With their “Zero Drag Powder Baskets”, solid, light-weight, REAL bamboo poles, 100% recycled and hemp webbing, and super sticky grips, Panda Poles are great ski poles. But Panda Poles aren’t just bamboo ski poles. Panda Poles is a call out. It’s a call out on the conventional mindset that man made synthetics are always better. It’s a call out on the producers of not only ski goods, but all ‘goods’, to reconsider business as usual. It is a call out on the consumer to make better, more conscious decisions about what they consume, and why they ‘consume’ it. And Panda Poles is a Shout out to all the people who want to create the more enriching world they dream. It says “One need not think outside the box when one can think of the box as a sphere...or a Zero Drag Bamboo Ski Pole!”
With their “Zero Drag Powder Baskets”, solid, light-weight, REAL bamboo poles, 100% recycled and hemp webbing, and super sticky grips, Panda Poles are great ski poles.
The team at Panda Poles understand that their product is not the end-all of sustainable products. They're still using petroleum in the production of some parts of the design and the transportation of their product. Their poles may not be 100% sustainable yet, but they like to think of their poles as a hybrid- a transitionary tool, intended to help make passage from one paradigm to the next (from a deteriorating, petrol-culture to that of a blossoming solar-culture based around cooperation and trust). They are continually striving to be better than 100% sustainable and are hoping to cultivate awareness- not only for the public, but for ourselves- of our role as stewards of this Earth. Panda Poles want to leave what’s been given to us better than how we found it.
And we at Blackbird Skis think this is a pretty good start. It's our pleasure to present to you, Panda Poles.
We are currently working on getting our next shipment of Panda Poles down under, so if you would like to be notified when these are in stock, drop us an email here. Thanks!