The Ski Pole Inclinometer Sticker
Put the world’s lightest and fastest slope meter on YOUR ski pole.
“I could still travel safely if I happened to leave my beacon home, but I would be very uncomfortable without my inclinometer, which I use constantly to help me make good decisions.”
— Jill Fredston, long-time avy guru and co-author of Snow Sense
(from a 2015 Backcountry Magazine Interview)
How Steep Is It?
Knowing slope angle is a critical factor in assessing avalanche hazard. PoleClinometer is the quickest/easiest way to get accurate “on the go” slope angle measurements. It’s a sticker you put on your ski pole that lets you measure slope angle by line-of-sight.
Easy & Versatile
There are many ways to use PoleClinometer. Here are two:
In both cases, just DANGLE IT! Your pole must HANG FREELY from a loose grip for an accurate vertical reference.
Check out the use instructions for details and other use modes.
Works With Your Poles
PoleClinometer will fit the vast majority of ski poles available today. There are some exceptions, so you might check the fit page just to be certain, but odds are it’ll work with what you have.
Ultra-Durable & Made To Last
Go ahead, beat the crap out of your gear. PoleClinometer can take it. Its burly crystal clear “heat-shrink” over-wrap sleeve protects the sticker and makes it uber-tough. Both the over-wrap and the sticker itself are waterproof and UV-resistant. Don’t be surprised if your PoleClinometer out-lasts your ski poles!
More Than Just a Sticker
Complete installation kit includes:
- PoleClinometer Stickers
(three sizes to fit all standard pole shaft diameters)
- Clear Protective Skin for rugged durability
- Alcohol Wipes for surface prep
- Optional DANG-A-LOOP bungee
- Easy-to-Follow Instructions for installation and use
All About Avalanche Awareness
The goal of PoleClinometer is to help people stay safe in the mountains. By making it quicker & easier than ever to read slope angles accurately, I hope the product will improve folks’ awareness of terrain as they travel through it, and ultimately lead to more informed decisions and improved avalanche safety.
But of course inclination is just one piece of the puzzle, and education is where it all comes together. That’s why at least 10% of PoleClinometer profits go straight to avalanche education and research, especially to these two fine nonprofit institutions:
Find an AIARE or Avalanche Canada certified course provider, and get some of the best avalanche skills education available. Your brain is the best tool you have for staying safe in the mountains, so take the time to sharpen that tool with top-notch training!
Know your slope angles. Ski safe. Have fun!