Ski poles of bamboo
Eco-friendly bamboo ski poles for alpine skiing – handmade according to your own color choices and preferences. Light and flexible but still strong and durable for energized skiing in all terrain.
Weight: About 270—300 g/pole (125 cm length).
Grip: Extra good grip, from rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-SEBS). Cork grips weigh 10 grams less per grip and consist of 50% cork/50% TPE-SEBS. Note! Cork grips can crack when used with grip extension.
Extended grip (optional): 25 cm of extra friction area, made either of non-slip polyolefin plastic or bark tanned reindeer leather.
Strap: Can be tightened with just one hand. Made from recycled polypropylene (PP).
Bamboo: Calcutta bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) measuring Ø17–19 mm by the grip and Ø14–15 mm by the basket.
Basket: Baskets of low-density polyethylene (PE-LD), still flexible at −30ºC. Available in sizes of Ø100 mm, Ø90 mm, or Ø80 mm. Also a Ø120 mm flexible touring basket with aluminum ring.
Tip: Hard tip of tungsten carbide (widia) for reliable grip on rocks and ice, mounted in zink-plated steel bracket, mounted in an aluminum ferrule (6026 alloy).
Other material: Strap tightener from leftover aluminum sheets, stainless steel scew (A2), eco-friendly hot melt adhesive of EVA and resin, and polish (linseed oil wax from raw linseed oil and beeswax