POLES RECRE­ATION

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One Way Premio SLG 10

One Way's new­est and best ski pole, the SLG 10, is made with 100% ul­tra-high-mod­u­lus car­bon fi­bre and its Di­a­mond Car­bon tech­nol­ogy. De­signed to have the light­est swing weight on the mar­ket, this pole makes a be­liever out of ev­ery­body who gives it a try. Used by the en­tire US Biathlon and US Nordic-com­bined teams, as well as many World Cup ath­letes, these poles are a proven win­ner. The Premio SLG 10 is fit­ted with a new Pro strap with an ex­tra-wide Cor­dura and Vel­cro en­clo­sure, Premio Flash rac­ing bas­kets and 360° cork grip. The SRP is $400 [US] / $469 [CDN].

Exel Spec­tra XP70

Any ac­tive skier will ap­pre­ci­ate the light, stiff 70% car­bon shaft of Exel's Spec­tra XP70 ski pole. The new Avenger Bas­ket (de­signed with the in­put of Olympic cham­pion Iivo Niska­nen) is big enough to hold on softer tracks, yet light enough to keep the swing weight low. Rounded out with a cork han­dle and a com­fort­able hand-grip­ping Fu­sion strap, this pole is a joy to use with­out break­ing the bank. The SRP is $100 [US] / $139 [CDN

Start Win­ner

The Start Win­ner is a high-qual­ity pole for the ac­tive racer or recre­ational skier. A di­am­e­ter of 17mm, to­gether with 100% HS car­bon, makes this pole stiff and durable. The han­dle model is the light, com­fort­able Race Cork. Its Fit Race strap gives di­rect con­trol of the pole in all ski­ing phases. The large light Track bas­ket is equipped with a hard me­tal tip. Kits are avail­able in 155cm and 180cm, and can be cut down to any length needed. The SRP is $159. [US] / $204 [CDN].

Leki Ge­nius Vario

Just one set of poles for Clas­sic and skat­ing? Leki has it cov­ered. Its Ge­nius Vario is one of the few ad­justable poles stiff and light enough for recre­ational track ski­ing. The pole pairs a durable alu­minum up­per shaft with a light­weight car­bon-com­pos­ite lower shaft, and has a se­cure Speed Lock 2 ad­just­ment point that sits in the mid­dle for quick ac­cess. With use, the cork han­dle con­forms to your grip, and its Trig­ger Shark Ac­tive strap at­taches and de­taches di­rectly from the han­dle, so you no longer have to slip the strap over your glove. The SRP is $199 [US] / $250 [CDN].

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