Technology

The United States Ski Pole Company (USSPC) was formed in 2013. We use a variety of industry known technology to produce the variety of products we offer. All fixed length poles are comprised of 100% carbon fiber, although the different models use a variance of ‘grades’ of carbon fiber, which make some lighter and stiffer than others. We do have the capability and expertise to blend fiberglass into custom projects such as the lower extension pieces for the adjustable poles. This directly increases the durability to the lower sections, especially against metal edge skis or snow shoes, but increases the weight a few grams per pole.

Each mold was carefully constructed and polished. The carbon pieces are wrapped in a variety of directions and layers according to its specific formula. It goes though a heat treatment cure cycle and the mold is extracted thereafter creating the carbon piece at it’s shape forever. Our material wrapping experts inspect each piece before it moves to the next stage.

The finishing and polishing of pieces occurs at the end of the cycle giving them a smooth or matte finish.

Our technicians flex-test each pole, visually check for imperfections and upon passing inspection, the poles are delivered or added to our order-ready inventory.

We produce a wide variety of straight carbon fiber tubes. While we do keep a set number of pieces and lengths in stock, we enjoy producing carbon tubing for custom projects and will produce the parts with the strength and load deflection according to each individual project without any added cost.

The carbon fiber and resin system lay-up has proven very consistent. We’ve been producing strong, light weight carbon tubing and ski poles for nearly a decade with excellent customer retention.  

There is no middleman; they are made right here in our factory and shipped directly to you!

FULL PAINT or VINYL WRAP

We use a painting process called sublimation. By choosing sublimation technology, we are able to paint 100% of the shaft any color. Also, with this technology, we are able to use gradients, metallic paints and anything else you can imagine. These paint graphics are applied manually, ensuring that each graphic is perfectly placed.

We also have a large vinyl printer and use it to print custom team, shop names, or individuals their own full length graphic at a very low cost.

For more information on custom graphics, please visit this page.

COMPONENTS

At The United States Ski Pole Company, 100% of our finished products are made right here in the USA. We don't rely on foreign countries to make our parts, keeping your dollars right here in the local economy.

HOW TO USE OUR STRAPS

Our straps are cut and sewn in Northern Michigan, meaning they have less cost to ship to us and less cost to get them to you! The following is a detailed description on how to use our luxury thermal straps.

SET-UP:

  • Insert the luxury strap retainer tongue into the bottom wedge slot of the grip with the back of hand side facing towards you.
  • Pull the strap retainer tongue all the way through the wedge slot.
  • Insert wedge that is attached to the grip with the teeth facing towards the retainer tongue. Wedge must be pushed firmly into the grip. Channel lock pliers work well to press the wedge in. Place one jaw on the top of the wedge, the other in the slot on the grip and squeeze.
  • To remove the strap, pull upward on the retainer tongue. Hold the wedge and pull the tongue back through the bottom slot.

FOR USE:

  • Your hand should be inserted from the bottom opening of the strap perpendicular with the webbing and the anchor clip should be on the back of your hand.
  • Adjustments to the size are made via the anchor clip within the four size openings - small, medium, large, x-large - and the Velcro to best fir your hand.
  • To adjust pry apart the anchor clip and slide it out of the opening. Re-insert the anchor into the proper opening and re-snap the clip.

GRIP INSTRUCTIONS

A TEMPORARY FIX FOR OUR GRIPS AS WE WORK ON OUR DESIGNS!

 

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