The double pole technique is used in situations when a skier is on a gradual downhill or flat terrain where double poling will generate more speed than the diagonal stride or the one-step-double pole technique.
Criteria for achieving the Double Pole award:
Below is the list of the most important skills and benchmarks that make up perfect execution of the double pole technique. L2T stage skiers are not yet expected to perform each of those skills perfectly, but they should be able to perform the technique well overall, ie with ease for a prolonged time.
The technique checklist below is meant to assist you in your assessment of your participants’ skill level. To deserve the award, a skier should be able to perform most skills autonomously and on a regular basis. Not more than two particular skills may necessitate corrective feedback from the coach in order for the skier to perform the skill adequately.
Evaluator Checklist for Double Pole can be found at: http://www.cccski.com/getmedia/0feca2b9-955a-447e-b939-c80cfbf3bb0a/TA-criteria---Double-pole-_oct-22,-2014_.pdf.aspx.