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posted by in press, reviews on Nov 23, 2012 .

We are beyond excited to be featured in Outside Magazine's gift guide this month. For those of you that have the magazie it's on page 142 and they featured the Limited Edition hand-painted by contemporary artistR. Nelson Parrish.

posted by in press, reviews on Nov 19, 2012 .

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ALEX C. PASQUARIELLO

Poles are often an afterthought, but former U.S. Ski Team downhiller Bryon Friedman knows better. “Skiing is soulful,” he says, “and your poles should express that.” This season he launches Soul Poles, hand made from sustainable bamboo and mostly recycled materials (from $125). Acclaimed artist R. Nelson Parrish paints ski poles in the style of totem poles from his native Alaska. Schussers send him helmet cam footage, which he translates into an abstract work on three poles—the extra pole is for over the mantle ($1,000).

posted by in press, reviews on Nov 15, 2012 .

SNOW Magazine highlights Soul Poles' Limited Edition designed and hand-painted by contemporary artist R. Nelson Parrish.  Hear what LA Times art critic, David Pagel, had to say about this extraordinary artist from Fairbanks, Alaska......

You don’t need to talk to R. Nelson Parrish for very long to discover that he loves two things in life: barreling down mountainsides at breakneck speeds and making paintings that capture those magical moments when our perceptions of the world are especially vivid—so intense, stunning, and powerful that the rest of life does not pale in comparison so much as it seems to be a point of entry into...

posted by in press, reviews on Nov 06, 2012 .

Soul Poles gets the nod from one of the most trusted publications in the ski world Powder Magazine.  Thanks for the love Powder, we appreciate your appreciation for our handmade product! 

Soul Poles Original Soul
I’ve received more inquiries from both know-it-all hard cores and Texan tourists about these poles. They’re light, stylie, eco-friendly, and most importantly, durable. I tend to fall hard a lot and break a lot of poles. But not these ones. Founded by former U.S. Ski Teamer Bryon Friedman, these poles allow you to brag about saving the planet and your healthy conscious with the renewable bamboo construction. Rubber...

posted by in press, reviews on Nov 05, 2012 .

We are psyched to be in Ski Mag's "Stuff We Like,"  check out their writeup below:

Low-snow winters like 2011-2012 inspired Soul Poles mission: “Our goal is to innovate the greenest equipment in the snow sports industry by merging sustainable design with uncompromising performance,” says Bryon Friedman, a principal at Soul Poles. “We’re confident that our poles will meet the highest of standards, while maintaining truly original style.”

 Soul Poles founders and designers, former U.S. Ski Team racers Bryon Friedman and Erik Schlopy, competitors at both the World Cup and Olympic level, created the company to produce...