Joined: Mar. 2002
||Posted: May 22 2002,12:09 pm
|Quote (Rob @ Mar. 20 2002,12:07 pm)|
|Just wondering. Is this one of those west coast trendy fads or are these things appearing else where?|
I am not sure if it a west coast thing or what. I grew up in Seattle area, and have always seen people using ski poles as walking sticks. I don't think they were fancy schmancy $125 ones, but more like $5.00 garage sale ones.
Personally, I don't use a walking stick. I have never quite figured out how I would use it.
Maybe someone can tell me what a walking stick accomplishes? This is a real question. Is it a balance thing? A support thing? Not sure why people use em. On flat terrain, it doesn't seem much use other than something to carry, and on steep terrain, I want my hands free, and not to be carrying a big stick. Am I missing something?
Not to get me wrong, they look really cool.
In the GPS model of the universe, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line...through creeks, thorn bushes, horse piles, whatever....