Choosing your ski poles isn’t tricky, you just need to consider three things: size, the handles, and the basket (that’s the ‘basket’-shaped bit that fans out around the bottom of the pole).
1. The Size
To see if a ski pole is the right size for you, turn it upside down so that the grip is touching the floor and hold it vertically with your hand under the basket – basically, form an angle of 90° with your forearm.
We recommend that you do this with your knees slightly bent while wearing your ski boots. If the angle is less than 90°, try a shorter pole. If the angle is greater, get a longer pole.
2. The Handles
Wed’ze offers 4 different types of handles
Light & comfortable
Easy to grip
Good for durability
Better up/down versatility, ideal for ski touring
3. The Basket
Go big or go home if you’re a powder fan, as a large basket will stop you sinking in the snow as much.
A small basket is best for skiers who love speed and groomed slopes, as it’s light and offers good precision.
With this size of basket you can easily switch between all-mountain and groomed slops, slope edges, and powder.