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04-17-2012, 03:34 PM #1
Anybody want to comment on bamboo poles?
companies to recommend?
Met some folks in alpine meadows makeing them.
Which one is that? Said they lived in truckee I think or tahoe city.
I see some guys in the wasatch doing it also.
poles aren't the thing I spend money on, usually get them at the second hand store for $15.
I certainly don't want to do any upkeep on them.
04-17-2012, 03:38 PM #2
I'm a thrift store pole guy too. Grabbed some cheap pandas on gear swap and they are total chick magnets. The seem pretty durable, though I don't really do anything that would break them.
04-17-2012, 03:42 PM #3
04-17-2012, 03:55 PM #4
I've got a buddy that reps Blizzard/ Tecnica and he just picked up Soul Poles this year. Seems stoked on them, but I haven't heard much more on it. Sounds pretty cool I guess.
04-17-2012, 03:57 PM #5
I break stuff and lean on my pole more than I should.
I like thick aluminum that only kinda bends but does not break.
04-17-2012, 04:04 PM #6
edit for concise response:
Chicks will S-your-D on the lift when they see your bamboo poles!
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04-17-2012, 04:07 PM #7
04-17-2012, 04:54 PM #8
04-17-2012, 07:11 PM #9self proclaimed JONG!
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Scott, or anything Kerma.
$15 for thrift store poles? Ouch.Do what you like, Like what you do.
04-17-2012, 07:44 PM #10
I've got 2 pair. Bought them in 1974. Before the Chinese started to keep the good stuff for domestic use. Use them for Nordic, XCD. About 1500 days use on them. Still use them. If I was to buy some poles for alpine, I'd go cheap aluminum. And I do. $0 - $10.If everybody liked what I liked......I wouldn't like it.
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
04-17-2012, 07:50 PM #11
Never paid for poles in my life. Worked at a ski shop so cut throw aways and mis matches to my liking, add stickers. Won my last 2 pair. What is the hype with bamboo lately, seeing a lot on Panda here."boobs just make the world better really" - Woodsy
04-17-2012, 08:21 PM #12
Do people actually play polo in North America?::.:..::::.::.:.::..::.
04-17-2012, 10:04 PM #13But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer
04-18-2012, 12:14 AM #14
04-18-2012, 12:32 AM #15
It may be spoken of here:
04-18-2012, 07:27 AM #16
Never used them myself. I usually pick up Scott Series 4 poles for cheap. But my buddy who says he typically goes through a few sets of ski poles a year has been using a pair of the Panda poles for the last two seasons. YMMV.
04-18-2012, 07:59 AM #17
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04-18-2012, 12:09 PM #19
The double tapered design of the Scott poles is a great balance between strength, flex, and swing weight. They're really well balanced too.
Sorry for the thread drift. I've been looking at a pair of Soul Poles since I realized that they were real poles, and not a joke.
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04-18-2012, 04:20 PM #20
I still have a pair of Scott WC poles that say "Genuine World Cup Racing Pole, 1984-1985."
They're ugly and a little bent, but indestructible. I ended up swapping in composite poles this year because I got tired of the weight and I'm not that hard on gear. But if you're worried about destroying poles, get real race poles.
04-18-2012, 05:16 PM #21
these guys for bamboo?
04-18-2012, 05:30 PM #22Registered User
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Grow your own.
04-18-2012, 05:35 PM #23....................
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I think I've had 3 pairs of poles over the last 20 years. I'm going to buy some soul poles though, to support a local business.
04-18-2012, 05:47 PM #24
Is this a troll or serious?Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
04-18-2012, 07:55 PM #25