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 Post subject: Newb doesn't know how to size touring poles....
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:04 pm 
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I know having the right size pole is very important to touring....can anyone give me some insight into how long of poles I should get? I'm about 6'-1" tall, for reference.


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 Post subject: Re: Newb doesn't know how to size touring poles....
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:48 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Newb doesn't know how to size touring poles....
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:59 am 
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Get the Black Diamond Expedition Pole in the large size [62-140 cm] :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Newb doesn't know how to size touring poles....
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:59 pm 
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I actually run my poles on the long side (130-135cm) and then choke up on the uphill pole. I've also wrapped most of the top tube on my 3 piece poles in bicycle handle bar tape for comfort and grip.

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