How to operate the anti-shock system of my trekking pole?

You’ve chosen the anti-shock option for your new pole but can’t work out how to activate the system. Follow the guide! 

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Pole spring anti-shock system

WHAT IS THE ANTI-SHOCK SYSTEM?

The anti-shock system is an additional spring in the pole’s expander. It can be "activated" or "de-activated" according to whether you want a pole that dampens impacts with the ground or a stiffer, classic pole.

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Anti-shock de-activation
Activating the system

To activate the system, don’t loosen the sections immediately. Otherwise, you’ll loosen the expander without unlocking the anti-shock system. You need to first continue to tighten by 1/2 turn, then loosen in the opposite direction. You will hear another "click", indicating that the anti-shock is unlocked. By leaning on your pole, you should feel the spring operating.

 

anti-shock system activation
De-activating the system 

To lock the spring in the inactive position, you need to tighten the expander until you hear a "click". This noise indicates that the system is locked.

Romain, trekking pole engineer

ROMAIN

Product Engineer at Forclaz

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