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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    to be straightened a little so it is at least usable again to finish the trek 5 Remember it s good practice to dismantle any shaft after use as condensation can occur inside any tube Damp air can cause the metal alloy thread of the expanding bolt to oxidise as white rough markings so it won t function as smoothly as it should To avoid this just dismantle the Carbon or Alloy shaft into sections stow in the mesh bag and hang somewhere dry until needed Whether Carbon or Alloy Pacerpoles both have the same handles What has a real impact on performance is the way any Pacerpole is used and personalising its shaft height to integrate with your arm s stride action so check the How to Use page on this website WEIGHT v EFFORT In practical terms weight is not just a question of gms or ozs but more importantly how much effort is required to move it Why does carrying a pack by hand take more effort is more tiring than carrying it on your back even though it s exactly the same weight 1 Where the weight is has a significant impact on performance and when applied to poles where the weight is distributed along its length as it integrates with the arm its weighting will influence how much effort is needed to move it Compare the arm leg scenarios lightening up the weight of a boot at the far end of your leg as a pendulum will mean less effort to move the leg so it s less tiring lightening up the weight of your shorts will hardly be noticeable even though it s the same leg that s moving because it s near your hip pivot point as the leg swings through The shaft tip is the equivalent of your foot boot and the pole s top section is the equivalent of your thigh shorts Having the weighting of a pole near to its elbow pivot point means less effort to move it Effort expended or saved is not directly related to the dead weight in gms or ozs of the pole 2 The above scenarios refer to limbs poles when they re off the ground but the reason for using a pole is to have it for loading thrusting against for each step on the ground Controlling this thrust from a suspended strap fixed to a shaft wastes a lot of effort this is the equivalent of the leg s walking action on soft sand which is very tiring inefficient especially when compared to walking on solid ground thrusting against something firm which doesn t give way This firm ground is the equivalent of the 3D contoured Pacerpole handle so the hand arm can push directly against the contours controlling the arm s action without gripping and without wasting effort rather than by trying to control a 3D soft sand action indirectly through the suspending strap of a conventional pole 3 Even though

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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    to be straightened a little so it is at least usable again to finish the trek 5 Remember it s good practice to dismantle any shaft after use as condensation can occur inside any tube Damp air can cause the metal alloy thread of the expanding bolt to oxidise as white rough markings so it won t function as smoothly as it should To avoid this just dismantle the Carbon or Alloy shaft into sections stow in the mesh bag and hang somewhere dry until needed Whether Carbon or Alloy Pacerpoles both have the same handles What has a real impact on performance is the way any Pacerpole is used and personalising its shaft height to integrate with your arm s stride action so check the How to Use page on this website WEIGHT v EFFORT In practical terms weight is not just a question of gms or ozs but more importantly how much effort is required to move it Why does carrying a pack by hand take more effort is more tiring than carrying it on your back even though it s exactly the same weight 1 Where the weight is has a significant impact on performance and when applied to poles where the weight is distributed along its length as it integrates with the arm its weighting will influence how much effort is needed to move it Compare the arm leg scenarios lightening up the weight of a boot at the far end of your leg as a pendulum will mean less effort to move the leg so it s less tiring lightening up the weight of your shorts will hardly be noticeable even though it s the same leg that s moving because it s near your hip pivot point as the leg swings through The shaft tip is the equivalent of your foot boot and the pole s top section is the equivalent of your thigh shorts Having the weighting of a pole near to its elbow pivot point means less effort to move it Effort expended or saved is not directly related to the dead weight in gms or ozs of the pole 2 The above scenarios refer to limbs poles when they re off the ground but the reason for using a pole is to have it for loading thrusting against for each step on the ground Controlling this thrust from a suspended strap fixed to a shaft wastes a lot of effort this is the equivalent of the leg s walking action on soft sand which is very tiring inefficient especially when compared to walking on solid ground thrusting against something firm which doesn t give way This firm ground is the equivalent of the 3D contoured Pacerpole handle so the hand arm can push directly against the contours controlling the arm s action without gripping and without wasting effort rather than by trying to control a 3D soft sand action indirectly through the suspending strap of a conventional pole 3 Even though

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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    to be straightened a little so it is at least usable again to finish the trek 5 Remember it s good practice to dismantle any shaft after use as condensation can occur inside any tube Damp air can cause the metal alloy thread of the expanding bolt to oxidise as white rough markings so it won t function as smoothly as it should To avoid this just dismantle the Carbon or Alloy shaft into sections stow in the mesh bag and hang somewhere dry until needed Whether Carbon or Alloy Pacerpoles both have the same handles What has a real impact on performance is the way any Pacerpole is used and personalising its shaft height to integrate with your arm s stride action so check the How to Use page on this website WEIGHT v EFFORT In practical terms weight is not just a question of gms or ozs but more importantly how much effort is required to move it Why does carrying a pack by hand take more effort is more tiring than carrying it on your back even though it s exactly the same weight 1 Where the weight is has a significant impact on performance and when applied to poles where the weight is distributed along its length as it integrates with the arm its weighting will influence how much effort is needed to move it Compare the arm leg scenarios lightening up the weight of a boot at the far end of your leg as a pendulum will mean less effort to move the leg so it s less tiring lightening up the weight of your shorts will hardly be noticeable even though it s the same leg that s moving because it s near your hip pivot point as the leg swings through The shaft tip is the equivalent of your foot boot and the pole s top section is the equivalent of your thigh shorts Having the weighting of a pole near to its elbow pivot point means less effort to move it Effort expended or saved is not directly related to the dead weight in gms or ozs of the pole 2 The above scenarios refer to limbs poles when they re off the ground but the reason for using a pole is to have it for loading thrusting against for each step on the ground Controlling this thrust from a suspended strap fixed to a shaft wastes a lot of effort this is the equivalent of the leg s walking action on soft sand which is very tiring inefficient especially when compared to walking on solid ground thrusting against something firm which doesn t give way This firm ground is the equivalent of the 3D contoured Pacerpole handle so the hand arm can push directly against the contours controlling the arm s action without gripping and without wasting effort rather than by trying to control a 3D soft sand action indirectly through the suspending strap of a conventional pole 3 Even though

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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    to be straightened a little so it is at least usable again to finish the trek 5 Remember it s good practice to dismantle any shaft after use as condensation can occur inside any tube Damp air can cause the metal alloy thread of the expanding bolt to oxidise as white rough markings so it won t function as smoothly as it should To avoid this just dismantle the Carbon or Alloy shaft into sections stow in the mesh bag and hang somewhere dry until needed Whether Carbon or Alloy Pacerpoles both have the same handles What has a real impact on performance is the way any Pacerpole is used and personalising its shaft height to integrate with your arm s stride action so check the How to Use page on this website WEIGHT v EFFORT In practical terms weight is not just a question of gms or ozs but more importantly how much effort is required to move it Why does carrying a pack by hand take more effort is more tiring than carrying it on your back even though it s exactly the same weight 1 Where the weight is has a significant impact on performance and when applied to poles where the weight is distributed along its length as it integrates with the arm its weighting will influence how much effort is needed to move it Compare the arm leg scenarios lightening up the weight of a boot at the far end of your leg as a pendulum will mean less effort to move the leg so it s less tiring lightening up the weight of your shorts will hardly be noticeable even though it s the same leg that s moving because it s near your hip pivot point as the leg swings through The shaft tip is the equivalent of your foot boot and the pole s top section is the equivalent of your thigh shorts Having the weighting of a pole near to its elbow pivot point means less effort to move it Effort expended or saved is not directly related to the dead weight in gms or ozs of the pole 2 The above scenarios refer to limbs poles when they re off the ground but the reason for using a pole is to have it for loading thrusting against for each step on the ground Controlling this thrust from a suspended strap fixed to a shaft wastes a lot of effort this is the equivalent of the leg s walking action on soft sand which is very tiring inefficient especially when compared to walking on solid ground thrusting against something firm which doesn t give way This firm ground is the equivalent of the 3D contoured Pacerpole handle so the hand arm can push directly against the contours controlling the arm s action without gripping and without wasting effort rather than by trying to control a 3D soft sand action indirectly through the suspending strap of a conventional pole 3 Even though

    Original URL path: http://www.pacerpole.com/pacerpole-user-guide/descents/XX%2884%29 (2016-01-08)
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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    to be straightened a little so it is at least usable again to finish the trek 5 Remember it s good practice to dismantle any shaft after use as condensation can occur inside any tube Damp air can cause the metal alloy thread of the expanding bolt to oxidise as white rough markings so it won t function as smoothly as it should To avoid this just dismantle the Carbon or Alloy shaft into sections stow in the mesh bag and hang somewhere dry until needed Whether Carbon or Alloy Pacerpoles both have the same handles What has a real impact on performance is the way any Pacerpole is used and personalising its shaft height to integrate with your arm s stride action so check the How to Use page on this website WEIGHT v EFFORT In practical terms weight is not just a question of gms or ozs but more importantly how much effort is required to move it Why does carrying a pack by hand take more effort is more tiring than carrying it on your back even though it s exactly the same weight 1 Where the weight is has a significant impact on performance and when applied to poles where the weight is distributed along its length as it integrates with the arm its weighting will influence how much effort is needed to move it Compare the arm leg scenarios lightening up the weight of a boot at the far end of your leg as a pendulum will mean less effort to move the leg so it s less tiring lightening up the weight of your shorts will hardly be noticeable even though it s the same leg that s moving because it s near your hip pivot point as the leg swings through The shaft tip is the equivalent of your foot boot and the pole s top section is the equivalent of your thigh shorts Having the weighting of a pole near to its elbow pivot point means less effort to move it Effort expended or saved is not directly related to the dead weight in gms or ozs of the pole 2 The above scenarios refer to limbs poles when they re off the ground but the reason for using a pole is to have it for loading thrusting against for each step on the ground Controlling this thrust from a suspended strap fixed to a shaft wastes a lot of effort this is the equivalent of the leg s walking action on soft sand which is very tiring inefficient especially when compared to walking on solid ground thrusting against something firm which doesn t give way This firm ground is the equivalent of the 3D contoured Pacerpole handle so the hand arm can push directly against the contours controlling the arm s action without gripping and without wasting effort rather than by trying to control a 3D soft sand action indirectly through the suspending strap of a conventional pole 3 Even though

    Original URL path: http://www.pacerpole.com/pacerpole-user-guide/traversing-and-boulder-hopping/XX%2884%29 (2016-01-08)
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  • Adjusting the shaft height
    narrower than that of the Alloys and their bolt flanges need to expand at the top as well as the bottom as you twist the bolt down the thread so that a bigger surface area is gripping the shaft wall this means it will take an extra half twist before both the top and the bottom flanges are fully out so you may feel you are over tightening Similarly when twisting to unlock an extra half twist is needed before both the bottom and the top are flattened enough to slide the section when wanting to adjust the shaft height or dismantle after use To Lock Any Shaft Section Try using steady firm turns rather than quick abrupt ones when tightening any expanding bolt this allows time for the nylon plastic of the locking mechanism to engage fully against the inside of the shaft wall Until you are familier with judging the amount to turn then you may over tighten the sections so you can t undo them suggest using a section cut from a thin rubber glove or equivalent or one of the latex gloves which you can stow in your pocket then wrap it around the lower shaft section and grip and twist the upper section to undo Using Carbon Shafts in Strong Winds or Fast Flowing Water The 12mm diameter Carbon bottom shaft section is very light and more easily blown about in strong winds When in these conditions to increase its weighting adjust the shaft sections so the middle section covers more of the bottom section and then extend increase the top shaft section to personalise the pole height again Do the same if moving over rough scree or boulder fields to protect the bottom shaft section Afterwards remember to re adjust bottom shaft to the A mark and the middle shaft to your personalised pole height to raise the weighting of the pole for an easier pendular action see Weight v Effort on FAQ page Shaft Care Information Condensation can occur inside any tube and dampness can cause the metal thread of any expander to oxidise as white rough markings so they won t perform as they should To avoid this happening dismantle any Carbon or Alloy shaft into sections stow in the mesh bag and hang somewhere dry until needed Allowing dry air to circulate keeps the poles happy Do this after use or if using everyday then perhaps overnight when possible Use plain water to clean the poles as necessary and allow to dry inside and out DO NOT LUBRICATE inside any shaft section or their expanding bolt as the poles rely on friction locking The Threaded Pacerpole Baskets The baskets are threaded so you can exchange the smaller baskets for the wider snow baskets just by pulling and twisting firmly to remove and then pushing and twisting firmly to replace It s easier to do if you wrap a piece of rubber latex glove around the tapered shaft section for a better

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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    to be straightened a little so it is at least usable again to finish the trek 5 Remember it s good practice to dismantle any shaft after use as condensation can occur inside any tube Damp air can cause the metal alloy thread of the expanding bolt to oxidise as white rough markings so it won t function as smoothly as it should To avoid this just dismantle the Carbon or Alloy shaft into sections stow in the mesh bag and hang somewhere dry until needed Whether Carbon or Alloy Pacerpoles both have the same handles What has a real impact on performance is the way any Pacerpole is used and personalising its shaft height to integrate with your arm s stride action so check the How to Use page on this website WEIGHT v EFFORT In practical terms weight is not just a question of gms or ozs but more importantly how much effort is required to move it Why does carrying a pack by hand take more effort is more tiring than carrying it on your back even though it s exactly the same weight 1 Where the weight is has a significant impact on performance and when applied to poles where the weight is distributed along its length as it integrates with the arm its weighting will influence how much effort is needed to move it Compare the arm leg scenarios lightening up the weight of a boot at the far end of your leg as a pendulum will mean less effort to move the leg so it s less tiring lightening up the weight of your shorts will hardly be noticeable even though it s the same leg that s moving because it s near your hip pivot point as the leg swings through The shaft tip is the equivalent of your foot boot and the pole s top section is the equivalent of your thigh shorts Having the weighting of a pole near to its elbow pivot point means less effort to move it Effort expended or saved is not directly related to the dead weight in gms or ozs of the pole 2 The above scenarios refer to limbs poles when they re off the ground but the reason for using a pole is to have it for loading thrusting against for each step on the ground Controlling this thrust from a suspended strap fixed to a shaft wastes a lot of effort this is the equivalent of the leg s walking action on soft sand which is very tiring inefficient especially when compared to walking on solid ground thrusting against something firm which doesn t give way This firm ground is the equivalent of the 3D contoured Pacerpole handle so the hand arm can push directly against the contours controlling the arm s action without gripping and without wasting effort rather than by trying to control a 3D soft sand action indirectly through the suspending strap of a conventional pole 3 Even though

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  • Personalising shaft height
    final height after experimenting for about 15 minutes This is your personalised shaft height which relates to body proportions and general stride length Keep both poles at the same height After a few weeks of use repeat this exercise to confirm your optimum shaft height Lars Nielsen Denmark I have used a couple of days to try out different shaft lengths and personalizing the shaft lengths quite surprised on how big a difference 1 or 2 cm s is doing I tried using my standard trekking poles in the Pacerpole way and I found that the handles wasn t up to the job but also that there was a potential in using poles in that way The Pacerpole handle really makes it much more natural To learn how to adjust your shaft height click here WHY PERSONALISE YOUR SHAFT HEIGHT Pacerpoles are like an extra body part so once its grown i e you have personalised its height to the optimum length for integrating with the rest of the skeleton frame then there is no need to adjust it Except when needing to lengthen on a steep rocky descent as you can t always place the tip in the best spot for good alignment and so need a bit more range whilst still keeping the upper arm vertical to the trunk i e retaining the scapula at the back to keep the strong shoulder girdle form this form is similar to when you hold a tray weight close to you it takes less effort wastes less energy and offers better shaft control than when holding the tray with the arms stretched in front i e more tiring It is best to try and keep the upper arm no further forward than vertical to the trunk On an ascent the pole height need not be changed from the personalised one since the gradient difference between where the shaft tip is placed opposite the foot so arm shaft and leg foot are working at similar levels for optimum arm leverage for lifting the vertical trunk up the slope effectively and for better breathing There is therefore no need to shorten the shaft this shortening has been seen as the norm by conventional pole users as here the arms are stretched in front higher up the slope gradient so the hands are held high which is uncomfortable By reducing the shaft height it eases this problem only to increase the stoop and reinforce poor posture poor breathing and underperformance If on exceptionally steep almost scrambling terrain then the legs are levering the trunk upwards and the arms are being used more to hold the vertical trunk into the slope as in climbing when the angle of slope has increased so much that it s now coming to meet you as a vertical wall If poles are still being used then a shorter shaft allows the arms to hold the vertical trunk into the slope whilst the leg push it up from underneath though

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