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  • Scott - Riot 18 Ski Poles - Blue
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Scott Riot 18 Ski Poles

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$53.98 $119.95

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    • Blue,115cm
      sale $53.98
    • Blue,130cm
      sale $53.98
    • Blue,135cm
      sale $53.98
    • Bronze,115cm
      sale $53.98
    • Bronze,130cm
      sale $53.98
    • Bronze,135cm
      sale $53.98
    • Orange,115cm
      sale $53.98
    • Orange,130cm
      sale $53.98
    • Orange,135cm
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    Tech Specs

    Shaft:
    S4 aluminum (18mm)
    Length:
    110cm, 115cm, 120cm, 125cm, 130cm, 135cm
    Grip:
    foam
    Strap:
    SRS (strap release system)
    Tip:
    carbon diamond
    Included Baskets:
    powder
    Recommended Use:
    all-mountain skiing, freeride/powder skiing, telemark skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    2 year limited

    You may plant, but you certainly don't farm.

    If you've never been one to farm turns, then you'll appreciate the aggressive nature of Scott's Riot 18 Ski Pole. Designed with freeskiers in mind, this burly ski pole remains rigid when you're straightlining, sending, and blasting down narrow chutes, cliffs, and tight trees lines, respectively. Its dependable aluminum construction prioritizes strength over weight, and the extended foam grip gives you something to choke up on when you're on the skintrack—oh, and if you are farming some pow turns, the included powder baskets will keep these picks afloat.

    • Freeride poles for skiing the resort or backcountry
    • Stout alloy construction won't break easily
    • Extended foam grips great for skinning and bootpacking
    • Included powder baskets for deep conditions
    • SRS Lite straps detach from poles when you yard sale
    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    Looks cool, gets job done, could improve

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    A+ for looks, the regular portion of the grip, the top portion of grip, and the extra long portion of the grip - comfortable in all kinds of scenarios.

    A for swing weight.

    Solid B for the straps. They are ok, but a bit overkill in my opinion because I rarely use straps unless I'm bootpacking up something and don't want to drop a pole. Something thinner and more maleable would be nice.

    D- for the baskets and ability to stand upright- these poles rarely stay standing up when I need them to, though they work slightly better than the ones I replaced. Perhaps a basket that wasn't perfectly round would help them grip and stand upright better? I don't know. I never thought this would be a problem with poles and I've now seen it in two different brands.

    Solid pole, ok straps

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    The poles themselves seem fine so far. Grips are really comfortable. But, the straps have some issues; most importantly the strap simply isn't big enough to fit around my wrist and allow me to grip the pole effectively. I have to extend the velcro so that only about a 1/2 inch is still velcroed together, which not ideal because now there's not much keeping the strap fastened and more velcro is exposed to the elements. Secondly, the fact the strap uses velcro; it's fine right now, but in my experience velcro doesn't do well when constantly introduced to water/snow, so I have my doubts about longevity.

    Solid

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Love the extended grips and color. I went with the gold and it is perfect! Not too shiny. I'm 5'4" and the 115cm are ideal.

    Great poles!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love the extended grip and durability of these poles. Great colorways and great quality!

    Burly!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Scott poles have a long history in the ski industry. Built to be strong and light. Others try but cannot compete. Aluminum ferrules, engineered baskets and swaged (thickening pole wall through the taper) all make Scott poles the best on the market.

    Scott SRS Strap

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Here is how the SRS Strap works

    The Perfect Sidecountry Pole

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Absolutely love this pole. Super strong shaft that seems to be unbreakable, together with the elongated grip for ease of use on traverses and side slopes when trekking out to Catherines at Alta, or Honeycomb when at Solitude. Great Pow basket, and releasable straps. Perfect pole for anyway in the Wasatch.

    Won't Break easily? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I haven't had a really hard crash since I picked these up, so I'm still trying to put these through the wringer for durability. They probably should have bent by now, compared to other poles. I'm really hard on my gear and these are holding up. A great feature is the removable straps. Great safety feature.
    Update: I haven't had any yardsale crashes but I've defiantly crashed with them hard a couple times. They are not just holding up, they haven't shown any sign of bending even with several paint removing scratches down the shaft!!! The extended foam grip is great when you are hiking a side-hill. If these ever break, I'm sure to buy another pair.