The Correct Way to Put on Poles

As part of our snowshoe series today we're talking about the correct way to put on poles, now we typically publish our snowshoe post every Wednesday but today we're mixing things up just a little bit. It doesn't matter if your skiing, snowshoeing or even hiking, putting poles on properly can reduce wrist strain, muscle fatigue and even efficiency but the majority of people we see on the trails are wearing their poles incorrectly. The wrong way to put on poles is to attack them from the top, all that does is keep the strap from sliding off your hand.…

How Long Should My Snowshoe Poles Be?

We left off of our snowshoe series last week talking about snowshoe poles and if they are really necessary. If you missed that post you can check it out here. One question that we get a lot is 'how long should my snowshoe poles be?' That's a great question.   Unlike regular old cross-country ski poles, snowshoe poles have that added advantage (or disadvantage depending on how you look at it) of being adjustable. This is cool because you can easily share poles between people of different heights and you can adjust your poles based on the terrain. The best…