Roller ski poles - Soft or stiff?
In this category, you can find a great selection of roller ski poles with various degrees of stiffness. Usually, the more carbon the more stiffness, meaning greater force but less flexibility.
Roller ski poles come in various materials and weight. Buying a softer rollerski pole ensures a better comfort and it is easier to avoid sore arms for beginners and intermediate roller skiers.
If your instead are competing in roller ski races and speed is essential for you, you should choose a stiffer ski pole as it will provide better power transfer. Be aware not to throw around a stiffer pole with more carbon. It is likely to break if you are not careful.
The more carbon a roller ski pole is built of the more light weight it normally will be. This is also an advantage when racing as each stroke is easier to make.