Grip-Material is roughly three types of cork, rubber and foam. For those who do not like sticky or sweaty hands, rubber is recommended.
Wristband-nothing special, mainly pay attention to usage;
Locking-There are mostly internal locking and external locking. Internal locking is the most common. It has a secure locking force and is lightweight, but if it is not easy to operate with gloves, external locking will not have this trouble; rods-mainstream materials: aluminium alloy, carbon fibre. The former is stronger but heavier; the latter is lightweight but weak in toughness and easy to break. For heavy-duty long-distance trekking, aluminium alloy is still more recommended; mud support-components that increase support in different terrains can be replaced and selected as needed;
Stick tip-the most crucial part, and also the place that consumes the most. Under limited conditions, please have a good tip.
It is recommended to use two sticks together to avoid walking with a single stick. The following instructions are for the use of trekking poles in four situations: level road, uphill, downhill and cross-cutting——
Flat ground: 90 ° principle, that is, the elbow and the account pole are at an optimal height of 90 °, and the arm will naturally swing forward and backwards, and the tip of the stick should not exceed the toe;
Uphill: It mainly provides the rear support force and shortens the height of the staff. The steeper the slope, the more it shrinks. Keep the large and small arms tending to 90 ° while walking. Downhill: Contrary to the uphill, you need to raise the rod, first out of the rod, and then step on the leg to avoid impacting the joint to the greatest extent. Cross-cutting: The side with high terrain is shortened, and the hand with low length is stretched to ensure the stability when walking sideways. Add a few additional uses of trekking poles: When the front side encounters non-visible danger sections such as unknown waters, snow, etc., it is recommended to use trekking poles to detect and move slowly — used as a support for tents like sky curtains with little or no poles. Driveaway or scare off some animals, such as snakes or dogs in the forest (just primary defence, don’t expect a mountaineering pole to fight the front to get it done) Finally, a few points that are easily overlooked: Trekking poles board, please make time! Reason! Come on! Good luck! It is recommended that the trekking pole and the backpack can be bundled and fixed. At the same time, remember to put a protective cover on the tip of the pole to prevent it from streaking, so as not to stab yourself or others’ luggage. By train, there is currently no such problem. 2 Do not try to pull people with trekking poles! When encountering such a teammate, drag it directly ~~ This is because its locking system cannot give a specific tensile strength. Note that the pulling force and vertical, horizontal pressure that can be generated when dragging people is not a concept (even if the material is aluminium alloy, it will be bent due to excessive horizontal force, let alone carbon), which is likely to occur When the locking force is less than the drag force. In addition, when the trekking pole is in use, the locking effect between the joints will also decrease, and pulling on each other may cause the poles to detach instantly. In unusual cases, you must use a trekking pole to draw people, then use the same section, that is, the entire section without a lock. 3. Whether or not a trekking pole is used during walking, as long as the pole is in your hand, you should never lift the tip of the pole upwards. It would help if you kept it always facing down to avoid accidental injury to the latecomers. As for how to choose the right trekking pole, our suggestion is to choose the brand with priority within your budget. For outdoor sports, the brand itself is part of quality assurance. As an old bird who travels frequently, he often sees damaged trekking poles being discarded in the wild, which is particularly distressing. Not to mention the damage to the environment. In the case of damage to the trekking pole, if you encounter extreme weather, it will cause a lot of inconvenience for your next trip. Therefore, you should also be careful when buying a pole.