Monday, May 20, 2019

Why optimal pole length improves performance on the trail

I recently saw a video on YouTube about how to set pole length.  It was beautifully presented.  But it was filled with information, presented as fact that is so contrary to everything we teach that I need to clarify what we teach and why.  There is NO CORRECT POLE LENGTH.  There’s only optimal length. Our […]

How and Why To Set Baseline Pole Length

About 15 years ago, we defined and created the term Baseline Length.  Baseline length is: determined by your height, your goals and the terrain your pole length for most of your flat and uphill hiking (you’ll extend the length for downhill and changing terrain) set at a length designed to minimize strain in the hand, […]