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.

  • 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.

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