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Soul Poles Extends Line of Socially Responsible and Environmentally Conscious Ski + Hiking Poles with SoulLite.

Park City, UT | January 28, 2015

Inspired by nature, The SoulLite Project is Soul Poles’ most recent undertaking to create an affordable alternative within its line of environmentally conscious and socially responsible ski + hiking poles.  After raising 177% of the product fundraising goal on Kickstarter, Soul Poles is proud to release SoulLite in six color ways for the 2015-16 product line-up.

Driven by its mission to inspire momentous living and the protection of...

This past summer, Soul Pole Signature Artist, R. Nelson Parrish, visited Yosemite for the first time.  The tall walls and lush valley  were  inspiration for the totem art exhibited on this season's '14-15 LTD Signature Soul Poles.
 
  
 
Traveling in a love-struck daze Nelson and his fiance flowed one foot infront of another under the towering canopy of giant sequoias, traversing copper-flaked granite, and climbing upwards into the crisp blues and purples of the Sierran skyline. 
 
         
 
Inspired by the moments captured through both memory and film, the '14-15 LTD Soul aims to encapuslate the...

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Antique ski poles, Alpenstocks or “push sticks” were originally made of hickory and oak. Then, in the 1930s, bamboo a lighter, yet very strong wood became the preferred material for ski poles.  This made for a perfect combination with local company Soul Poles.  Founded and designed by former U.S. Ski Team racers competing at the World Cup and Olympic level, they have recreated this tradition with eco-friendly bamboo poles by hand in Park City, Utah. Unlike the traditional poles made today, Soul Poles’ 100% biodegradable bamboo shafts create a minimal environmental footprint. In addition the ski pole grips made...

Soul Poles Extends its Line of Socially Responsible and Environmentally Conscious Ski + Hiking Poles with The SoulLite Project.

Inspired by nature, The SoulLite Project is Soul Poles’ most recent undertaking to create an affordable alternative within its line of environmentally conscious and socially responsible ski + hiking poles.  Fundraising for the project will begin on November 12th on the Popular Kickstarter crowd-funding platform.

Park City, Utah November 12, 2014

Driven by its mission to inspire momentous living and the protection of the playgrounds we love, for-purpose, outdoor adventure brand, Soul Poles,...

After a few back and forths with Snowbound Magazine Editor | Contributor, Lauren Jacobsen, her article went live featuring the full story of Soul Poles' development as a cause-oriented brand on a mission.  

From the days of SP Founder's Bryon Friedman and Erik Schlopy on the World Cup Circuit, to our current campaigns partnering with non-profit organization, Snowbound captured the essence.  Here's a sneak peak...

'“The poles are a climate change icon,” Matt Hundhammer, brand manager of Soul Poles, said. “They are all about creating awareness (of the climate problem) in the ski world.”

And it seems to be working. The...

posted by in soul sisters on Aug 04, 2014 .
Pirched on the peak, snow crystals pepper the bare skin exposed below your goggles as you watch the heli rise - whop, whop, whop - up and then nose dive down into a muffled abyss.  Time pauses, you look around to see nothing but snow-capped mountains for as far as the eye can see and below at wind buff breaking into deep pockets of powder in spine laden terrain.  A breath-filled moment brings gratitude and static, restless, energy as you await the radio's chatter.  
 
"Dropping in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.." Beep!  Beep! Beep!
 
The obnoxious alarm you chose on your phone goes off…. Wait! Wait one second, I was just about to...

With the passing of legendary stoker, Shane McConkey in March 2009, the bar was left high, very high for a new generation of ski seekers of stoke, radicality, and fun.  After all, this is what Skiing is about, right?  Going “out for a rip” with your buddies, taking a few turns, whooping in the powder snow and tearing up the cord.  Here to fill the winter daydreams void in a summer of trimming lawns, submitting TPS reports, and pouring Hefeweizen, is the “Pat and Tats Show.”

Pat Sewell and Chris Tatsuno are the brain fire power behind the “Pat and Tats Show, and with the support of their sponsors, Tecnica Blizzard,

Using Color Theory, Soul Poles LTD artist, R. Nelson Parrish tells stories drawn from personal experience skiing, surfing and auto racing.  Vibrantly colorful objects of resin, pigmented resin, racing stripes, wood, bamboo and fiberglass are his mediums.  This hybrid of painting and sculpture redefine Soul Poles’ LTD as more than a ski pole; it is a moment of clarity in a world of chaos.  Read on to learn more about R. Nelson’s recent escapades from Jenny Murray of C Magazine

PC: Mike Schirf

Interview by C Magazine's Editor, Jenny Murray in July, 2014

 

Santa Barbara artist R. Nelson Parrish is a born...