About the adjustment of hiking poles length How to adjust the height of hiking poles? This needs to be adjusted according to the specific terrain.
Flat ground First of all, let’s take a look at the length adjustment of flat ground walking. We stand on flat ground, holding a hiking poles, and the arm hangs down naturally. Using the elbow as a fulcrum, lift the forearm so that the forearm is parallel to the ground and at a right angle of 90 ° to the upper arm. When holding a trekking pole in hand, the length that the tip of the pole touches the ground vertically is the correct length for using a trekking pole on flat ground. You can lock each section of the trekking pole, and then adjust another trekking pole that has not been changed to the same length. 2.Slope uphill Compared to hiking on flat ground, the slopes with more massive slopes need to shorten the length of trekking poles slightly, depending on the hill. The arm drives the trekking pole to be placed in front of or above the body, and then uses the wrist strap to support the body to walk upwards. This can effectively reduce the load on the legs. If necessary, you can use two trekking poles to do the climbing movement at the same time. At this time, the palm can Hold the handle firmly to increase strength.
Downhill Adjust the length of the hiking poles to be slightly longer than the average range of walking on flat roads, depending on the actual situation. Because the impact on the knee joint is excellent when going downhill, you must use a trekking pole to reduce the load. When stepping down, first insert the trekking pole into the front of the body, and must reach the ground before the front foot to achieve the effect of power-sharing. It is important to note that because the cane bears more weight than usual when going downhill, the sections of the rod must be fully fixed firmly to avoid the danger of physical imbalance when the body is suddenly retracted when the body is replayed. In addition, based on the same reason, it is necessary to pay attention to the place where the cane falls. The arm puts a little pressure when the rod falls to the ground to see if the site is reliable. Don’t encounter areas that are easy to collapse, such as thin mud, dry floating grass below. Collapsed cliffs and gravel. Do not exceed the maximum adjustment length shown on the trekking pole when adjusting it. Adjust the hiking poles to the longest; you will see that the first two sections of the trekking pole are near the top, there will be a “STOP” or “MAX” mark. This is required when the trekking pole is adjusted in length. Mark, otherwise, it is likely to break when encountering external force. There are length sizes within the range of the trekking pole “STOP” mark for adjustment reference. When buying hiking poles you can determine how long you need them based on your height.