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Q: How to properly adjust the length of the poles?
REMEMBER: ADJUST THE SCREWS FIRST, THEN CLOSE THE LEVER CLAMP. This is where many people get it wrong. If you do it the other way around, the poles will surely slide down and pose a safety risk.
Q: How to adjust the wrist straps?
A: Just simply pull out the plug so you can easily adjust the straps using the sliding adjustment clip. Take a look at the pictures down below for clearer instructions.
1. Pull out the ends 2. Adjust the length 3. Pull back inside
Q: What is the purpose of each accessory and how are they supposed to be used?
A: The naked metal tips are perfect for hikes on gravel and ice. If used excessively, eventually they will wear off, therefore, we recommend using the provided accessories on all other terrains.
The asphalt tips (the ones that resemble little feet) are the most versatile. They are perfect for hard, flat, or rocky surfaces (rocky terrains, roads, paths, etc.). These tips are perfect to use on a daily basis.
The storage tips are meant to be used for storing and for traveling. While used, the semi-sharp naked carbide tips are not going to be exposed, therefore, it makes them safer to store in your house or anywhere else.
The mud baskets prevent poles from slipping into the soft ground when hiking in mud, sand, or other soft surfaces.
The snow baskets prevent poles from sinking into the snow.
The tips should be simply put on the carbide tips of the poles, however, mud and snow baskets are supposed to be screwed onto the threads found at the bottom of your poles. Please make sure to screw them on tightly and give them a tug before hiking to prevent loss on trails.
Q: Can you use trekking poles without the extra tips?
A: Yes, the naked carbide tips are the best for ice and gravel, however, we do not recommend not using any extra tips for extended periods of time, because carbide tips will start wearing out if unprotected.