LEKI World Cup - SL (straight)The Leki World Cup Racing SL ski pole sets the standard for ambitious ski racers. Features light aluminum airfoil shaft and Trigger S grip and strap system for a superior grip on your pole.
LEKI World Cup - GS (mild bend)"Airfoil" shaft gives reduced air resistance allowing racers to be better balanced at the high speeds of modern GS. Trigger-S power strap and cone baskets put the finishing touches on this premium GS pole.
LEKI World Cup SG/DH (speed bend)Leki's 3-D bend allows for optimum position of your hands in a tuck and the Airfoil shaft shape gives you speed event poles with athleticism, dynamism and an absolutely sensational feeling for the 'Super G / Downhill' racer.
Special Handling and Shipping:
To Mainland US - 2nd & Next Day Rates have a $10 Oversize Charge.
To Canada or Alaska - Ground Only + $10 Oversize Charge. (Expedited Rate by Quote.)
- 18mm Aluminum HTS (6.5) Shaft
- Airfoil "curverd" shaft
- Trigger S Grip
- Trigger S Vario Strap
- Carbide Tip
- SL: Race Basket
GS, SG/DH: Rocket Basket
How to Size Ski Poles
How do you determine what length of ski pole is best for you? The chart on this page can be used as a general guide and is based on your height. The most common "old time" method is to invert the pole with the grip on the floor and grab the shaft under the basket. The pole is a good fit if your forearm is at 90 degrees (or parallel to the floor).
This is a good starting point, but personal preference may dictate a slightly shorter pole in modern day slalom where racers attack in a little lower body position and the pole plant becomes awkward if the pole is too long.
GS/SG and DH poles are typically longer for a stronger push out of the start and pole planting is not an issue.
Select a longer pole if in doubt as most shafts can be cut down to size. Note: Cutting down GS/SG and DH poles is a bit more complicated due to the bend of the pole. They may be cut down some, but keep in mind the placement of the bend relative to the body while in a tuck, before making this decision. It may seem obvious to some, but always cut from the top of the pole with the grip removed.
Ski Pole Sizing Guide
|Height (inches)||Pole Length (inches)||Pole Length (centimeters)|
This chart is for SL or recreational skiing.
For GS, SG and DH you may want to choose a pole about 2" longer.
"Airfoil" technology from aircraft design is a tear-drop shape reducing air resistance and increasing balance and stability of the pole at high speeds. Swing weight is also improved because of lower air resistance.
"Trigger S" is an innovative strap system allowing you to simply click in and go. LEKI gloves are specifically designed for Trigger-S, but the strap will function in a conventional way with any glove.