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Re: [at-l] Beating a Dead Horse with Poles

In a message dated 8/30/99 11:16:03 AM EDT, Bluetrail@aol.com writes:

<< swears by Traxx Trekkers with the big rubber foot.  He believes the big 
rubber foot grips better on wet surfaces and does a whole lot less damage to 
the trail.
 However, the Traxx poles (at least the ones I've seen locally) lack the 
ergonomic handles and the shock absorbers.
 Any thoughts? I'm gonna get a set.  The question is:
 Big rubber foot or little carbide tip?>>

Leki makes rubber tip that go over the carbide tips.

Rubber Walking Tip
Fits over the end of carbide tip for use indoors and on pavement only. 
Great for inline skating.
Price$7.00 / pr

Carbide Flextip
Standard on all trekking poles. Gives a high degree of stability on rock 
and ice (8.0cm).
Price$13.50 / pr

Dome Basket
Standard on all trekking poles. Used in swampy or marsh type conditions 
to prevent pole from sinking.
Price$5.50 / pr

Snowflake Basket
Used for alpine skiing, backcountry touring and snowshoeing.
Price$5.50 / pr

Deep Powder Basket
Used for alpine skiing, backcountry touring and snowshoeing.
Price$21.00 / pr

Security Clip
Snaps onto pole and temporarily attaches to belt or backpack frame 
strap. Allows hands to be free.
Price$7.00 ea
 <A HREF="http://www.leki.com/htparts.html">LEKI Hiking & Trekking Parts and 

URL: http://www.leki.com/htparts.html

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