While it is true that in other modalities the question "for which they serve the ski poles" is heard in more than one occasion, in the skimo not so much.
During the ascent they become a point of indispensable support for taking momentum and progressing on the snow, losing the minimum possible pace as the tiredness flows, while also alleviating the muscles and joints stabilizing the stress and providing a better balance
In the descent they offer support in both the flat areas and the turns, providing help during the inclination of the turn.
Therefore from Vertic we recommend the use of cross-country skiing poles while doing activity, since they improve both stability and rhythm, they are an extra support point when it comes to boosting and grant safety during the descent
Sections of cross-country ski poles
Nowadays, the cross-country skiing market offers models of one stretch and two-section models. However, in recent times the first models are beginning to appear in three sections, something that makes them even more compact and easier to store and transport.
The body can be divided into several sections or in a single piece, which allows to regulate the height to the optimum both when it is used and when it is carried.
The more stretches the more compacted cane divides to store it and transport it. However, how many more fragile sections?
Construction material of cross-country skiing poles
The construction materials of cross-country ski poles are usually carbon fiber and aluminum, offering each one of them concrete benefits.
On the one hand, those that are manufactured with aluminum are heavier, so they are more rigid and more resistant to possible blows. This type, in addition, is cheaper.
In contrast, those that are made of carbon fiber are a bit more expensive, but they are much lighter. This lightness is appreciated both at the time of handling and when compacted to save and transport. In addition, they are less rigid; something that makes them weaker before possible breaks.
Now, both carbon fiber and cross-section ski poles have very similar designs.
Handles and leash of cross-country ski poles
The handlebars of the cross-country ski poles are usually longer, for greater comfort during movement.
And, the leash, are usually differentiated - left and right - to improve ergonomics and comfort.