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posted by in reviews, soul brothers on May 26, 2015 .

Martin Lentz  has thrown down a killer season and qualified for the World Freeride Tour. But what makes Martin truly special are his abilities to ski faster, go bigger, and find new ways to entertain his fans and test the strength of our bamboo ski poles. See for yourself on this Spring Line! 


Line of the Spring... almost from Martin Lentz on Vimeo.

posted by in press, reviews on May 09, 2015 .

Why bamboo ski poles? And who’s making them?


Maybe you’ve noticed them while out carving turns: bamboo ski poles. At first they seemed like a novelty, but more and more skiers are swearing by them. “More stability,” has been the general consensus, along with an improved aesthetic from an environmentally friendly material.

We set out to learn a few things about how bamboo is changing ski poles. We wanted to know why bamboo is a better choice, and the specifics about the models that are available.

Founded by former U.S. Ski Team racers, this Park City...

Has anyone read Deep by Porter Fox? I bought the book directly from Porter well over 2 years ago at SIA (Ski and Snowboard Industries of America). He was on a book tour and made the pilgrimage to North America's Winter sports industry equivalent to the Grand Bazaar. I remember having a brief interaction with him and was eager to read his life's work. After all, Porter is a a skier just like me, intrinsically driven by the frozen flakes that accumulate into fluffy piles of snow we call powder. 

We are both stewards of the mountain and her beauty gives us purpose, yet for some reason I gave the book away to Soul Poles brand manager...

posted by in on Apr 14, 2015 .

A photo blog from a trek through Utah's Paria Canyon (photography: Nick Cote) 

Join Matt Hundhammer and friends on a soulful journey in Southern Utah seen through the eyes and lens of Nick Cote


posted by in press, reviews on Apr 14, 2015 .

Poles with Soul – back to the future with Soul Poles
Soul Poles is a Park City, Utah, based pole and accessory company with a dedicated focus on sustainability. Their poles are built with bamboo that offers a claimed durability twice that of aluminum, and is backed by a two-year shaft replacement warranty. Stylish, sustainable and simple – characteristics sought by many of today’s discerning skiers.

Former US Ski Team members Erik Schlopy and Bryon Friedman founded Soul Poles. After going through hundreds of poles during their racing careers, they envisioned bringing back the bamboo as a “moral imperative.” The duo...

posted by in press on Jan 28, 2015 .




Soul Poles Extends Line of Socially Responsible and Environmentally Conscious Ski + Hiking Poles with SoulLite.

Park City, UT | January 28, 2015

Inspired by nature, The SoulLite Project is Soul Poles’ most recent undertaking to create an affordable alternative within its line of environmentally conscious and socially responsible ski + hiking poles.  After raising 177% of the product fundraising goal on Kickstarter, Soul Poles is proud to release SoulLite in six color ways for the 2015-16 product line-up.

Driven by its mission to inspire momentous living and the protection of...

This past summer, Soul Pole Signature Artist, R. Nelson Parrish, visited Yosemite for the first time.  The tall walls and lush valley  were  inspiration for the totem art exhibited on this season's '14-15 LTD Signature Soul Poles.
Traveling in a love-struck daze Nelson and his fiance flowed one foot infront of another under the towering canopy of giant sequoias, traversing copper-flaked granite, and climbing upwards into the crisp blues and purples of the Sierran skyline. 
Inspired by the moments captured through both memory and film, the '14-15 LTD Soul aims to encapuslate the...

Soul Poles

Antique ski poles, Alpenstocks or “push sticks” were originally made of hickory and oak. Then, in the 1930s, bamboo a lighter, yet very strong wood became the preferred material for ski poles.  This made for a perfect combination with local company Soul Poles.  Founded and designed by former U.S. Ski Team racers competing at the World Cup and Olympic level, they have recreated this tradition with eco-friendly bamboo poles by hand in Park City, Utah. Unlike the traditional poles made today, Soul Poles’ 100% biodegradable bamboo shafts create a minimal environmental footprint. In addition the ski pole grips made...