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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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  • Pacerpole History
    the modified ski poles they offered to walkers as it required education to teach people how best to access their upper body power without wasting it and to use an innovative pole with a unique contoured handle Pacerpole was this innovation designed to control the arms stride leverage as they walked above the legs The combination of product design and education was rejected by the industry though as not being commercially viable By the end of 2001 we as a family were eventually able to make Pacerpoles available on this website so others could experience the benefits of the design over conventional poles The Pacerpole word has been spread by the many people throughout the world who have benefitted from using Pacerpoles either converting from conventional poles or those non pole people who decided to try and then realised what a difference they made to their posture and performance There is an extract from an interview with Heather Rhodes from TGO magazine June 2002 p80 82 by John Manning click here News Reviews review steveperry review tgo2009 review trail2007 review tgo2006 Steve Perry TGO 2006 I often wondered on the winter challenge how on earth I managed the Summer Munro round without Pacerpoles It s the speed you can move and the distance you can cover with them Read more TGO Magazine March 2009 Pacerpoles have been my favourite trekking poles for several years now due to the angled handles which are shaped for the left and right hands Read more Trail Magazine February 2007 Compare this to any other pole and it is noticeable how much more energy efficient the Pacerpole design is Read more TGO Magazine April 2006 I ve used Pacerpoles more than any other in recent years They re the most effective they increase efficiency by

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  • Shaping the future
    walking where a slightly longer stride and quicker rate needs to be maintained to gain the many health benefits of sustained regular brisk walking Whether walking across low level terrain or mountain ranges or at speed on a track for a fitness programme Pacerpoles have been designed to allow your body to perform at its best this can be for a few miles a few hundred or a few thousand Conventional poles and sticks are not hand specific but offer the same shaped handle for both left and right hands to use so your joints are awkwardly aligned adapting to grip the same profile Trying to compensate for this poor alignment can produce red marks friction on the palm and wrist as your hand imperceptibly twists and rubs against the pole on the ground This friction is proof of wasted power and effort When the web sling is used instead then the hand is suspended behind the pole relying on indirect control of the shaft by having to press down on the strap tensile and tortional loading to pull down on the top of the pole for the final thrust is far from efficient wasting power with every stride Any one of these actions as well as causing possible discomfort reduces your upper body s potential to have a real impact on performance It s not until you try a different system that you realise what you have been missing and is why many experienced outdoor folk are converting to Pacerpoles Any walking or trekking pole only improves walking performance when its tip is on the ground here your arm s power and leverage is directed through the pole to provide that extra stability support and thrust which you ve lost when your arms swing free How efficiently this extra power can be transmitted hour after hour over varying terrain depends on how effective the link is between your hand and the pole itself This is where Pacerpoles excel The handle s unique contours align the many joints of your handand arm as they pivot like a metronome over their shaft tip on the ground All the effort you exert isn t wasted by poor control throughout the stride instead access to upper body power and leverage can be maximised and without joint abuse Pacerpoles have been used to trek for constant 15 hour days to the Magnetic North Pole in sub zero temperatures to climb mountains such as Kilimanjaro hike thousands of miles worldwide including the Pacific Crest Trail the Arizona Trail and the Kokoda Track and a thousand mile epic in the Alps and French Gorges as well as being used on a regular basis to keep people fit and improve their quality of life Disclaimer Pacerpoles unique handed handles should not be confused with the recent series of conventional designs of walking poles offered by Leki such as the Leki Pacer Vario pole News Reviews review steveperry review tgo2009 review trail2007 review tgo2006 Steve Perry TGO 2006

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  • Industry Reviews and Publications
    handle makes a real difference are Pacerpoles WEIGHT Click here for weight v effort feature I ve given the Best Buy rating to the heaviest poles for good reasons they perform best and in use I can t tell the difference in weights I ve been out with a light pole in one hand and a heavy one in the other and not felt any difference Weight doesn t matter as long as the poles are used only if they re going to spend time on your pack does weight become important Pacerpoles are by far the most efficient and worth the high price if you use poles regularly and want to get the most out of them Trail Magazine August 2003 The unique handle is designed to be a more efficient method of transferring energy to the trekking pole and it is shaped to be left or right handed The wrist loops have been removed and replaced with a cord loop that is for security against losing the pole on uneven ground I found the Pacerpoles felt more natural and less tiring in both ascent and descent over rough ground and tracks I also felt that they allowed greater precision when placing the points Eric Langmuir author Mountain Craft and Leadership we had a great time on the Everest Trail using our Pacerpoles every inch of the way They really do almost become extensions of your body when you use them continuously for a long period The Great Outdoors Magazine July 2006 Backpacking Continuous Winter Munros Gear Steve Perry I often wondered on the winter challenge how on earth I managed the Summer Munro round without Pacerpoles It isn t the statistics of weight taken off your knees per mile that impresses me about them It s the speed you can move and the distance you can cover with them Adorned with snow baskets the poles worked just as well in the winter and were great for some four season boot skiing without skis They also worked well climbing on gentle slopes with the crampons The Great Outdoors Magazine March 2005 PACIFIC CREST TACKLE Tackling 2700 miles through a landscape that can throw anything at you requires special gear John Manning outlines a few of his favourites from his 2004 Pacific Crest Trail thru hike I ve been sold on knee saving Pacerpoles for some years now and wouldn t have hiked without them The angled carefully moulded handles help your arms to propel you forward without them I could never have covered some of the bigger daily mileages that I did I wore out two sets of pole tips and baskets during the hike Graham Thompson Technical Editor TRAIL magazine I can place Pacerpoles more easily at the right spot on tough ground particularly when going downhill With normal poles this is difficult due to handle shape I notice particularly when descending that the pole body relationship is les wobbly than when using a normal pole there is

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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    Alloy shaft will continue to bend and probably will be able 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

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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    Alloy shaft will continue to bend and probably will be able 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

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  • Alloy or Carbon Pacerpoles
    Alloy shaft will continue to bend and probably will be able 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

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