CBC – The Gill Deacon Show
May 11, 2006 | By Nadia
Barb Gormley Gears up with Urban Poling
Barb talks about the benefits of Urban Poling and offers some helpful tips for how to get started. Watch the full segment.
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education