Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

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LoveJohnny
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Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

Postby LoveJohnny » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:46 pm

We all need a different pole for every job. I have like 50 pairs of poles. But last week, I built myself THE ultimate powder pole. I had problems finding poles longer than my 180cm Swix ones. There is not a single adjustable pole in the world that goes longer than 160cm. I don't know what kind of shallow snow people are skiing, but here, when climbing in the woods in bottomless powder, I always need a lot more than this. Can't find what you're looking for? The market doesn't fill your needs? Then build your own equipment...!

205cm long. Ultra-light bamboo. The length is just perfect for the kind of powder skiing I do here. They are a must for climbing with fishscales in deep stuff. Plus, they are very useful for measuring overnight snowfalls... On the downhill, you can hold them in the middle for a perfect counterbalancing, or you can hold them together and use them as a lurk. My search for the ultimate XCD pole is over.

Cost: 6$.

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Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

Postby lowangle al » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:30 pm

Very nice Johnny, I like your way of thinking. All you need now is a pair of those 300cm Finnish skis and you'll be a real head turner.

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Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

Postby LoveJohnny » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:26 pm

Yeah I've been looking for a pair of 250cm+ skis for years... Especially the 260cm Karhu Hunt BearGrip... Or those 300cm wooden finish skis... Any leads in NA?

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Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

Postby connyro » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:03 pm

LJ: First, I love the Lionel Richie on the mantle. Second, is that you in the ski video in the other thread with the ridiculously long poles flapping around?

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Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

Postby The Lovely Bear » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:52 pm

LoveJohnny wrote:205cm long...

On the downhill, you can hold them in the middle for a perfect counterbalancing


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Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

Postby lowangle al » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:20 pm

connyro wrote:LJ: First, I love the Lionel Richie on the mantle. Second, is that you in the ski video in the other thread with the ridiculously long poles flapping around?


First, ditto on the Lionel Richie, I thought it was Richard Pryor though. Second I don't think Johnny knows how to do the "Hail Mary Turn" :lol:

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Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

Postby LoveJohnny » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:01 pm

You mean Adrian Solano? Nah, that wasn't me... 8-)

The reason I love poles that much is that I actually USE them. A lot. Too much most of the time to be honest...
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