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posted by in reviews on Nov 26, 2015 .

Our joints are strong, twice the strength of aluminum ski poles, and stronger than you can imagine. Don't believe us? Watch the video below of a 3rd party lab testing the strength of our bamboo vs. aluminum. And if that doesn't help make up your mind about the strength of our bamboo, check out the old-fashioned pullup test.  


We stand by the quality of our bamboo ski poles and hiking poles, which is why we offer a 2-year guarantee with each purchase. Our goal is to deepen the strength of your connection to the environment and to ensure that you are covered if SH!T happens.

posted by in soul brothers, soul sisters on Nov 26, 2015 .

El Niño :: Southern Oscillation refers to the cycle of warm and cold temperatures, as measured by sea surface temperature, SST, of the tropical central and eastern Atlantic Ocean. El Niño is accompanied by high air pressure in the western Pacific and low air pressure in the eastern Pacific.

There's a lot of hype going into the 2015-2016 Winter. The Pacific Ocean temps are shockingly warm, significant storms are brewing, and the Western United States are due for a drought-buster after 3 lack luster snow years. However, there's only one way to find out if El Nino is truly going to bring us the powder days we're looking for...wait...

posted by in on Oct 21, 2015 .

By Beth Lopez of RootsRated

October 10th, 2015

Full article can be found here

Drive around ski resort parking lots, river put-ins, and climbing crags around Salt Lake City, and you’ll see an increasing number of giraffe-shaped stickers on car windows. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice these giraffes have unicorn horns. And they only come in bright, boisterous, unapologetic colors.

There’s a name for these curious creatures: girafficorns. And they’re the brain-child of SheJumps, a Salt Lake City-based organization that furthers outdoor adventure among women and girls. This half-mythical creature, designed by...

If the liftline at your local ski area is beginning to look like a bamboo grove, Bryon Friedman is responsible. In 2011 the Park City, Utah, native and former World Cup ski racer helped found Soul Poles, which makes ski poles from bamboo. Over the past four years, the poles have gone from a novelty item to a must-have among trendy skiers. Between R&D trips to South America and China, Friedman took some time to bare his soul

Check out the article in its entirety here:

posted by in on Oct 19, 2015 .

Soul Poles GM Brian Mehregan shows you how to install replacement baskets on your Quality Shafts. Whether you are switching sizes, colors, or replacing aged baskets, this video will make the installation process a breeze.


More Soul Poles How-To Videos Can Be Found HERE

posted by in on Oct 19, 2015 .

Soul Poles GM Brian Mehregan takes you through torching, a flame treatment that is sure to make your Quality Shafts stand out from the crowd. Using only a butane torch and masking tape, you can easily add a custom design to your Soul Poles! 


More Soul Poles How-To Videos Can Be Found HERE

posted by in reviews, soul brothers on Oct 19, 2015 .

Soul Poles athlete Martin Lentz had a killer winter last season, and here is the proof! Keep an eye out for Martin this season as he competes on the Freeride World Tour and shreds our favorite Little Cottonwood Canyon ski area, Alta Ski Resort.


Martin Lentz 2015 Season Edit from Martin Lentz on Vimeo.

Soul Poles, Pret Helmets, Discrete Clothing, Fischer Skis

posted by in press on Oct 19, 2015 .

Soul Poles athlete Andrew Rumph had a killer summer chasing powder, competing, and instructing in South America. Keep an eye out for Andrew this season at Freeride World Qualifier events as he hunts down a spot on the Freeride World Tour!


PORTILLO POWDER from Andrew Rumph on Vimeo.

"Here is a short edit I put together of the last two days (August 25-26, 2014) here in Portillo, Chile. It snowed about 40cm/16 and the snow is amazing!"