other with a c-shaped clip you push the post side into the clip. Sorry, not explaining it well, but its extremely simple.
Kerma also had pop out strap models, way before Goode did.
 
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Ended up with a pair of LEKI’s as well. Went to Loon today. Forgot to adjust my bindings from a powder 7 Mount and purchase. Ended up walking right out my skis 1st attempted turn. Had to download on ganjola. (I’m a total gaper at this point). Then I left my highly coveted 31 year old poles on the ganjola. Adjusted skis . Went to load up on ganjola, realized I didn’t have poles. So I went down to the ski shop, and bought a pair of LEKI airfoil carbons. I head back to the ganjola, wife calls. Meanwhile she has done two runs by now and I’m just a poser spending money to look cool. :doh: Finally I get ready to go for a ganjola ride, and what do I see? Yep….. you guessed it, my missing poles stuck in the ground. I finally did get three runs in.
WHAT A GAPER!!!!
 

Tony S

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Ended up with a pair of LEKI’s as well. Went to Loon today. Forgot to adjust my bindings from a powder 7 Mount and purchase. Ended up walking right out my skis 1st attempted turn. Had to download on ganjola. (I’m a total gaper at this point). Then I left my highly coveted 31 year old poles on the ganjola. Adjusted skis . Went to load up on ganjola, realized I didn’t have poles. So I went down to the ski shop, and bought a pair of LEKI airfoil carbons. I head back to the ganjola, wife calls. Meanwhile she has done two runs by now and I’m just a poser spending money to look cool. :doh: Finally I get ready to go for a ganjola ride, and what do I see? Yep….. you guessed it, my missing poles stuck in the ground. I finally did get three runs in.
WHAT A GAPER!!!!
You're just admitting what a ski day looks like, is all.
 

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