XC Ski Handles and Straps

A basic plastic (black) and rubber (gray) handle and strap system made by Fischer. The loop of webbing at the top of the photo is extra after having adjusted the strap to fit my wrists. © Jared ManninenThis basic cross-country ski pole handle is made of leather and features a very basic nylon webbing strap. The excess webbing poking out the top could be adjusted to accommodate a larger wrist. © Jared ManninenHandle and wrist strap of a telescoping backcountry ski pole. The flat aspect at the top of the handle allows you to scrape of snow from your ski's top sheet, and the extension of the flat part acts as a means for pulling up on binding locking mechanisms. © Jared Manninen