Poles, which are essential for Nordic walking, help to accentuate the natural movement of the arms and move the body forward.
They’re good for extra stability too. Follow our guide to help you choose yours.
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Nordic walking is practiced with special Nordic walking poles on flat or slightly sloped terrains. Their different features will essentially depend on the frequency and hence the intensity of use. In general, Nordic walking poles are made of a single tube, however, in some special cases, you may need telescopic poles.
1. WALKING FREQUENCY
The composition of the tube , the grip material , the type of gauntlets as well as the shape and composition of the tip will depend on how often you practice the sport:
FOR OCCASIONAL USE
Tube composed of aluminium
Round steel tip
FOR REGULAR USE
Tube composed of 50% carbon fibre
Round tungsten tip
FOR INTENSIVE USE
Tube composed of 80% carbon fibre
Bevelled tungsten tip
2. SINGLE-PIECE POLES VS TELESCOPIC POLES
Single-piece poles have the advantage of being lightweight and not retracting during use.
They are available in five different lengths : 105, 110, 115, 120 and 125cm. To choose the right length for you, multiply your height in centimetres by 0.68. For example, if you are 1.67m tall, choose 110m poles because 167 x 0.68 = 113.56.
Telescopic poles with two sections may exceptionally be used for travelling more easily (These poles can also be used in clubs for easily initiating people of different heights to Nordic walking.
Nordic Walking Specialist
At Newfeel, we are passionately devoted to the design of our poles.From the creation phase to the field tests, designers, engineers and product managers work daily to ensure that you enjoy your Nordic walking sessions as much as possible.