I have been an avid nordic skier for many years now. When I decided to take to the fields and hills this summer using nordic poles it felt like a natural progression.
What a great feeling to be walking the trails with poles in my hands. And the downhills are especially a gas. It is possible to get the feeling of telemark skiing when doing short sprints downhill with poles. Poles of choice? I adapted a set of vintage bamboo poles by removeing the baskets and beefing up the straps. They work great.