What you need to know about poles
The ski poles are an important part of your equipment. They will help you get a better balance and to initiate and slow down the rotation of your turns (facilitating turn switches). You also use them to push forwards with on traverses and flat sections. The poles also help improve the balance for those skiers who choose to spend most of their time in the air, in one of our jib parks. If you ski mainly off-piste your poles will definitely help with your balance, as well as on traverses or if/when ski touring uphill with skins. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing poles, in order to get maximum function. You need to find the right length, a handle that fits your hand, the right safety strap and the right sized baskets depending on if you ski mainly on-piste or off-piste.