Cross-country ski poles and accessories
Buying Guide for Cross-Country Ski Poles
Are you looking for cross-country ski poles?
The good news is that we have a very wide choice of poles and models to satisfy all types of practices. This buying guide is made to help you find what you're looking for, whether in terms of level or size to choose according to the technique (classic or skating).
Which cross-country skier are you?
Buying a pair of cross-country ski poles is not so complicated. First of all, you need to target your needs, and the technique you want to practice (skating or classic) in order to adapt the size of the poles. Depending on the range and practice, accessories and materials vary, which explains the difference in price. It is possible to sort in our menu by category to find the models most adapted to your practice, loiisr, sport or race/expert.
- Loisir poles are made for occasional use and above all for skiers looking for comfort and tolerance with less rigid tubes.
- Sport poles are intended for a wide range of skiers. They are slightly stiffer and lighter poles that contain a higher proportion of carbon to optimize the transmission of thrusts and the return of the pole.
- Race/Expert poles are adapted to intensive practice and experienced skiers. Most of them are equipped with ultra-light and very rigid 100% carbon tubes made to get the most out of every bite and every movement.
What size of cross-country ski pole should I choose?
First of all, it all depends on the cross-country skiing technique you practice. If it's classic, the norm is to take on poles 30cm below your size. For skating poles this can vary depending on the type of skier but it fluctuates between 15 and 20cm below the skier's waist.
Accessories for ski poles:
Depending on the poles and brands the accessories may differ. There are 3 categories of accessories, handles, straps, and baskets which include the tips and washers in one piece.
To choose accessories it is preferable to choose products of the same brand in order to have a good compatibility. For baskets and straps, it is imperative to know the top and bottom diameter of your tubes in order to find the accessories compatible with your equipment. For the straps, the best is to choose straps of the same brand as your poles because all the straps are not the same width and all the handles do not have the same designs.
At Simon Fourcade Nordic By Glisshop we offer you a vast choice of cross-country ski poles with a representation of the biggest brands such as Atomic, Fischer, Madshus, One Way, Swix, Exel, KV+ ou Yoko.