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An eco-friendly pole that reminds you what skiing was and what it could be.

Harnessing the ancient power of bamboo, Soul Pole's Original Soul Pole brings you the balance and support you need to ski while providing a sustainable solution that's full of classic Dick Durrance-era style. The Soul Pole is both a nod to skiing's history as well as a trail-blazing effort to bring sustainability to the industry's future. Using a strong, lightweight, and unfinished bamboo shaft, the pole helps you skate over the flats and add balance while navigating through a maze of steep terrain.
  • Recycled rubber grip along with a hemp wrist strap provide security and assurance that you're making the right choice for the planet
  • Recycled plastic powder basket gives you leverage in fresh snow
  • Metal tip plunges into ice when skating over the flats or catching your balance in steep terrain

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Wicked Step Sister Chute

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I absolutely love the soul pole. Such a good pole that's extremely durable, customizable, has the best grip I've ever used, and the weight is great. I use it hiking, touring, and inbounds skiing.

5 5

do you have a pet panda?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked up a pair of SoulPoles in early November and they've held up perfectly through my 30+ days on the hill (explosive yard sales and pole-thwacking before dropping in included). They're also a real conversation starter as others have noted, and an awesome way to feel some serious skier-camaraderie when you encounter another pair in the lift line or on the chair. Definitely glad I invested in these vs. another pair of aluminum poles.

4 5

Amazing Ski Poles

These poles are super light and they look great. Can't wait to ski with them. Good thing there is a 5 year warranty on them.

3 5

seem great ...but

just got a pair. But i am having issues getting the baskets on, does anyone have any ideas? they are cut way to small to fit over the tips.

5 5

LOVE MY SOUL POLES!!!

Useful in summer while hiking on the mountain trails, but they really shine when on the slopes. So beautiful, they're totally a conversation starter- "Is that bamboo?"
The Soul Poles guys tell me that their '11-'12 lineup is now 'old technology'. They told me that they addressed the breaking issue and assured me the '12-'13 models have been HYDRATED to deter splitting.
Just bought mine in Jan (got the new model straight from the bamboo factory in Park City), all props, not problems- ppl lov my Soul Poles!
Now all you guys at SP have to do is start making skis ;)

Handmade in Park City, UT

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Check out a short video by local Photographer/Videographer Mike Schirf on Soul Poles. It really shows the in depth process of working with bamboo and how hands on it needs to be!

3 5

Good thing these are renewable

I really wanted to like these poles. For the first 4 times out, I truly believed they had a winner. Unfortunately on the 5th the pole snapped as I was knocking the snow off my boots.

The swing weight and feel of these poles is really great. I am just not sure I want to be bothered with swapping these out for new ones ever week and a half after they break.

UPDATE 01/25/12.....Just went throught my second set. This time they splintered right below the grip. Luckily backcountry.com has such a good exchange program or I would be out $200.

UPDATE 03/27/12....3 for 3. Third pair just broke.

Good thing these are renewable
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so far my experience with soul poles has been positive. not only do they have a cool vintage look, they are light, strong, and holding up great.