It's not difficult to select a ski pole for your next ski adventure. Determine the material you prefer, the length you require, and the colour or design you desire. All our Ski Poles online at Auski come with size charts, helping you match the correct size ski pole to your height.
The least glamourous item in a ski shop, ski poles are nonetheless a necessary component of any skier's equipment set-up. Ski poles come with a variety of grip and basket options and are produced from a variety of materials, including lightweight carbon and durable aluminium alloys. At Auski we stock a range of ski poles from top brands including Atomic, Salomon, Rossignol, Volkl, Black Crows and more. All of them complement various skis well and have their own distinctive appearance and feel.
In order to plant turns, downhill ski poles must be strong enough, light enough, and flexible enough to endure harsh landings. Any pole that matches height is a suitable ski pole for a beginner. As you gain skill, you might wish to experiment with various materials to find one with a higher strength-to-weight ratio.
Wear shoes or stand in your ski boots so that a pair of ski poles can be fitted to you. Grab the pole just below the basket with the poles upside down and the grips on the floor such that the top of the basket is touched by your thumb. Right now, your elbow should be bent 90 degrees.
Try a shorter pole if the angle is less than 90 degrees. Get a longer pole if the angle is greater. The majority of poles come in 2" increments. If you're unsure about your size, choose the shorter pole.
As an example, if you are 6 ft. then you’d want 125cm ski poles. 5 ft. 8 in., then you’d want 48 in/130cm ski poles.
It is crucial to take the time necessary to locate the ideal pole for you. There are many things to take into account, including pole size, potential terrain, substance of the pole, grips, straps, and baskets.
A good pole can make the difference between a good and a great day on the slopes.
A ski pole that is too short will be more difficult to properly plant, which can hinder your turning. A pole that is overly lengthy will interfere with your skiing technique and complicate your day.
The majority of ski poles will work perfectly for you if you're a beginner. However, the importance of the pole increases as you gain in technique. The terrain is more varied for intermediate to expert skiers, and various poles will perform better in various circumstances. In general, park and pipe skiers should use shorter poles (by at least one 2" size) since they are less prone to get caught on the halfpipe's walls. Skiers who prefer the backcountry and powder may opt to go with a shorter pole than typical alpine poles. In the backcountry, catching your excessively long poles on rocks and trees is the last thing you want to happen. Standard (90° elbow angle) alpine poles are the best choice for skiers who intend to stay to the on-mountain trails, particularly groomers. These will offer the greatest versatility over the mountain, from bombing blue runs to on-piste steeps. Alpine poles of the correct size are also important for mogul skiers so they can pace their turns through the bumps. Skiers who tour must first skin or climb up the mountain before skiing back down. For ascending and descending, they require long poles. Poles with customizable lengths are the answer for these skiers.
Need help choosing the right ski poles? Simply contact us, give us a call or send us an email if you’re unsure and our ski experts can help you choose the proper size.