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Cross Country Ski Poles

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When buying cross-country ski poles, the most important factor is your body height. More advanced skiers should also consider buying poles made from lightweight materials.

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Pole length

  • Classic pole length - 81-84% of your body height
  • Skating pole length - 88-90% of your body height

 

Recommended pole length depending on stature

 

Skier height Ideal classic pole length Ideal skate pole length
195 cm 166 cm 176 cm
190 cm 161 cm 171 cm
185 cm 157 cm 167 cm
180 cm 153 cm 162 cm
175 cm 149 cm 158 cm
170 cm 145 cm 153 cm
165 cm 140 cm 149 cm
160 cm 137 cm 144 cm
155 cm 132 cm 140 cm
150 cm 128 cm 135 cm
145 cm 123 cm 130 cm
140 cm 119 cm 126 cm
135 cm 115 cm 122 cm
130 cm 111 cm 117 cm
125 cm 106 cm 113 cm
120 cm 102 cm 108 cm

Cross-country pole materials

  • Aluminium - suitable for beginners. If you fall on them, they will bend, but not break. You can then straighten them out again.
  • Carbon - suitable for advanced skiers who apply stronger force on their poles, which could bend aluminium poles. Carbon poles are harder and can withstand greater force. Their disadvantage is that if you fall on them, they may break.
  • Composite - a combination of carbon fibre and fiberglass. They are designed to serve as a compromise when it comes to the properties and price. Both of these vary depending on the carbon fibre ratio in the composite. Poles with a high carbon fibre ratio are harder, but also more expensive.

 

 

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Swix Classic 155 cm
Poles cross-country skiing
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