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Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Andy Smith's Passions

Hiking & Camping

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Andy Smith

Andy Smithwrote a review of on November 1, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I took one non-serious spill and used a pole to brace myself (that's part of what they're for, right?) and I bent the pole! I'm 6'ish and weigh about 200lbs. They weren't overextended, the pole wasn't trapped between two objects or anything that would make you think there was a possibility of this happening.

That being said, they carried me another 12 miles in the ADK high peaks without much issue, until probably about .1 mile from the trail end I leaned a bit too much on the bent pole and it snapped.

I REALLY got a great deal on these things, and they seemed to worked great, until the cataclysmic failure I experienced. I have a feeling mine was a unique situation, and I'd probably still recommend these to a beginner, especially for the price.