Many mountaineering enthusiasts ignore the correct use of trekking poles, and some even think that it is useless at all.
There are also people who draw scoops according to the gourd, and they also take one when they see others poking a stick. In fact, the use of trekking poles is very knowledgeable.
If you can't use trekking poles correctly, not only will it not help you reduce the load, but it will bring you a safety hazard.
Proper use of trekking poles
Adjust the length of trekking poles
The length of trekking poles is important. Generally, three-section trekking poles have two sections that can be adjusted.
Begin by loosening all the trekking poles, and extending the strut near the bottom to the maximum length. There are scales on the trekking poles for reference.
Then stand on the plane with the trekking pole in hand, the arm hangs down naturally, take the elbow as the fulcrum, raise the forearm to 90° with the upper arm, and then adjust the tip of the trekking pole downward to contact the ground; or place the top of the trekking pole on the ground. 5-8 cm under the armpit, then adjust the tip of the pole down until it touches the ground; finally, lock all the poles of the trekking pole.
The other trekking pole that has not been adjusted can be adjusted to the same length as the one with the locked length. When adjusting the trekking poles, you should not exceed the maximum adjustment length shown on the trekking poles. When purchasing trekking poles, you can first adjust the length to determine whether you can buy a trekking pole of the right length.
Use of wristbands
When most people use trekking poles, they hold the handle tightly and exert force, thinking that the function of the wrist strap is only to keep the trekking pole from leaving their wrists. But this grip is wrong and will only make the hand muscles more prone to fatigue.
Correct use: The wrist strap should be picked up, inserted from the underside of the wrist strap, pressed against our tiger's mouth, and then lightly grasped at the handle to support the trekking pole through the wrist strap, not tight Grasp the handle tightly.
In this way, when going downhill, the impact force of the trekking pole can be transmitted to our arm through the wrist strap; similarly, when going uphill, the thrust of the arm is transmitted to the trekking pole through the wrist strap to generate the assistance for the uphill. This way, no matter how long you use it, your hands will not feel tired.
Post time: Jul-27-2022