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Fis­cher BCX Var­i­o­lite

The Fis­cher BCX Var­i­o­lite is a light­weight alu­minum pole that adapts flex­i­bly to ter­rain and thus gives am­bi­tious skiers the best pos­si­ble sup­port in the back-coun­try. Pole length can be ad­justed eas­ily with a sin­gle move­ment of the hand thanks to the new Air Lock 2.0 fea­ture that also dis­plays the ef­fec­tive pole length in the set­ting win­dow. The light­weight Flexlite Bas­ket fea­tures a low swing­weight as well, and the spe­cial Multi Grip han­dle al­lows dif­fer­ent grip po­si­tions. The SRP is $79 [US] / $499 [CDN].

Atomic BCT

The Atomic BCT ad­justable ski pole of­fers se­ri­ous ver­sa­til­ity for skiers who refuse to stick to the beaten path. Durable alu­minum al­loy helps to pre­vent the BCT from bend­ing or break­ing while you're out in the back-coun­try. A com­fort­able tour­ing grip fea­tures a foam extension on the up­per shaft so you can grip the pole lower down for added lever­age while mak­ing that up­hill push. A spe­cially de­signed tough plas­tic pro­tec­tive cap on the top of the grip al­lows you to ad­just your boots or bind­ings with­out bend­ing down. Atomic gave this puppy an ex­tra-wide strap for added se­cu­rity and lever­age. The SRP is $79 [US] / $119 [CDN]

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