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Upgrade those bent-up rental poles that you stole from the ski shop with a pair of Komperdell’s Carbon Bamboo Ski Poles; now you can slip into the resort’s homeowners-only line on powder days without getting questioned. The poles' leather grips and retro bamboo finish boost your on-snow status, while the super-lightweight carbon shafts let you move quickly once the lifties spot a duct-tape patch on your jacket. The all-leather straps add a dose of comfort for lapping the resort, and the slim race baskets and durable tungsten and carbide flex tips let you plant your poles in both hard and soft snow .
- Carbon and bamboo shaft
- Leather grip and strap
- Standard baskets included
- Tungsten/carbide flex tip
- Item #KOM000U
- Q & A
Total Garbage, Do Not Buy
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
just finished my 4th season with these. living in NYC, a season means about 10 days on the slopes. in 4 seasons, not one, but TWO of these crappy poles have broken. and i'm not hucking cliffs. one of them snapped in half at the base lodge, when i stuck it into the snow to take my skis off. the other snapped on a groomer while making a simple pole-plant turn. and it not only snapped in half, it broke into 2 extremely sharp pieces that easily would have impaled me had i fallen on top of it. after the first one broke, i complained to the company. however comperdell only has a US distributor called "Camaro USA" based out of seattle...they do not answer the phone, the do not return messages, and they do not respond to email. when i finally got someone on the phone, it was the rudest and most sarcastic woman i've ever spoken to. she told me it must be the way i'm using them. after hanging up on me twice, i finally convinced this shrew to replace the broke pole. they sent me a new pair, one of which had a broken wrist strap RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX! the piece that attaches it to the grip was missing a key plastic peg that holds it in place. nevertheless, i set out with one old, one new. 3 ski days later, the second one broke. i again called "Camaro", got the same woman on the phone, and she said quote "take it up with austria and don't call here again" before hanging up on me. PATHETIC! for $170 dollars, these should be bomb proof. i've been skiing for 30 years and never broken a pole. these are garbage.
oh yeah, and the "powder baskets" sold separately are not only impossible to swap out with the racing baskets, they are so shamefully flimsy they're essentially useless in anything more than 2 inches of powder.