Urban Poling Instructor Certificate Course – Chapter 2

Get to Know Your Poles

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Metric conversion:
-Shorten your poles 2 inches/5 cm shorter than your height
-Weight bearing per pole = 90 lbs/40 kg
-Poles collapse to 31 inches/78 cm (Series 300/4Life) & 25 inches/63 cm for Adventures Poles

Note: In Canada:  2% goes to Cancer Wellness Centres
Update:  Urban and ACTIVATOR Poles are now patented.


Read the following manual chapter – Urban Poles & Accessories.

Winter Poling

When walking on snow covered surfaces, remove the rubber tips to expose the carbide tip which will provide better traction.  Add snow baskets to prevent the poles from sinking deep into the snow.
– Mandy Shintani, OT


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