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- ASIN: B00667T6QK
- Item model number: M13669
- Average Customer Review: 56 customer reviews
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Telescopic Walking/Hiking Stick with Anti-Shock Mechanism - Lightweight & Strong
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- Handmade excellence
- Shock absorber with superior characteristics
- Reduces strain on the wrist
- Outstanding mountaineering staff for hiking on rugged terrain
- Tough tested on mountains of the world
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Reduces strain on back, knees, legs and feet while walking or hiking. Provides better balance, traction and posture. Lightweight, strong aluminium. Turn on / off anti shock mechanism with built- in spring reduces hand and wrist strain. Compass in the top. Wrist strap. Removable snow grip head. The on & off mechanism enables the mountaineer to turn the antishock on and off it combines the benefits of both an antishock and a ridgid telescopic pole in one product.
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Top customer reviews
Price is unbelievable
Telescopic for adjusting height or traveling
I like the shock-absorbing feature
Cons: Difficult to twist open if you don't have a strong grip or if you have arthritis in your hands
I have used them so far on flat hikes and hilly hikes on dirt fire roads. I read about nordic walking and fitness walking for burning extra calories and wanted to do it but everyone makes it sound so complicated I just use them like cross-country ski poles instead of worrying about it and that seems to work well. I sweat a lot more than I do when not using them. I also use them for support since I haven't been able to walk down any grade to speak of since injuring my knee a few months ago because if I tried, the pain would be back. If I were looking for a pole for ONLY the purpose of supporting that knee, I would get something like a cane, designed to put your weight straight down on, because it's hard on your hands after a while to use poles not designed for that. But the poles are plenty strong when using two at a time. The instructions say not to use the stick to support your weight so I wouldn't try it with only one. I essentially use them a little like crutches to take a bit of the weight off the injured knee on downhills. All in all a ridiculous value especially when compared to other brands.
Update May 2011: I haven't used these as much as I should :-) but with occasional use they are still holding up well. I'm finding the "twistability" to be more of a pain than I expected--I either have to leave them adjusted to the length I want (making them more awkward to transport), or wrestle with them for quite a while sometimes to untwist them to collapse or adjust. Instructions would be useful to make sure I'm doing not doing it wrong. There is a diagram on the pole itself but it's not terribly informative.
Also has limited self-defense use; but I'm thinking one good zambatto, and it would break. Fun for furigata, though.
- Telescopic - great for adults and kids
- Good handle and nylon rope for the wrist
- Good pole materials
- Easy, screw-on basket, in case you use in snow or mud.
- Bottom plastic cap which protects the metal bottom likes to come off. Just use it with it off.
- Handle plastic is just OK - nothing special, like padded or anything
- Compass on top is a gimmic. Doesn't work well.
- Takes a second to educate kids on how to properly adjust them - not a biggie, but necessary.
We bought 5 of these - one for each member of the family. They work well, and we have a lot of fun using them. Can't go wrong!
The walking stick is very good for the price. The grips feel ok to the touch (they stank real bad - the rubber smell - when removed from packaging - but that smell went away in a few days).
The paint job on the sticks is fair (I have had similarly priced sticks with a much better paint job).
I do not think the metal tip (you will see the metal tip after you remove the rubber cap at the bottom) is as durable as some other walking sticks I have. A carbide tip would have been better, these have a metal tip. I will update my comments after I have used these for a while.
Overall, I think these are very good for the price.