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Old February 26th 11, 12:31 AM posted to rec.skiing.backcountry
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Default Long adjustable ski poles



I am about ready to take my tele skis backcountry.

However I am having trouble finding poles that work.
I use 165cm poles for classic XC skiing, and the longest
adjustable poles I have found are just 145cm at their
longest. I do my tele turns at 115-120cm. But with 145cm
I have to bend over to go uphill, which does not work well.

Does anyone make poles that go from 115-165cm?


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Old March 23rd 11, 11:34 PM posted to rec.skiing.backcountry
Sylvain Fauvel[_2_]
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I own a set of Leki Super-Cross (Back-Country line) that
extend from 125 to 160 cm. I also have a second pair of
the super-cross as backups but this pair (more recent)
has snowshoes pictures on them so you could check
snowshoing equipment. I dont remember how long i have
had those, at least 5 years, probably less than 10.
Maybe you can check the Leki web site. Those are the
old style twist lock. I always make sure i have
spare parts (the plastic peice that actually locks the
pole and baskets). I own the second pair because
i had to search for a while before i found poles
long enough for my taste.

If you find other models i would appreciate to have
the information.

The problem is overspecialisation. Equipment maker tend
to make backcountry poles for downhill and longer
non telescopic xc ski poles for touring. Nothing
versatile.

I hope this helps.

Sylvain in Montreal.
fauvel at emt dot inrs dot ca




On 2011-02-26, wrote:


I am about ready to take my tele skis backcountry.

However I am having trouble finding poles that work.
I use 165cm poles for classic XC skiing, and the longest
adjustable poles I have found are just 145cm at their
longest. I do my tele turns at 115-120cm. But with 145cm
I have to bend over to go uphill, which does not work well.

Does anyone make poles that go from 115-165cm?


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Old March 24th 11, 08:16 PM posted to rec.skiing.backcountry
Sylvain Fauvel[_2_]
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Default Long adjustable ski poles

Leki has "Photo Carbon Speedlock" that extend to 170cm.

I am not sure how "Photo" poles handle backcountry skiing though.
On the web site, they look similar to normal poles except they
have more sections.

Probably expensive.

Hope this helps.

Sylvain

On 2011-02-26, wrote:


I am about ready to take my tele skis backcountry.

However I am having trouble finding poles that work.
I use 165cm poles for classic XC skiing, and the longest
adjustable poles I have found are just 145cm at their
longest. I do my tele turns at 115-120cm. But with 145cm
I have to bend over to go uphill, which does not work well.

Does anyone make poles that go from 115-165cm?


 




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