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Description of Life Link Variant Ski PoleBorn and still calling Jackson Hole, Wyoming home, LIFE-LINK employees have been skiing and boarding the steep, deep and sometimes avalanche prone Tetons every year since. Now joined by a loyal following of professional guides, athletes and the legions of skiers and boarders who choose our equipment, LIFE-LINK continues its quest to design, build and enjoy the finest backcountry gear on earth.Bomber pole for mountain professionals, guides and patrollers. It features our patented oval aluminum upper shaft and tempered steel lower. The two lower shafts combine and convert to an avalanche probe in 30 seconds. The Variant is the official pole of the North American Telemark Organization. Converts to an avalanche probe. Includes both hiking and powder ski baskets.No compromise is Life Links motto.FeaturesOval Aluminum UpperTempered Steel lowerPatented Oval Locking SystemSnag-proof basketEasily converts to winter ski pole with built in avalanche probe28 inches of adjustmentCompacted Size 30Extended Size 5824 oz. per pair
- US Outdoor Store
Whether touring or turning you can quickly dial-in the perfect length to maximize your performance with the Variant ski/probe poles. Readily converts into avalanche probe.
- Altrec Outdoors
The Life Link Variant Ski Pole is tough as nails. Temper steel lower shafts for the ultimate workhorse pole. Converts to avalanche probe.
- Teton Village Sports
Designed by and for serious skiers, these ski poles double as a 6-foot 11-inch avalanche probe when assembled together. Nonslip ovalized aluminum upper and oval lock system. Releasable break-away straps. Overmolded soft, comfortable, rubber grip. Weight: 24 ounces per pair with baskets. True Temper Steel lower shaft for toughness and low weight. Ten inches of adjustment (marked with inches and centimeters). Pumic Friction zone for adjustment in even the worst weather. One size; adjustment range 44 to 58 inches; probe length 6 feet 11 inches.
The Life-Link Variant Approach Ski Pole is much more than just a ski pole. The true nature of this hybrid is that its a ski, trekking, expedition, ultralight wonder in high demand by pro mountaineers the world over.
- Backcountry Outlet