Choosing a ski pole for your upcoming ski excursion is simple. Choose the prefered material, the length needed, and the desired colour or design. Size charts are included with all of Auski's ski poles online, making it easy for you to match the right ski pole to your height.
Ski poles are the least glamorous item in a ski shop, but they are nonetheless an essential part of any skier's equipment setup. Women’s ski poles are made of many materials, including lightweight carbon and robust aluminium alloys, and have a number of grip and basket options. We carry a wide selection of women’s ski poles at Auski from top manufacturers including Atomic, Black Crows, Salomon, Volkl and more. Each of them has a unique look and feel and works well with different types of skis.
Downhill ski poles need to be sturdy, light, and flexible enough to withstand rough landings in order to plant turns. A newbie can use any pole that is the same height as them. You might want to experiment with different materials as you develop your skills in order to identify one that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio.
For the purpose of getting fitted for ski poles, put on shoes or stand in your ski boots. With the poles upside down and the grips on the floor, grab the pole directly below the basket so that your thumb touches the top of the basket. Your elbow should be bent 90 degrees right now.
If the angle is less than 90 degrees, try a shorter pole. In case the angle is larger, use a longer pole. most poles come in 2” size increments. Select the shorter pole if you are unsure of your size.
For instance, if you are 6 feet tall, you should use 125 centimetre ski poles. You would need 48 in./130 cm ski poles if you were 5 ft. 8 in.
Numerous factors need to be taken into consideration, including pole size, probable terrain, pole material, grips, straps, and baskets. An excellent day on the slopes can be achieved with the help of a good pole. A ski pole that is too short will be harder to correctly plant, which will make turning more difficult. A pole that is too long will hinder your skiing technique and make your day more difficult.
If you're a beginner, the majority of ski poles will be ideal for you. But as your technique improves, the pole becomes more significant. For intermediate to expert skiers, the terrain is more varied, and different poles will work well in different situations. Park and pipe skiers generally need to use shorter poles (by at least 2"). The walls of the halfpipe are less likely to catch them because of their size. Skiers who prefer powder and the backcountry may decide to use a shorter pole than standard alpine poles. The last thing you want to do in the backcountry is to catch your extremely long poles on rocks and trees. The best choice for skiers who plan to stick to groomed tracks and other on-mountain trails is a standard (90° elbow angle) alpine pole. These will provide the greatest range of terrain over the mountain, from on-piste steeps to bombing blue routes. Mogul skiers need the proper-sized alpine poles so they can pace their turns through the bumps. Touring skiers must either climb or skin the mountain before skiing down it. They need lengthy poles for ascending and descending. For these skiers, adjustable-length poles are the solution.
Need assistance selecting the best ski poles? If you're unsure, just contact us, give us a call, or send us an email, and our ski specialists will guide you towards the right size.