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Pixelfrog-pixelfrog wrote: The only thing I don't really want is the cork handles, I'll wreck those quick.
so does the "pressure" move to the bottom of your wrist? am I understanding what you are saying correctly? I'm interested, as I have plastic handles and Nealz friend is right...they get kinda slimmy.BoyNhisDog wrote: I don't grip the handle anyway I let the wrist loop push down for me. If you put your hand in right and adjust it correctly, you will not need too much of a grip at all on the upswing and none on the push. This means your hand can rotate as much as it needs and the angle of the grip is not noticed really
It's spreading around a bit I see.wow...guess I just had one of GTG's "EPIPHANIES"
Respecfully MaryPhyl, I strongly disagree. The poles will take up to 30% of the weight off of your legs and knees. In our steep rocky terrain, maybe even more in places. With a heavy pack you will reap incredible benifits. As for the stride, you have to learn how to use them. Your first time will seem very awkward but with practice they become extentions that are extra legs. What I'm saying is it takes a lot of miles to learn them well.MaryPhyl wrote:I don't use poles. I think they are a business that interferes with striding out. If your pack is light you have no fear for your knees. If it is not, poles will not save them.
what an understatement :!: Climbs the big E w/o o2, and is the first person to summit all the worlds peaks (14) above 8000 meters....now he's searching for the Yeti!BoyNhisDog wrote: The man who I first saw using them was Reinhold Messner, the first man to climb Everest without oxygen and the first to do a lot of things that most folks can only dream of