Are you looking for a guide of how to choose pole length? This page gives you all the answers ... ONE basic rule, one easy to read graphic and table. And as a bonus practical tips for your own personal skiing style.
Classic nordic pole should be reaching just in between your armpit and top of your shoulder.
Skating nordic pole should be longer, the top of your handle should be reaching just in between your chin and top-lip.
How to choose pole length - table
|130 cm||100 cm||110 cm|
|135 cm||105 cm||115 cm|
|140 cm||110 cm||120 cm|
|145 cm||115 cm||125 cm|
|150 cm||120 cm||130 cm|
|155 cm||125 cm||135 cm|
|160 cm||130 cm||140 cm|
|165 cm||135 cm||145 cm|
|170 cm||140 cm||150 cm|
|175 cm||145 cm||155 cm|
|180 cm||150 cm||160 cm|
|185 cm||155 cm||165 cm|
|190 cm||160 cm||170 cm|
|195 cm||165 cm||175 cm|
|200 cm||170 cm||180 cm|
How to choose pole length based on your skills
I am a hobby skier: choose shorter poles, they are easier to manipule with
I am more of a power skier, I double-pole often: choose longer poles, by 1-2 cm is enough
I prefer classic style: length complies with the table
I am a racer: trust your feeling, you can manage longer poles