Ski with the K2 Party Adjustable Pole as short as 40 inches or as long as 52 inches thanks to the adjustable locking system, but keep in mind, performance isn't Just about length. This pole also has a girthy aluminum shaft that keeps everything stiff and strong so you can party on the front side of the mountain in the morning and the back side of the mountain until the sun goes down.
- 7075 Aluminum is extremely lightweight and highly durable
- Low-profile grip gives you a secure and comfortable hold on your pole, and its slim shape won't interfere with grabs
- Strap uses hook-and-loop closure for simple and secure length adjustments
- Shaft Lockjaw adjustment uses a cleverly designed clamp mechanism below the grip in order to allow for simple and secure pole length adjustment on the fly
- Team basket is smaller and slimmer than that oversized powder basket you rock in the backcountry
- Tool Tip is designed specifically to allow for quick and easy adjustment of the Marker Schizo binding without the need of an extra tool
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K2 Party Adjustable Pole
Waste of money
We have had 3 pairs of this K2 Party Pole in the last year. They all have failed with the wrist strap totally disintegrating where the strap hooks onto the grip.
The other failure has been the locking mechanism just splitting in two for no apparent reason. Complete junk!!!!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These poles unfortunately have no redeeming qualities.
I'll start out with the worst part of the poles, which is the part when the 100% plastic locking mechanism split into two pieces on the first day of using the poles. It literally just fell apart for no apparent reason when I was just skiing along minding my own business.
But, let's talk about the poles prior to catastrophic failure, because falling apart was not the only fault. When I first received them, everything about the poles seemed poorly designed.
The grips was the first thing I noticed. The finger notches are pronounced and are obviously intended to create a groove for each individual finger, however they are so large and spaced so far apart that you can fit two fingers in each groove. You would literally need to be a sasquatch for the grip to fit you properly. If you aren't a sasquatch, the grip feels awkward and uncomfortable. They designed the grip without actually measuring the dimensions of a human hand.
The next annoyance are the pole straps, which are made pointlessly out of long, stiff, thick velcro. They are extremely awkward and difficult to put on and use properly. For some reason, they have a big rubber strip on them with audio control graphics, which serves no purpose other than making the straps even more uncomfortable, and the fake audio controls doesn't even make sense.
Also, the baskets are cheap plastic. The graphics are not my cup of tea, but that is of course subjective.
I was willing to forgive the faults and accept them as a cheap pair of adjustable poles, but the failing plastic locking mechanism was the icing on the cake. I don't know quite what K2 was thinking when it made these, but they clearly forgot that ski poles are a pretty hard thing to mess up quite this badly.
That being said, thank you Backcountry for being always AWESOME!! =)