How To: Hold your poles
We reckon that around 50% of skiers don't hold their ski poles properly and therefore risk thumb injury. Watch this short video clip to check if you know how to hold your poles correctly.
Back to videos
- Hand in strap: To hold your ski poles correctly, feed your whole hand UP through the strap.
- Holding pole correctly: Grip the pole with the strap between your palm and the handle, without removing fingers or thump from the loop.
- Hints: If you don't hold the strap against the handle you are more likely to injure your thumb. Impress your ski instructor by turning up for your lesson holding your poles like a pro.