Warmth rating and fit. Also the Xplore has a small gauntlet vs the griffin/patrol which do not.I'm a little confused by their glove lineup. What are the advantages of the Griffin Tune S vs Patrol 3D vs the Xplore S, for example?
Thanks. Their web site doesn't do much for comparing the models.Warmth rating and fit. Also the Xplore has a small gauntlet vs the griffin/patrol which do not.
I’ve got 2 pair of LEKI and agree with others the quality of the gloves is solid. I do think the warmth ratings and fit is a bit wonky and inconsistent.
In the end I prefer a longer gauntlet, so use the trigger straps with Reusch spirit lobsters.
Skiers complaining about how much their ski poles cost? Really? (It's the best argument I've heard in favor of snowboarding, though)I don't know that this implication about "affordability" is accurate. There are several models in a variety of price points.
Not that I think I can sway you but don't want there to be an automatic assumption that they are all pricy.
HEY! I'm doing the typing, spel-chek git yer grubby paws OFFA my keyboard. All CAPS implies LEKI is an acronym for something, like "Long Edging Kontrol Implement" or "Losers Evade Keeping It" (Planted)PS: Why is this site insistently capitalizing "LEKI"? Please. My writing is my own. Don't screw with it. I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Who is the "they" you're referring to? It feels like there's a literary equivalent of a snow-snake grabbing at my fingers as I type.They never write it with lower case letters.
So it should be LEKI right!
I really like the swing weight of my Carbon S 14 poles far better than the swing weight of my TGS aluminum, but I can comfortably ski with either pair.Trigger pulled!
I visited my local ski shop this week and ordered a pair of LEKI 3D Carbon-14's to replace my 24-year-old original LEKI trigger-grip poles. I'm not sure I could tolerate going back to regular straps, or even Scott grips. I'm in the market for new gloves/mittens for super-cold days, would like to upgrade to LEKI's but will need to visit a resort shop later in the season to try those on first- not buying any gloves without a fit test.
My old LEKI's will be my "Rock Poles" this season.
Skiers complaining about how much their ski poles cost? Really? (It's the best argument I've heard in favor of snowboarding, though)
My old poles cost me about $120 (on sale) in 1997 so that's $5 per year, amortized. New poles: $160 (not on sale)-- I did not however, upgrade to the carbon HX, those are $60 extra.
Who thinks cheap poles are worth the minuscule savings? Someone who's never taken an opportunity to ski with decent poles. Good thing I don't bother to keep track of my après-ski beer expenses..... I might find out it's more than $5 per year.....
Carbon or Aluminum? There are numerous grades of carbon fiber and aluminum alloys, design is just as important as material, plus falling hard onto my pole is gonna break it, no matter what it's made out of. The carbon-fiber on my old LEKI poles has taken numerous hits from my ski edges, I've slapped the packed snow off my boot soles a zillion times without worrying about the ski pole, and they haven't broken yet, so my take is to trust that the LEKI folks know what they're doing with regards to designing a pole that can handle hard use.
LEKI themselves. The correct spelling is in all caps. So the site is setup to spell-correct it that way.Who is the "they" you're referring to?
I guess so? Their website is https://www.stoeckli.ch/ ... so presumably that's OK. My guess is that's an attempt to render the "o" with an umlaut, in languages that don't have an umlaut.Isn’t Stoeckli correct also?
Now this interests me. I love my Grass Sticks poles and I've not heard of anyone breaking one. So is there a way to buy a set of LEKI pole grips, or do I have to buy a pair of poles and remove the grips?I liked them so much that when I broke the poles, I took the grips off and put them on Grass Sticks poles. I had to whittle down the poles so the grips would fit. I