Post subject: Re: Newb doesn't know how to size touring poles....
Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:48 pm
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:41 am Posts: 175 Location: Altadena CA
For most usage, keep your poles at a length that forms a 90 degree angle between your upper arm and forearm. If the angle is more than 90 degrees your poles are too long, if the angle is less than 90 degrees your poles are too short. When your poles are too short or too long your arms will get tired faster and your legs won't reap the full benefits of using approach poles.