YXR Racing pole - Ultimate stiffness and rigidity
Four years ago we started a pole project, really trying to think outside the box on how we could improve cross-country racing pole features, quality and the production process. With four years of R&D, together with our production partner in Finland we reached a whole new level of pole stiffness and rigidity, ultimately minimizing the energy loss during each push of the pole and reducing the risk of poles breaking. All this without compromising pole weight.
Our patented construction and manufacturing method also reduced the amount working steps significantly compared to a traditional way of manufacturing poles, removing quality variation issues in the process.
Check the YXR pole here. It's awesome!
40 YEARS OF YOKO
The story of Yoko begins in 1977 in Forssa, Finland, when Juha Tirinen and Kaija Gustafsson founded a sportswear manufacturing company named JOKO. Both had vast experience in the industry, having previously worked together at Finnish sportswear companies Koho and Sinisalo. Joko started off making mitts for a sport called Pesäpallo, a Finnish version of baseball.