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Wanted - old ski poles 110cm

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi everyone,

I’m just asking around if anyone has a pair old ski poles, 110cm that they don’t want/need and are looking to give them away?

I’m thinking of doing some race training at the local snowdome and I just need a pair that I won’t be afraid of thrashing if I fall horribly or something...

I’m using 115cm at the moment but starting to feel like they are actually too long for me (at 159cm height...). Any advice on that?

If I do take to racing at all, I’ll get proper poles and all that but not now.... Not for a super busy no-longer-young adult who’s dream is to ski like Mikaela but only started skiing 4 years ago, and knows that it’s only a dream. Skullie Cool

Ah well I can only work towards being the best me that I can be eh? Toofy Grin Little Angel

Thank you in advance if you do and wouldn’t mind letting me have them! PM or message if you do... snowHead
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aewynia wrote:
I’m using 115cm at the moment but starting to feel like they are actually too long for me (at 159cm height...). Any advice on that?

I went up one size for my race poles last winter as I felt that I wasn't able to push off strongly enough with the shorter ones, I see a lot of kids with poles that are too short to start effectively.

Plates on skis and modern boots can mean that your foot is nearly 10cm above the snow, so you need to take account of this.

Maybe ask a coach what would be the correct size for you.
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can't you just borrow a pair at the snowdome?
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Yep they sound too long for you - to put in context my poles are only 125 and I'm sure I'm more than 10cm taller than you. But just grab them off the rack at CFe - I've never used my own poles indoors.
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Thanks guys for the advice. Will ask a coach about the right size again @rjs. Previously when I learning at the snow dome one coach thought 115cm was right for me, and another thought 110cm was right for me. I’ve never clarified the issue but have been using 115cm on piste in resorts since.
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@aewynia, I am 163 cm and use 110 poles. 115 are just too long
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@aewynia, Until you decide that you need handguards I would just use a set from the slope. The ones at Chill Factore are fine for that -- you can then decide 110 or 115. I'm 165 cm tall -- I find 115s a bit short for racing, because of the plate on the ski, and 120s a bit long, but then I do get a better start. When you do decide to purchase, although expensive, it is worth getting (and paying for good ones), I tried a cheaper set and they both bent... just from starts, not crashing
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[quote="ski"]@aewynia, Until you decide that you need handguards I would just use a set from the slope. The ones at Chill Factore are fine for that -- you can then decide 110 or 115. I'm 165 cm tall -- I find 115s a bit short for racing, because of the plate on the ski, and 120s a bit long, but then I do get a better start. When you do decide to purchase, although expensive, it is worth getting (and paying for) a good pair, I tried a cheaper set and they both bent... just from starts, not crashing.
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@holidayloverxx, haha thank you this sounds like I have a genuine reason to buy new ski poles! Toofy Grin Laughing

Then I read @ski’s post (thank you) and my excuse started to disappear... rolling eyes

It sounds like I should be using 110cm for everyday use, on piste etc (off piste? Cross the bridge when I get to it I think!).

But when it comes to trying out racing a longer pole seems to be more favoured...

@ski, I’ve been lucky enough to have friends and acquaintances kindly donate me some of their old ski racing gear (their children’s ones rather, as my hands and legs/feet are in that category), so I’ve got most things I need for a start, even if they are old/second-hand ones. Except a helmet with chin guard but I gather that’s not really necessary to begin with... anyway I’ll never know till I give it a proper go!

Look forward to hearing other people’s experiences or advice, thanks again! snowHead
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@aewynia, look at the poles the racers use...
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