Nordic Walking is simply walking with specially designed poles. It is the hot, new fitness program from Europe that burns up to 40% more calories while walking compared to walking without poles. LEKI Nordic Walking Instructor poles are the perfect combination of balance, weight and quality for Nordic Walking enthusiasts of all levels. Unique "Trigger" system provides unequalled support and power transfer with a strap that completely wraps and supports the hand and wrist; easily releases from the grip without having to take hand out of strap for convenience (removing clothing layers, tying shoes, reaching for water bottle). 7075 heat-treated Aluminum upper shaft; 100% Carbon lower shaft for strength and perfect balance. 2-section adjustable poles adjust from 100-135cm and allow you to quickly, easily customize your length or share with anyone of any height. The award winning Super Lock System allows the pole length to be adjusted with the least amount of torque (hand strength) and offers the most secure "hold" of any other pole locking system in the world. Specially design rubber fitness tips offer traction on pavement and smooth surfaces. Carbide flextips are replaceable and offer the most secure traction when walking off-road. Instructional DVD and hang tag attached to poles; information also available at www/leki.com concerning nordic walking technique, pole use, maintenance, etc..
LEKI's Nordic Walking Instructor poles provide the perfect combination of balance, weight, and quality for Nordic Walking enthusiasts of all levels. A unique Trigger System provides support and power transfer with a strap that completely wraps and supports the hand and wrist while easily releasing from the grip without having to take your hand out of the strap. The two-section poles adjust from 105-135 centimeters and feature 7075 Series heat-treated aluminum upper shafts and carbon lower shafts. LEKI's Super Lock System allows the pole length to be adjusted with the least amount of torque (hand strength) and offers a very secure hold. Specially designed rubber fitness tips offer traction on pavement and smooth surfaces while carbide flextips are replaceable. The shafts carry a lifetime warranty against breakage. An instructional DVD is included withe the poles.
- Series: Nordic Walking
- Shaft: Aluminum Upper / Carbon Lower Section
- Grip: Nordic Trigger
- Strap: Trigger
- Finish: Ultra Sonic
- Basket: Nordic Walking
- Size: Adjusts to 42-54 inches or 105-135 centimeters
- Lifetime warranty against shaft breakage
LEKI, the worlds leading manufacturer of ski, hiking and trekking poles, had its start in Kircheim, Germany as a hobby of its founder, Karl Lenhart, an airframe mechanic and avid skier. Lenhart believed aluminum would make a superior ski pole compared to the heavy steel models available in the late 1940s. After successfully creating lightweight poles for his friends, in 1954, the hobby became a full time business. LEKI originated the use of nylon webbing for straps and created plastic molded grips and baskets in place of metal and leather. Additionally, Lenhart developed an aluminum tempering process that produces pole shaft with incomparable strength, durability, and reliability.
In 1984, Klaus Lenhart, Karls son, assumed leadership and shortly there after developed the first dual-component grip. He is also responsible for improving adjustable pole-locking technology and grip innovations such as the Trigger Click-In system and COR-TEC, a material made of real cork and latex. As the ski market continued to flourish, LEKI began manufacturing hiking poles primarily for European mountain guides. The concept of using two poles as means of relieving stress on knee joints and the lower back appealed to climbers who also saw benefits in performance and safety. LEKI poles eventually caught on with the general hiking and trekking population that recognized and appreciated the preventive health benefits as well as the climbing support and stabilizing effects. In 1990, LEKI USA was incorporated. The North American market has embraced the companys line of alpine, Nordic, back country, mountaineering, Nordic walking, and trekking poles. Like their European counterparts who have been loyal to LEKI for nearly five decades, North American outdoor enthusiasts know and appreciate LEKI quality and value.