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[pct-l] Trekking Poles vs. Ski Poles
- Subject: [pct-l] Trekking Poles vs. Ski Poles
- From: Bighummel@aol.com
- Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 19:44:04 EST
<< The only draw pack
is that my first pair was regular ski poles and I was getting wrist pains on
extended down hills (+6 miles) so I switched to ski poles with springs in the
grips. I have never used the official trekking poles that can be purchased
the outdoor stores because I am uncomfortable with the adjustable nature of
poles. To me it looks like a break waiting to happen at the wrong time.
Okay, after reading this list for the last two years I have been convinced to
buy a pair of poles for my next hike. I'm getting older, long back, long
legs, worn joints. I noticed a used ski pole rack at a ski convention that I
went to recently and picked up a long pair (cause I'm tall) with this in
mind. I have heard alot about the benefit of poles. Owen points out one
possible drawback of the standard ski pole, has anyone else found a large
benefit of the trekking poles over standard ski poles, or vice versa?
The ski poles cost me $10. I find it difficult to justify the $80 - $125
that I see trekking poles for.
Greg "Strider" Hummel
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