HOW DO YOU POSITION YOUR STRAPS ON YOUR SKI POLES?

Ski straps are located at the top of the pole. When you ski, you should have them around your wrists. However, every year, when putting on your wrist straps, you ask yourself this question: but how should I positon my ski straps? Should my thumb be below or above?Here is a video that will answer all your questions!

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1/ BUT AFTER ALL WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A SKI POLE?

The role of ski poles is to obtainbetter support on the flat and in turns, to relieve muscles and joints by helping you stabilize effortlessly and to have better balance on your skis.

When initiating a turn, your"pole should be planted" to stabilize yourself and make you to tilt slightly to the outside of the ski.If the length is good , they will instinctively push you to swing on to your right side and therefore have enough weight on your downhill ski. In powder snow, thanks to larger baskets, freeriders can lean on them and turn without sinking into the snow.

Beginners are often comforted by the idea of having something they can lean on during the learning process and will help them get up after a fall..

In short, poles are useful for balance, rhythm and can help you turn faster or use them from braking, particularly in steep or difficult terrain.

2/ WHAT ABOUT SKI POLE STRAPS?

The strap is attached to the top of the handle.You should put them around your wrists when you ski and remove them when you take the chairlifts and drag lifts.Why put the straps around the wrists?Because they willprovide you additional support when you lean on them.. Wrist straps are also useful becauseyou don't want to lose your ski poles

The wrist straps are also useful becauseyou don't want to lose your ski poles. Useful to know that there are ski pole models with removable straps which detache themselves if the pole is stuck in snow or a tree.

How do you position your straps on your ski poles?

3/ HOW DO YOU POSITION YOUR WRIST STRAPS AROUND YOUR WRISTS?

To put on your wrist straps, run your hand under the wrist strap, and then put your thumb over the wrist strap. Is this clear?So, have a look at the video!

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I hope our advice has helped you put on your ski straps correctly. Have a great winter season!

How do you position your straps on your ski poles?

Chloé

Wedze communication team, made up of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts