Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course – Section 5
The ACTIVATOR Poling Technique: How to Do It & How to Teach ItNext Section Previous Section Agenda
Read the following manual chapters – ACTIVATOR Rehab Poles & The ACTIVATOR Walking Technique
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
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