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WhiSki Poles = Ski Pole Flasks...High-performance ski poles with an integrated flask.  Enjoy a drink post-ski, or simply skip the slopes and embrace the après ski life!
WhiSki Poles = Ski Pole Flasks...High-performance ski poles with an integrated flask. Enjoy a drink post-ski, or simply skip the slopes and embrace the après ski life!
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WhiSki Poles™: The World's Most Adventurous Flask

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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

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WhiSki Poles are THE ULTIMATE SKIERS GIFT for the adventurer who may already have everything … but would top everything off with a drink.

A great gift for those people who are impossible to shop for!  We guarantee you they don't have this!
A great gift for those people who are impossible to shop for! We guarantee you they don't have this!

WhiSki Poles don't ship until January 2018, but don't let that deter you from giving a WhiSki Pole License for Christmas!  When you back us on Kickstarter you are guaranteed to be the first orders out the door!  You can click here to print the WhiSki Pole License (PDF in new window) as a placeholder gift certificate until the perfect gift has time to arrive to that lucky someone.  We promise he or she won't be upset once these arrive!

WhiSki Pole License (gift certificate)
WhiSki Pole License (gift certificate)
Give that special someone a WhiSki Pole Certificate for x-mas!
Give that special someone a WhiSki Pole Certificate for x-mas!

WhiSki Poles = Ski Pole Flasks

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WhiSki Poles™ are high-performance ski poles with an integrated flask in the cavity of the pole. Enjoy a drink post-ski, or simply skip the slopes and embrace the après ski life! WhiSki Poles™ utilize a standard ski pole handle with a proprietary screw off cap at the top of the pole. Just unscrew the top of the pole and throw one back, no need to take off those gloves! It only takes a single hand and you won’t have to worry about fumbling with the cap because there is cap-strap to make sure it’s never dropped.

WhiSki Poles™ were born of camaraderie, made for debauchery
WhiSki Poles™ were born of camaraderie, made for debauchery

WhiSki Poles™ hold approximately 8 fluid ounces each, or a pint per a pair. If you fill your poles with a liquid that may freeze, please leave ample room for your liquid to expand (we recommend 3 inches from the top). FYI: Water freezes at 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) and 70-proof alcoholic beverages freeze at -2 degrees F (-19 degrees C), windchill does not matter. Each pole also weighs approximately 0.5 lbs when empty, or 0.9 lbs when filled. Most skiers don’t notice the additional weight added to the pole when on the slopes, as the poles were designed to be super light so the added weight of liquid shouldn't be an issue.

WhiSki Poles™ are crafted from the strongest and lightest aluminum available on the market (aircraft grade ALU 7075, 18mm diameter). Quality is important, that is why we’ve partnered with a top-tier ski pole manufacturer who produces poles for the biggest names in the industry!

The poles were engineered in the USA (patent pending) to be strong, light, comfortable and reliable. WhiSki Poles™ are all-mountain poles, and the premium alloy construction allows for top performance and durability. The poles sport a sleek matte black finish, which is stealthy and elegant at the same time.

Everywhere! Well, use your best judgment. They are primarily made for the Après Ski life ... take it from the mountains to the hot tub! You can use them while hiking, hanging, laughing, dancing, prancing, or, if you just fancy. 

"WhiSki Poles™ are making Après life great again" – The Abominable Snowman
"WhiSki Poles™ are making Après life great again" – The Abominable Snowman
Say "NO" to conventional drinking methods!
Say "NO" to conventional drinking methods!

What makes WhiSki Poles™ great?

WhiSki Poles™ are optimized to easily use with gloves, no matter how clunky, no matter how chunky! We understand how difficult it is to unscrew the cap of a flask, water bottle, or anything for that matter on the mountain with gloves. 

Oh no! These gloves below are completely fingerless. That's only annoying if you have a regular flask – unproblematic if you have WhiSki Poles™!
Oh no! These gloves below are completely fingerless. That's only annoying if you have a regular flask – unproblematic if you have WhiSki Poles™!

WhiSki Poles™ will be available in five different sizes.  Please the chart above for suggested pole length based on skier height.  Once the Kickstarter Campaign has concluded, a survey will be sent to all backers to verify pole size.

The poles go through an anodizing process to provide a corrosion-resistant & anodic oxide finish and meet the NSF / ANSI 61 testing standards (much like the inside of an aluminum beer can). This ensures toxins aren’t leached into the liquid from the pole, aint nobody got time for that! 

 UPDATE: Every pair of WhiSki Poles™ comes with a collapsible funnel for easy filling! 

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The WhiSki Poles™ silicone funnel: easy to use, pack, and carry
The WhiSki Poles™ silicone funnel: easy to use, pack, and carry
Ah, nothing like post-skiing 'Pole-pulls by the fire
Ah, nothing like post-skiing 'Pole-pulls by the fire
Backer reward tiers -- be sure to support us now!
Backer reward tiers -- be sure to support us now!
Current shipping rates for one set of poles
Current shipping rates for one set of poles

We have been able to negotiate better shipping rates around the globe!  Please refer to the chart above for the shipping costs for a single set of poles.  All backer reward categories have been updated!  Rewards with multiple sets of pole also reflect a volume discount.  All WhiSki Poles are scheduled to ship in January -- we'll keep you updated as it nears!!

 Officially endorsed by Tracee Ellis Ross & Jimmy Kimmel!

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An exceptionally classy gift for a very lucky outdoors(wo/)man.
An exceptionally classy gift for a very lucky outdoors(wo/)man.


SAFETY FIRST

WhiSki Poles™ are meant for skiing or drinking, not both at the same time. Skiing is fun, but never ski above your skill level. Never ski intoxicated! WhiSki Poles LLC strongly discourages consuming alcohol and skiing. Skiing and alcohol consumption can cause bodily injury, or even death. Always be safe on the slopes and follow all rules of the mountain. By purchasing WhiSki Poles™ you are agreeing to not hold WhiSki Poles LLC liable for any injuries resulting from use of our poles and the terms and conditions found here.

Risks and challenges

The WhiSki Pole team has a ton of on the ground experience with partnering with factories across the globe to develop new and innovative technologies. The biggest worry to the team are unpredicted production delays going into the mass manufacturing stage of the product launch. T-Zero though T-Final samples will be confirmed in early December.

Procurement of subcomponents is key. If the Kickstarter draws more interest than 2k sets in the initial campaign, then additional production will need to take place and may slightly delay delivery for incremental sets above 2k.

Lastly, WhiSki Poles LLC has been working with legal teams to develop the appropriate disclaimers that will be shipped with the products to ensure there is no misuse of the products.

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    The ultimate pledge class gift. Forget the paddles, pick up the poles! Save $69/set off retail!

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