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

The poles I use are the Trekker Poles, I believe form Sherlock. I bought
them from the Campmoor Catalog. Instead of tightening them like the Lekis
(turning the joint til it's tight), the Trekkers use a button that protrudes
thru a hole in the pole. It doesn't slip at all. They can be adjusted to all
heights. I, also like them for the varied adjustments. When hiking
switchbacks, the unlevel terrain sometimes causes ankles to turn. By making
one longer, It gives you the added support. When the trail tilts to the
other side, switch poles to the other side. Wow! I think I just endorsed a

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>From: 	Jason Slibeck[SMTP:jsli@interport.net]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, September 11, 1996 12:39 PM
>To: 	Ed LaVine
>Subject: 	[AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Re:Walking Sticks vs Ski Poles
>On Tue, 10 Sep 1996, MARK HOLMES wrote:
>> SNIP <
>> 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?  
>This is a common problem for rowers who grip the oars to tightly,
>especially during close races. (Personal experience speaking!) It's
>similar to grinding your teeth under stress or forgetting to breathe when
>you are lifting weights.  The problem can be blood circulation, muscle
>strain, or something more serious such as carpel tunnel.  The solution is
>simple: RELAX.  Don't forget to breathe deeply, and wiggle your fingers
>and toes. :)