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RE: [AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Re:Walking Sticks vs Ski Poles

On the poles, loosen the wrist straps a little. Balance the grip and weight
between your hand and wrist. I can go long distances that way.

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>Sent: 	Tuesday, September 10, 1996 2:59 PM
>To: 	Ed LaVine
>Subject: 	[AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Re:Walking Sticks vs Ski Poles
>>The only downside for me, was that the somewhat sticky handles wore on my 
>>hands a little (not nearly enough to blister, but enough to make me think
>>might if I used them enough days in a row) I'm not sure what material to
>>around them yet, if any.
>You should also make sure to loosen your fingers on the grips frequently
>throughout the day if you are going to thru-hike.  Often, I would forget
>this (as did my wife) and after our thru-hike, it took almost 3 months
>before our fingers would stop cramping. When I opened my hand, not all the
>fingers would move - after a couple of seconds, they would finally pop
>Wierd - must be like carpel tunnel syndrome - fortunately it finally went
>away.  Wonder if anyone else had this problem?  
>Mark and Janet Holmes 
>Full Moon and Celestial Spirit (Ga-Me '95)
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>VA 16
>Troutdale,VA  ( 4 miles from Dickey Gap on the AT)
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