No artistic aptitude needed.
Pro-skier Eric Pollard designed the graphics on the Line Pollard's Paint Brush Adjustable Ski Poles to prettify your sweet turns in bounds or touring. Skinny but strong, these lightweight aluminum poles let you create jaw-dropping scenes in the park or off-piste. On-demand adjustments are quick, and the Grab Tab makes holding this pole easier than holding a cold can in the parking lot. Screw-off baskets let you switch sizes at the drop of a hand. The precision point tip comes in handy when pole-jousting or poking sleeping bears, although neither activity is terribly wise or advisable. Stick to skiing and you'll be fine.
- Lightweight 7000-series aluminum
- Adjustable range 42-52in
- Grab Tab
- Screw-off 60mm and 90mm baskets
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Line Pollard's Paint Brush Adjustable
Deluxe and stylish aluminum pole
After a number of bad experiences with carbon poles shattering in past seasons, I decided to switch back to a sturdier aluminum pole this season. I split my time pretty evenly between park and powder riding, so I decided to give the Paint Brushes a shot despite the price premium due to the adjustability and swappable baskets (not to mention the graphic style, which I am a fan of). When they arrived, I was stoked to find that they met my high expectations and had a few bonus surprises.
The lightweight aluminum bullet point in the product description is no joke, as the poles "feel" closer weight-wise to carbon poles I've used than to standard aluminum poles. In terms of size (I am 5'9") the 40in bottom end of the adjustability is perfect for what I like for park (slightly shorter than 90 deg. at the elbow , but not steezy toothpick-short), and there is plenty of range to raise things for pow and touring days. The height adjustment clips feel rock solid. The grips are actually wrapped in what feels like road bike handlebar tape, which is super comfortable, but we'll see how it holds up over the season. I'll reply back to this review after a few weeks of riding to comment on the overall durability.