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The Anatomy of the pole

The Tip

Screw U Poles innovative design all comes down to the tip - what we consider to be the most important part of your pole. Our tips are gold-coloured, industrial strength steel. Why? Because we believe in being able to last.

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The Shaft

However, there would be no tip without a shaft, which we've named the part between the handle and the basket. Skinny and durable, our Screw U Poles shaft is made from a medium form of aluminium, making it a light weight but reliable way to screw your way around the mountain.

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The Handle

Finally, we here at Screw U Poles appreciate a good, strong grip, which is why we've made our handle nice and spongy, and our wrist rope adjustable- to ensure you find the right fit.

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The Story

Tim, Founder of SUP, has had a fast-paced and some might say lucky life. Born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand, he always wanted to travel and ski in as many countries as possible. He started his skiing life with friends and family in the small club fields surrounding South Canterbury, but since those humble days has skied in France, Italy, Austria, Australia and Canada as well as spending a year touring South East Asia. Tim is a qualified Teacher from the University of Otago and after spending a few years travelling around the world he became a Teacher in both Australia and England. However, Tim has always been a free spirit and wanted to combined his teaching experience and love of skiing to become a Ski Instructor.

In 2015 Tim won a scholarship to study as a Ski Instructor in Vancouver, Canada where he passed the course with flying colours. Being a newbie instructor, he dealt with many ‘Never Evers’ who at the beginning of the week couldn’t stand on skis. However, Tim used his unique drive, passion, and personality to accelerate their learning curve and by the end of the week his students were shredding all around the place. However, during this season a problem continued to arise with student having skis eject at the worst times. To sort this out he would need to go back to the lodge to get adjustments made to bindings, which wasted precious time and was tough on the group lessons. Then the idea kicked in………… “How awesome would it be if the ski pole tip could be a screwdriver?”

Being able to adjust the skis set-up on the mountain has additional benefits including:

- Preventing the skis coming off in advance, which creates a hazard which can hurt the rider and other people.

- A positive effect on the rider’s confidence on their skis during that crucial first part of the learning curve.

- Allows the instructor to have more control over the skiers din settings to allow quicker learning.

That was his theory, and after making his own home-made Screw U Poles many other instructors were quick to ask if he could make them some. Since 2015 Tim has spent the 2016/2017 ski season in the French Alps continuing to instruct, and test the demand for the SUP. In early 2016 Tim’s mates Pete and Tom joined SUP, and over the last 18 months have built the company and brand, and had the 1st generation of the ‘Screw U Poles’ produced ready for the coming ski season. Tim will now be spending the 2017/2018 ski season based in Morzine promoting and developing SUP, working toward making “Screw U Pole” the Swiss Army Knife of the skiing world.

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