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How To Set Your Walking Poles

For maximum results follow these simple 4 - Step instructions:

Setting your Walking Poles correctly is very important - it helps ensure not only comfort but also increases your ability to carry-out the techniques effectively & in-turn get better results.

Your Walking Pole Parts


STEP 1: Set & secure the height of your walking poles

1A. Set and secure the height of your walking polesA) Holding a walking pole in your left hand with the handle out to the left, grip the lower section of the pole with your right hand & rotate 1 to 2 turns to the left (towards-you) to loosen. Rule of thumb: Lefty-Loosey - Righty-Tighty.
1B. Set and secure the height of your walking polesB) Extend Lower section out to the 'STOP' Line (not past)

DO NOT TIGHTEN - YET...
1C. Set and secure the height of your walking polesC) Standing up straight place the foot of the walking pole on the ground with your arm relaxed at your side - hold the handle of the pole & gently push the handle down until the inside angle of your elbow is at a tight 90 degree. Better to be a little less then 90 rather than more.
1D. Set and secure the height of your walking polesD) Holding the walking pole in your left hand with the handle out to the left - Grip the lower section of the pole & rotate it to the right (away-from-you) to tighten – till snug.
NOTE: If you have a "3 Section" walking pole - Tighten the lower section at Step B first and then start over again at Step A, B, C & D - using the middle section of the pole.


STEP 2: Set the correct direction of the Road Foot

2E. Set the correct direction of your road footE) Holding the lower section in one hand, extend the walking pole straight out in front of you with the foot closest to you & the strap hanging down. Looking down the shaft of the pole take hold of the road foot & twist it until the toe of the foot is facing down.

2E. Toe down, strap down



STEP 3: Set and secure the second walking pole

Following steps 1 A & B. Skip step C by pulling the pole out to the same number noted on the pole ruler of the first pole. Then do step D, followed by step 2 to set the correct direction of the road foot.


STEP 4: Adjust and set the palm straps

4F. Adjust and set the palm strapsF) Holding the lower section in one hand, extend the walking pole straight out in front of you with the foot closest to you & the strap hanging down. Looking down the shaft of the pole take hold of the road foot & twist it until the toe of the foot is facing down.

4F. Thumb: Adjust and set the palm straps* Rule of Thumb Strap should sit on the heel of your hand, not tight around your wrist - keeping the Strap Cord between your thumb & forefinger.
4G. Adjust and set the palm strapsG) Fasten Palm Strap first identify the right & left straps.
4H. Adjust and set the palm strapsH) As you undo the Velcro, slide your whole-hand in through the strap - placing your palm on the wide part of the strap take hold & grip the cork handle - keeping the Strap Cord between your thumb & forefinger.
4I. Adjust and set the palm strapsI) Using the opposite hand refasten the strap across the back of your hand, securing the Velcro where comfortable.

* See above Rule of thumb.

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Vernon, BC - Canada