PoleClinometer will work with the vast majority of ski poles available today, but there are exceptions. Here’s what to look for…
Your pole must be straight and uniform with little or no taper in the upper section of the shaft.
Your pole’s cross-section must be circular in the upper shaft area.
PoleClinometer will only fit 14mm, 16mm, and 18mm upper shaft diameters. Thankfully, that’s almost every single ski pole, trekking pole, etc. made today (other than the odd shapes mentioned above). If you find that your PoleClinometer won’t fit your pole because you have an odd upper shaft diameter, contact me; I have some tricks up my sleeve, and can provide you the materials and instructions to make PoleClinometer work with just about any diameter ski pole shaft. Want to get an accurate measurement of your pole shaft diameter? Try this trick.
Unobstructed Upper Shaft Space
Your pole must have sufficient unobstructed space in the upper shaft area to attach the PoleClinometer sticker.
The minimum unobstructed vertical space needed depends on your upper shaft diameter:
- 18mm diameter → 75mm minimum vertical space
- 16mm diameter → 69mm minimum vertical space
- 14mm diameter → 60mm minimum vertical space
Many backcountry poles these days have extra features in the upper shaft area (such as extended grips for for side-hilling) that can sometimes get in the way of a PoleClinometer mount. Make sure you have room for PoleClinometer per the above dimensions.
* Check the get-it-on page for some tips on getting the protective sleeve in place if you want to install above some non-removable obstacle on your pole shaft.