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10/14/15 11:40 A

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If you can change the length of the poles easily, make them longer on the downhill. The aim is to have the same angle of your arms as on the straight away. If you were doing a lot of climbing, you would want them shorter than normal.

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KOMTRIA Posts: 1,063
10/12/15 9:07 A

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Thanks, I realize I actually have trekking poles. Need to save up for Nordic poles. Your advice will work for trekking poles too.

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10/12/15 8:43 A

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When walking downhill, I would take smaller steps, bend my knees and plant the poles not too far ahead of my stride. I don't use them to push off but rather as support, so they need to be planted firmly. Hope that helps! Glad to see you here on the team!

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10/11/15 7:21 P

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today I walked a path that had steep up and down hills. I held the poles up and behind me when walking down the steep hills. I couldn't figure out a safe way to use them on the down hills. I think I was worried I would pole vault off of them. Thougjts?

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