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    Ski pole recommendations

    My ski poles are so beat up it's ridiculous. Some frozen crust ripped off a basket at Wildcat recently so they're looking kind of sad. Anyone have a strong recommendation? Adjustables would be nice.


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    Google, composite ski poles. There are plenty of choices, choose the ones that fit your budget/needs.
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    Indeed, yes, I have a passing familiarity with Googling things. I was looking for recommendations from AZ members. Some feel strongly about a product they've purchased. Although, it's tough to get excited about ski poles.

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    The poles I have been using thus far this season I actually bought for really cheap at Wildcat. Only brand they had in the shop, Swix I think (in car). $30 and they work great.

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    Ski pole recommendations

    Yea, I don't notice a difference in poles, I feel like they are there for mental rather than physical reasons.

    Bought some 50" swix aluminum poles at the ski expo. Only thing I care about is attachable powder baskets
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    That would be the only deficiency in the poles I got. They would be better with powder baskets. That really only bothers me when I'm really shoving down on a pole while traversing in soft snow. While skiing downhill the race baskets don't bother me.

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    Actually Edd, I've got a set of I believe 48" Scott poles in great shape. They're all yours if you want them. Too long for my liking. I prefer clown poles.

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    I have Swix composite pole for groomer days , very light and good swing weight, and Soul bamboo pole with powder baskets for soft days and natural snow trails a little heavy but tough as hell. Deadheadskier's poles sound like the offer to take if 48"is right

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    If you like your poles, The baskets should be replaceable.

    I bought a pair of Goody Carbon poles ~20 years ago, they're still trucking. Good in the bumps. I replaced the baskets a few times. For back country or out west, I have a pair of adjustable Black Diamond Flint lock poles with powder baskets.

    If you go adjustable, don't get the twist lock type, they usually don't hold position, get the lever lock or flint lock type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Actually Edd, I've got a set of I believe 48" Scott poles in great shape. They're all yours if you want them. Too long for my liking. I prefer clown poles.
    No, but thanks very much. I use 50" which is obviously close but I'm thinking pure carbon if I'm going to bother with it. My current poles are aluminum and a friend gave those to me. I'd like to feel the lighter swing weight. Getting old.

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