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With the Rossignol XT 500 Ski Pole in hand you'll get a crisp, powerful push from every pole plant. The durable aluminum shaft is strong, without being overly heavy, and the padded biathlon strap doesn't wear on your wrist on longer tours. Other features include a natural cork grip and touring basket, both of which help you dig in deep when you're exploring new terrain.
Complete your ski touring package with these Rossignol XT 500 cross-country ski poles and go hit the trails.
The Rossignol XT 500 is a lightweight 7075 alloy high-performance touring pole.