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    Forclaz 500 Antishock adult hiking pole (one piece)

    Designed for Intensive TREKKING.

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    SKU: S6674 (1654321)
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    € 21.30
    Characteristics Designed for Intensive TREKKING.
    Product Benefits
    1. Compact design
      Compact design
      3 sections. Collapsed length: 70cm, max. extended length: 140cm. Weight: 260 g.
    2. Ergonomic grip
      Comfort-lined wrist strap. Detachable shock absorber system to reduce impact.
    3. Durability
      Durable tips (tungsten carbide).
    4. Compatibility
      Compatibility
      Comes with a summer hiking (small diameter) basket.
    Details
    • Comfort
      Comfort +
    • Number of parts
      3
    • Season
      Summer and Winter
    Product feature
    1. Precautions for use
      Always check that your poles are properly tightened before departing.
    2. Technical tests for poles
      Bending and compression tests are done on extended poles to make sure they remain effective and can withstand stresses when the user has to lean on them heavily. Tests are also carried out to assess how the tightening systems cope with pulling, tightening and repeated stress, and pull tests on the tips and handles simulate poles getting stuck when in use.
    3. Directions for use
      When walking downhill, pushing hard on mountainous terrain or adventure racing, for example, people sometimes extend their poles. When hiking uphill, use the strap for support; When walking downhill, it's best to remove the strap so the pole won't get in your way if you fall.
    4. How to adjust poles?
      Hold the poles with your arms bent at a right angle. To adjust them: unscrew the middle section beneath the ring of the lower section, adjust to desired height (in cm), and screw back on firmly but not too tight Repeat with the lower section. NEVER GO OVER THE "STOP LINE", or the pole may break during use.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Shaft : 100.0% Aluminium 6075 Handle : 50.0% Polypropylene (PP), 50.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
    2. Storage advice
      Store the poles in a dry place, do not tighten the sections.
    3. Cleaning advice
      If the pole gets wet, wipe it with a dry cloth or let it air dry; otherwise, it will rust and become difficult to open or close. Do not use lubricants.
    4. Product catchline
      Pole with cushioning to reduce the impact on joints. The shock absorption can be deactivated whenever you like.
    5. Lab tested
      All our poles undergo use tests carried out by users who represent the target market in similar conditions to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up our product managers with people not affiliated with QUECHUA to test, improve and val
    Product reviews
    3.4 / 5
    9 reviews
    9 users recommend this product
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    • No bang for your buck

      26/11/2016
      Krishna (India)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Personally I have been a loyal customer of Quechua products because of its highly innovative design taking every sphere into account. Quechua conception of a product reflects that. With this belief, I have bought Anti-Shock Pole from Decathlon-Uppal store last month expecting it would serve it's purpose. But it gave me the shock when I was collapsed in the middle of a trek because of bend in the below segment of the pole.
      Worst part is that it doesn't have any service center as such to get it fixed (maybe, a small screw will do) so there is no point in spending 2000Rs on this.
      Telescopic style and very compact to carry around
      Capability to withstand weights more than 75KGS
      Response of the brand

      Hello Krishna,I am really sorry about the unpleasant experience you have had with this hiking pole. All our products are tested by users in the field as well as in the labs to ensure we meet the users need. It is evident that this issue has happened due to manufacturing defect.Kindly visit our store to have it replaced with a different product. We will help you regain the trust in our products.Thanks & Regards,Varun Nair E-Sport Manager DECATHLON
    • Some problems

      26/10/2016
      Rhys (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      I took these poles on an extended hike and wasn't very impressed, although I can't give them too low a score since they were cheap.
      1. Both baskets fell off and got lost within a couple of days.
      2. They get shorter by themselves, so you have to keep adjusting the length. It's only friction holding the sections in place, with no locking mechanism for length. This problem lessened after a couple of weeks.
      3. It's near impossible to grip the poles enough to twist them to adjust length if your hands are wet, e.g. from sweat or rain. You're trying to grip shiny paint. If you need to release something that works by friction, there needs to be a surface for gripping.
      4. The anti-shock mechanism squeaks every time you place your pole. Apart from that, it works well.
      Cheap, have anti-shock
      See above
      Response of the brand
      Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 Anishock poles, I have spoken to the Product Manger for the poles to pass on your comments. If you still have the poles, please drop into your local store where a member of the team will be able to find the right solution for you.

      Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
    • Is there a Different handle grip available?

      26/10/2016
      Simon (China)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      I am recovering post surgery and need the hiking poles for support. Antishock is most useful but I prefer to have a handle grip that is horizontal-as in other hiking poles in the range but those are without the antishock feature. Is there an anti shock model with horizontal hand-grip for 5 star review
    • Excellent product lived up to its expectations.

      30/05/2016
      Neil (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      The walking pole greatly assisted my climb up the mountain and when the going got tough it provided extra stability in the icy conditions.
      Easy to use and fulfilled its purpose.m
      Nothing
    • Good pole but the basket fell after the first hike

      19/09/2015
      Marion (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      Good pole, good hand grip, very comfortable. However the basket fell after the first hike (I had two poles, it fell on the two poles). The screwing system is not efficient enough to hold the basket for a long hike.
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