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2/22/11 8:23 P

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Yes I am adding my 2 cents worth even if this is an old thread and posts. I have tried them and been considering purchasing a pair recently. A retired PT friend highly recommends them for reducing the impact on my somewhat degenerative knee. I am still uncertain about them.

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SKYLARK4477 Posts: 20
8/25/10 10:13 P

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Hi, Farmomsue. This is an old post but just saw it. I have a set of Nordic walking poles and really like them. I hike a lot in Wa. state and many people use them there. I get an upper-body work out and I seem to walk faster with the poles. I've been having a knee problem and they help with that, too.

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5/24/09 11:43 A

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Hi,
I've crossed paths with many backpackers who use poles, mostly for stability in rough terrain. I read on a website that using them also helps loosen upper back & shoulder muscles, as if you were cross-country skiing. Sounds like a good use for ski poles that sit around most of the year. When hiking, who wants to pack one (two) more things in? So, why not just pick up a couple of sticks at the beginning of a loop trail, and leave them there for someone else to use later--fewer resources used, less costly, less clutter in your home, and lighter on the land.

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5/20/09 12:58 P

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I have heard of them, but have never used them or seen them in use. I did a google search after you started this post, Susan, to see what they were all about. They look interesting, but not like something I would use. I do carry (wear) hand weights when I go out for a walk, and sometimes add a little more weight by carrying a water bottle in each hand as well. The bottles get lighter as I walk since I drink from them, but they start out heavy.

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5/19/09 8:16 P

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Only time I've seen them is when I used to walk at the mall there was a guy who walked too using those. Other than that I dont know anything about them.

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KELLBELL61 Posts: 279
5/17/09 6:51 P

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I've never used them but I think I've seen people using them while roller blading.

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5/17/09 11:07 A

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Sorry, I have not heard of them. SO I am no help on this one. Good luck getting some information from someone else. Kris

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FARMOMSUE's Photo FARMOMSUE Posts: 9
5/17/09 10:49 A

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Does anybody have any experience with the walking poles? I just got a pair, and am interested in anybody's comments about them.
Thank you,
Susan

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