HOW TO USE YOUR PUSH-PIN SYSTEM

The push-pin system makes your life easier! Roman, our hiking poles engineer, explains how.  

EQUIPMENT

Your hands!

PRESS DOWN

Congratulations, you've bought a pair of poles! Here's how to get the most out of your push button poles.

Press the push-pin down to unlock it, you can then slide the rods to adjust them to the correct height for you. 

 

Push-pin system rod alignment

To help you align the push-pin with the holes, you can use the lines on the rods.

Baton alignment ok push-pin

As in the picture above: align the lines with each other.

To find the position of the push-pin between 2 holes more easily, use the arrows that appear in the hole. The direction of the arrow indicates the position of the push-pin with respect to the hole:

find the push-pin upwards

Conversely, if the arrow is upwards, it means that the push-pin is higher than the hole and you have move the rod down for it to come out.

find the push-pin downwards

For a given hole if you see an arrow pointing downwards, it means that the push-pin is lower than the hole. You therefore need to move the rod up to push the push-pin into the hole.

WARNING

Danger adjustment limit

When adjusting the length, do not go beyond the stop line as pictured above. Beyond this limit the pole could snap while in use and you may be injured.

THE LITTLE EXTRA TIP

If your poles need to be stored in the closet for a prolonged period, (in winter for example), leave the blockers un-screwed. This way you maintain their locking power. And when they get back into use, still make sure they are well adjusted.

Romain, trekking pole engineer

ROMAIN

Product Engineer at Forclaz

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