― Adam Earle – Lifelong Skier, Ski Racer
Best poles I have skied with bar none!
As a lifelong skier and ski racer I have always looked for a ski pole that is light, has good flex and is easy on the hands to hold onto. When Blake first showed me his bamboo poles I was initially skeptical but once i skied with them I was hooked. The swing weight is fantastic, the superior flex allows you to pole ahead of your buddy’s in the race for the powder and the “holy cow” what are those conversations on the chairlift are priceless. I have skied aluminum, graphite and composite ski poles and Blake’s Vintage Bamboo Poles win hands down. Best poles I have skied with bar none.
― Ken Read, World Cup Downhill Champion
From frosty Norquay. Thanks for the poles. I’ve been enjoying them!
― Jordan William – Whistler mountain Ski Club Coach
Great product and retro too!
I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with the Bamboo Poles that you have built for me. They are the perfect size and work like a charm. The coolest thing that I have found about them is the suspension that they provide with planting. They have a certain flex also so they are forgiving in the steeps and help propel you across the flats.
Way to go!
― Richard White
Perusing the finest ski poles throughout the world!
I have known Blake for 35 years and in that time have shared many magnificent slopes all over Canada and New Zealand. The bamboo poles I’m using here in New Zealand are magnificent and work equally well on hard pack (NZ conditions) and powder when out the back at Whistler with Blake!
I can’t get enough of them and will happily supply them to all the best New Zealand skiers who are already begging me to supply them, I almost don’t want to! ‘Cos they’re so good! Go Blakey mate!!! Will see you in January once again!
― Shelley Adams
Skiing at Grouse Mountain in the sunshine sporting my new bamboo poles and dear old friend Blake…. timeless!
― Luc Cristina – Former Speed Skiing Swiss Champion
So busy during the last month, weeks, days, hours…but using very frequently your bamboo poles!
As a FIS speedskiing delegate I always use a standard and technical ski equipment so, when I take my superb bamboo poles, it is synonymous of freeriding with my fat skis, in the great backcountry, on the largest and steepest slopes of the swiss and european mountains. That is the real spirit of skiing. Many thanks Blake for your great product.
Luc Cristina, former speedskiing swiss champion, FIS technical director and TD in the Speed Skiing Committee.
― Rick Brown – CSIA level IV, CSCF level III, Head Coach K2 Cypress Mountain
They are amazingly light, flexible and will support my weight for the inevitable crashes
I’ve been skiing all winter in very deep powder with Blake’s bamboo poles. They are amazingly light, flexible and will support my weight for the inevitable crashes. They are also a great conversation starter!
― Toby Barrett – Grouse Mtn. Director, Snow School & Mountain Adventures
I recommend these ski poles to everyone!
Blake’s ski poles really impressed me as soon as I took them out. I am pretty particular about what ski poles I use, preferring a lighter model with a nice even balance. These were perfect from the start. The natural flex of the bamboo gives me confidence that they won’t break when I need them most. From cat skiing to spring skiing, I recommend these ski poles to everyone.
― Barry Widas, Guide – Mike Wiegle Heli-Skiing
Blake with Barry Widas, lead guide at the world famous Mike Wiegle Heli-Skiing Resort in Blue River BC, Canada