Helpful, friendly advice from our skiing and snowboarding brand.
Choosing your ski poles isn’t tricky, you just need to consider three things: size, the handles, and the basket (that’s the ‘basket’-shaped bit that fans out around the bottom of the pole).
To see if a ski pole is the right size for you, turn it upside down so that the grip is touching the floor and hold it vertically with your hand under the basket – basically, form an angle of 90° with your forearm. We recommend that you do this with your knees slightly bent, while wearing your ski boots. If the angle is less than 90°, try a shorter pole. If the angle is greater, get a longer pole.
Wed’ze offers four different types of handles, each with their own advantages:
Good for durability
Light and comfortable
Easy to grip
Better up/down versatility, ideal for ski touring
A small basket is best for skiers who love speed and groomed slopes because it’s light and offers good precision.
With this size of basket it’s easy to switch between all-mountain and groomed slops, slope edges, and powder.
The best way to remember what this one is good for? Go big or go home! If you’re a powder fan, a large basket will stop you sinking in the snow.