Zipline Ski, a Baltimore-based maker of ski poles, will supply the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team with poles designed by Zipline's founder, a former U.S. Ski Team athlete.
U.S. mogul skiers will use the poles, designed to be lightweight and durable, through 2019, including at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea's PyeongChang, the team announced Tuesday.
"Ski pole technology has barely advanced since I was a mogul skier," said Chuck Heidenreich, Zipline Ski founder and a mogul skiier on the U.S. Ski Team in 1981 and 1982. "We're here to change that."
Heidenreich, a former marketing manager for Spaulding Sporting Goods, said he designed the poles from...