Old 14-05-06, 07:04 AM   #1
 
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Hold your poles and use the hand straps

When you are sking make sure to hold your poles and put your arms in the straps.
I am saying thins becasue one time I lost me balnace and droped my poles halfway down and I had to go back up and then come down slow to get them.
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Old 14-05-06, 10:07 AM   #2
 
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Yes, the best way to do it is to put your arm through the strap and then hold the remainder of the strap againsts the pole. Diagram below explains it much better..

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Old 22-05-06, 06:51 PM   #3
 
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Nice diagram. I also had this problem once lost my pole half way down the slope it wasnt fun back tracking trying to find it.
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Old 22-05-06, 06:52 PM   #4
 
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Nice diagram. I also had this problem once lost my pole half way down the slope it wasnt fun back tracking trying to find it.
Of course not, the strap actually broke once for me and I ended up loosing my pole.
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Old 22-05-06, 06:54 PM   #5
 
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lol, where they rentals? That would defiently stink to lose your pole have to go through the akward lines again, explaining how you lost it.
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Old 02-11-07, 01:10 PM   #6
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Just as important as putting them on before you go down the hill is taking them off before you load on the lift or chair. I have seen people get injured by their pole jamming in the snow and poking them. And I am not innocent myself I snapped a pole last season by being lazy and not taking my strap off.
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Old 27-12-07, 03:56 AM   #7
 
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I once threw my pole at a man. turns out ski patrol didn't like that much
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Old 28-12-07, 03:21 AM   #8
 
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i never use straps
why?
because im good at skiing
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Old 29-12-07, 04:54 AM   #9
 
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ya i dont use my straps and i have no problem dropping them or anything. if you dont fall it isnt that big of a deal. just make sure you hold on to them.
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Old 29-01-08, 03:40 AM   #10
 
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I have never used straps before.. But I will try it out
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Old 29-01-08, 12:48 PM   #11
 
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i dont even use poles anymore
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Old 29-01-08, 11:06 PM   #12
 
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thats not bad in the park but in the powder it makes it alot harder. and froget about the moguls.
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Old 30-01-08, 11:29 AM   #13
 
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thats not bad in the park but in the powder it makes it alot harder. and froget about the moguls.
if wintergreen ever has powder, ill use poles, but i wont be using poles in the next couple hundred years
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Old 30-01-08, 07:24 PM   #14
 
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ya ive never been out there
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ya ive never been out there
yah, wintergreen va is not worth it. best tubing park in the state though.
ive always kinda wanted to ski down a tubing lane. giant rollers, skinny lanes and 40mph top speeds on a tube. niiiiice
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