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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    Modern poles are a fraction of the weight. Better; worth it.
    Wait a minute , Are you talking about modern Alum and composite poles or the grass sticks ????? I have a pair of grass sticks and love them, I also have a pair of composites that I use for racing.

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    Grass Sticks Bamboo Poles (Steamboat Springs, CO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad J View Post
    Wait a minute , Are you talking about modern Alum and composite poles or the grass sticks ????? I have a pair of grass sticks and love them, I also have a pair of composites that I use for racing.
    I was talking modern poles in general. I have carbon composite personally but the grass sticks are modern also. The guy I responded to claims he's been using the same poles for 40 years.

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    I saw some guy skiing with ski poles made out of branches at Bolton Valley a few weeks back. they had baskets and handles but were just maple branches with the bark still on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    I saw some guy skiing with ski poles made out of branches at Bolton Valley a few weeks back. they had baskets and handles but were just maple branches with the bark still on them.
    Well that's really throw back!!!!! I am glad I modernized to bamboo !!!!

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    I was talking modern poles in general. I have carbon composite personally but the grass sticks are modern also. The guy I responded to claims he's been using the same poles for 40 years.
    Yep. Same poles 40 years. I also have carbon comp. While there is no question the carbon is great (why anyone would choose metal is beyond me) I do question its long term durability. In the paddling realm I have had carbon shafts break unexpectedly, under stress that a wood shaft (I know, not bamboo) would shrug off.


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