Bamboo is better

Let’s cut to the chase: Are ski poles made of bamboo with custom sizing and a variety of color choices for grips and baskets a fad? No way. Bamboo ski poles are a stylish piece of ski gear with incredible function and lift-line stopping power as people pause to ask you, “Are those bamboo?”

Ski poles are an often-overlooked piece of gear as many people choose to recycle some old pair of rental poles they use year after year. The fact is a well-functioning and designed ski pole can help bring more enjoyment to your day on the slopes.

Grass Sticks have arguably designed one of the top breakthrough products for the ski industry in the past few years. Looking back at breakthrough moments in ski gear, these include when skis became shaped, helmets became lighter, ski packs became custom fit and now bamboo ski poles!

Grass Sticks have an incredibly light feel to them, quick swing weight and are very durable. The company offers custom sizing, color choices, an amazing warranty and eco-friendly sourcing of its materials.

The founder of Grass Sticks, Andrew Beckler, is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and started the company in a garage after he became fed up with ugly, bent, kinked and broken poles. 

“Each Grass Stick is hand sanded and finished with marine grade coating in Steamboat Springs,” Beckler said. “Our grips are offered in a variety of colors and designed to fit and stick in any hand. We offer a variety of fully interchangeable basket sizes and colors for any snow, or style, condition.”

So stop using those poles that are the wrong size, bent or look like some recycled piece of your dad’s old gear. Get yourself a pair of Grass Sticks and make the planet a better place by supporting small town dreams with kick ass design. – Eric Ladd

Starting at $89 grasssticks.com