How can I adjust my ski pole straps?

Sizing the Madshus Contour Race Strap:

Determining the correct strap size for your hand:

Use the following chart as a starting point:

Cross Country Ski Pole Strap Adjustment

When trying on a Madshus ski pole, adjust each part of the strap to achieve a proper fit. Adjust, in order:

  • The webbing connecting the palm portion of the strap to the handle
  • The webbing connecting the portion on the back of the hand to the handle
  • The Velcro wrist strap

If these efforts are not successful, you may want to try a different size of strap.

Adjusting the Fit of the Contour Race Strap:

To ensure a proper fit, first adjust each of the straps that attach to the handle then tighten the wrist strap. Independently adjusting the webbing straps is necessary to correctly position the strap on the hand.

Cross Country Ski Pole Strap Adjustment

The portion along the back of the hand should be approximately 1cm away from the knuckles.

Cross Country Ski Pole Strap Adjustment

The molded thumb section should wrap around the muscular portion of the thumb.

Cross Country Ski Pole Strap Adjustment

The other molded section should wrap around the outside of the hand.

Cross Country Ski Pole Strap Adjustment

These two molded sections connect in the center of the palm of the hand. This connection and the sections of webbing connecting the strap to the handle should be positioned in the deepest part of the notch between the thumb and first finger.

Cross Country Ski Pole Strap Adjustment

Try adjusting the length of the webbing straps to achieve the fit described above. These adjustments are necessary to achieve optimal performance and comfort.

Biathlon Strap:

The Madshus Biathlon strap is tailored to fit your hand for comfortable skiing and fast entry and exit, regardless of your choice of gloves or mittens.

  • The regular size works for Adults
  • The Junior size works for children