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HOW TO USE THE INTERNAL EXTENDER OF MY TREKKING POLE

There is an internal extender when the adjustment system is inside your trekking pole. Romain, our pole engineer, shows you how to use it effectively.

Internal extension pole

LET'S GO

You acquired a pair of poles? WELL DONE! Now adjust them to the correct size so that you can use them during your treks. Poles with internal extenders are very classic: that's when you do not see the adjustment system! It's like not seeing what you are doing, so you need a helping hand. 

Be careful, you have to turn the section, not the black ring of the pole.

HELP! IT JUST TURNS, NOTHING HAPPENS 

If you find that your blocker is turning in a vacuum as you screw it, do not panic. This is because your extender is too loose. This can happen in a few situations. I'll tell you what to do!

On our trekking and hiking poles, we use 2 types of extenders, depending on where they are manufactured. 

In both cases, the first thing to do is to completely unscrew the pole to make the extender visible. 

WARNING

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.

Danger adjustment limit

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.

EFFECTIVELY USING THE INTERNAL EXTENDER OF MY TREKKING POLE

ROMAIN

Product Engineer at Forclaz

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