Easy To Adjust From Walking Up To Skiing Down
The Sonic Locking mechanism is elegantly designed. Comprised of three parts; two-Anodized machined aluminum parts and a nylon-clamping sleeve that connects the tubes together, this is a pole purpose built for backcountry skiing. Due to its self-adjusting locking system the Swix Sonic bears no need for adjustments- it doesn’t sag or lose it’s length. Every time you fix the pole to a desired length it is fixed and certain.
There is no maintenance and all parts can be taken apart without tools. Reassembly is intuitive and done in seconds, even in the field. With a locking mechanism 15 cm from the bottom of the handle the achieve several advantages: Firstly, less material results in Sonic’s category leading light weight. Secondly, the swing weight of the sonic provides a feel much like a traditional ski pole with better strength and stiffness. The locking mechanism also serves as a second handle, a grip midway down the pole, useful for traversing on steep terrain.
THE SWIX SONIC LENGTH MEMORY SYSTEM
The Swix Sonic Locking system has two fixed positions that make it easy to adjust from walking up mode to skiing down mode. The unique stop sleeve also prevents you from pulling the upper and lowers parts apart
Allows Easy Unlock- Lock on “Rando” Bindings
The handle has a contour shape for a more relaxed and comfortable feeling. Unique to the shape, the top portion of the grip has almost flat sides, allowing removal of excessive snow build up on top of the skis. Another feature is the handle “Hook” which allows for easy unlock-lock on several “rando” bindings.
The strap attachment secures easy adjustment/ replacement of straps (Patent pending).
THE HANDLES COMES IN TWO MATERIAL VERSIONS
• Breathable, warm, lightweight “non slip” EVA foam in the gripping section (Standard on Swix Sonic R1 and Swix sonic R2).
• Durable, not slip TPR gripping section (standard on Swix Sonic R3 and Swix Sonic R4).
2-PIECE CARBON & ALUMINUM
Swix has utilized its material expertise from cross country and alpine pole designs to achieve the best possible construction for the Swix Sonic poles.
The Carbon tubes are designed to optimize the combination of weight, strength, stiffness and pendulum by using the best available materials and manufactured under the strict Swix quality regime used in their Cross Country racing pole production for years.
Two different aluminum alloys are offered in the Swix Sonic pole program. Both alloys are extruded seamless aluminum in order to achieve the most consistent and highest quality tubes.
• Advanced Aluminum - the advanced 7000 aluminum offers the best stiffness, strength weight and pendulum properties.
• Standard Aluminum – the 6000 series aluminum also is a special treated alloy offering good stiffness, strength, weight and pendulum properties.
The Swix Sonic basket System is inter-changeable. Simply screw of the threaded nut, snap off the basket and choose the basket that best fits any snow conditions.
The baskets are engineered in a coated nylon fabric for super lightweight, optimum support against the snow and provide excellent pendulum properties.
THERE ARE TWO BASKER SIZES
RB-1 The standard basket that comes with all Swix Sonic poles.
RB-2 Larger version of RB-1 for extremely deep powder. Still lightweight!