Great for summer hiking too! SkiMo is an activity that involves racing up and down mountains on skis. We build ski poles for athletes who like to travel fast, so it was natural we create a pole for SkiMo. Traditionally, racers have had the choice of adjustable downhill poles or XC poles. Now they have USSPC’s latest development. Here is the story of how it came about.
USSPC’s owner, Andy Liebner, along with his old professor at UAA collaborated to make the pole. Mountaineer and ski instructor Wil Rickards (www.wherethefruitis.com) taught Adventure Leadership and PE at UAA. Andy and Wil kept in touch. Years later Wil reached out to Andy.
He spent most of his time skiing in the backcountry grinding uphill. The poles he used were designed for the descent. Andy, being a ski athlete, took this concept to a whole new level. As ideas for the pole bounced between them it was obvious who this pole was for and the SkiMo was born.
USSPC uses light weight shaft material construction and military designed components. Therefore, SkiMo is the lightest and most versatile pole ever made for SkiMo. Easy to use straps. Quick-locking on and off baskets. An extendable lower piece made with blended composites to increase durability. And the best paint application in the industry. SkiMo is fab.
This is only the beginning of the story. Expect the evolution of this pole to be as quick as the athletes who use it to win competitions.
SkiMo is an activity that involves racing up and down mountains on skis. We build ski poles for athletes who like to travel fast, so it was natural we create a pole for SkiMo. Available in lengths up to 205cm.
Our upper ski pole shafts are U.S. made of 100% carbon fiber; lower shafts have a fiberglass/carbon blend to increase durability where it is needed most.
This strap was designed for the U.S. military and features black 1.5” nylon webbing with added front support. These single-loop straps have easy on/off capabilities and are made of heavy-duty materials that withstand the toughest of conditions. They do not “hike up on the wrist”. USSPC deluxe thermal straps are available as an upgrade.
Our in-house handle/grip has the American touch by making it dual function. It has a premium quick-release feature and compatibility with the traditional wedge system to secure the strap. The grips are made with anti-chafing material to keep your gloves from developing holes.
This component is made from an extremely dense polymer which makes it withstand harder impact and sub-zero temperatures. The shape is designed to work flawlessly with our patented quick-release basket system. They also feature a tungsten-carbide alloy tip.
Two-year warranty! USSPC offers a no questions asked two-year warranty from the original purchase date. Good for all ski pole models and attached components. We stand behind our product and value our customers.