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  • LIVE NOW!

    We are official live on Kickstarter! We would like to pause and take this moment to thank all of our friends and family who helped get us here as well as each and every one of our awesome fans. This wouldn't be possible without you. Click HERE to visit our Kickstarter. This is the cheapest our poles will ever be and the earlier you are, the bigger the discount, so don't miss out. For further help on what Kickstarter is and why we are using it we have written separate articles HERE. If you have any thoughts about our campaign or would like any additional information please use the "CONTACT US" section on our site. For the press release, images and PR please click HERE.

  • INDIEGOGO EXPLAINED

    We thought it would be helpful for anyone who is new to the idea of Indiegogo, for us to explain what it is and how it works and hopefully ease any confusion. Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform, in essence this means that rather than seeking venture capital and giving away a percentage of the business, start-ups can get funding from a large group of "backers" who pre-order the product. This process has a few benefits, first of all, it provides the start-up with the funds needed to start production without them having to give up control of the company. Secondly, it allows backers to get the product at a heavily reduced price and before it is available to anyone else. Finally, it allows companies to gauge demand for their product and thus reduce waste manufacturing. Indiegogo Campaign Basics: The goal - The campaign goal is set by the creator and is the amount of money that needs to be raised through pre-orders for production to go ahead. For us, this is £50,000 and is the amount needed to do a production run without us making a loss. The Perk - This is Indiegogo's term for item you will receive in return for backing a campaign. When you are charged - Backers are only charged once the campaign has come to a close and only if it reached it's target. There is no scenario where you are charged and the company is left not having the funds to go ahead with production. For official answers to your questions, Indiegogo themselves offer some very useful insights here. If you're curious as to why we are using Indiegog to sell our poles it might be worth while reading one of our early articles "Why we're using Indiegogo".

  • PRE-ORDER LAUNCH DATE - MARCH 30TH

    It's official, we are finally happy with production samples and are ready to press launch. We will be launching our pre-order process via Indiegogo at 12 PM GMT on the 30th of MARCH 2021. We are offering the first 450 backers a set of poles for £114. After this, the price will increase to £134. So be sure to get there as soon as it launches. If you'd like to be reminded on the day, click the link below and be sure not to miss our best offer. https://www.mont.black/get-notified

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  • Mont.Black | New Adjustable Ski Pole

    Introducing our version of the alpine pole. Adjustable at the press of a handle mounted button, it enables you to be instantly adaptable without the fuss associated with traditional methods. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ See full specs below. THE ATP-01 ​ Key Features: Useable Range 100-140cm 5cm Increments 280g Per Pole (£114 Per Set) £58 Per Pole GET NOTIFIED AT LAUNCH FEATURES BACKGROUND BENEFITS SPECIFICATIONS ​ Tungsten Carbide Tip Changeable Baskets Stainless Steel Locks Easy Adjust Strap Recessed Button Aluminium 7075 T6 EVA Foam Handle BACKGROUND was founded to improve upon the current snowsports industry, basing products on consumer needs, maximising utility not profit. We are combining our background in mechanical engineering and a passion for the sport to create obsessively designed products that improve your experience and are easy to use. Mont.Black We know that the benefits of an adjustable pole cannot be understated. However, the current products available are falling short. As well as being expensive, heavy and easily bent, they take too long to adjust. This means people rarely utilise the full potential and is where our design aims to help. LEARN MORE BENEFITS ​ Our main goal is to improve your experience on all terrain. Helping you adjust lengths on the move and get that feeling of maximum efficiency when a descent just flows from one section to another. Heres how we like to use the pole:​ ATP-01 SPECS ​ ​ 40 cm Range (100cm-140cm) Shaft - Aluminium 7075 T6 Tip - Tungsten Carbide Handle - EVA Foam 280g Per Pole Shaft: 16/18 mm £58 Per Pole (£114 Per Set) 80 mm and 40 mm Baskets 2 x Rubber Tips When designing our take on the adjustable pole we weren't willing to compromise compared to the products currently available. We pushed to achieved a strong, light, affordable product while still adding our new adjusting feature. LAUNCHING SOON ON INDIEGOGO Help Bring the Pole to Market GET NOTIFIED FUTURE INNOVATIONS ​ Along with our current product we have five more unique innovations in the pipeline for the coming years, so stick around. SUBSCRIBE

  • Mont.Black | The Modern Ski Pole Company

    THE ATP-01 Helping You Adapt to Any Terrain Instantly LEARN MORE LEARN MORE ABOUT US ​ We are combining our background in mechanical engineering and a passion for snowsports to create obsessively designed poles that make your adventures even more enjoyable. FUTURE INNOVATIONS ​ Along with our current product we have at least five more unique innovations in the pipeline for the coming years, so stick around. SUBSCRIBE SHARE YOUR ADVENTURES Tag @MontBlack_Gear on Instagram

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