PolePod – a practical solution for the selfie stick!
Selfie sticks seem to be the marmite of the 21st century, and in the last few years the slopes have been jam-packed with skiers and boarders using them – eager to get the best action shots. At this year’s Ski and Snowboard show in London, we met Andrew, a budding inventor and entrepreneur who has created PolePod, a small device which clips onto your ski pole, turning it into the perfect selfie stick!
PolePod is a universal camera mount which can be attached to a ski pole, walking pole or even a branch, converting them into a “selfie stick”. It can be used to capture great footage wherever you go without the hassle of carrying or remembering a selfie stick.
PolePod is extremely small and lightweight meaning it can be carried anywhere. It is designed so it can be left on the pole on a permanent basis without inhibiting use. An extra-long strap is also included which allows PolePod to be quickly attached to larger objects such as a gate or a tree branch in order utilise your surroundings to capture that perfect shot.
PolePod was exhibited at the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show at Battersea Evolution in London from the 27th-30th of October 2016. The show drummed up a lot of interest for PolePod from Consumers, Retailers and Professional Skiers alike. One such skier Mike Rowlands said “An absolutely brilliant product I recommend it to anyone”. Rowlands was one of the many skiers to try the product out on the 50ft kicker throughout the week during the Pro Demos which happened several times daily. Some of the footage captured can be viewed by searching @PolePod on Facebook.
PolePod was designed by Andrew Davidson – A Young British Product Designer – and is the first product he will launch through his company AS D-Zine Ltd. The Product is also manufactured in the UK as Andrew stated “It was my goal to keep the manufacturing local for both quality control and due to the current financial and political climate”.
Team GB give the PolePod a go at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show 2016.
Here at Winter Sports Company we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on one of the first PolePods out there – we’ll be posting videos all season of our guys in resort using PolePod to capture some epic moments!