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Nordic walking poles £9.99 per pair @ Lidl
Nordic walking poles £9.99 per pair @ Lidl

Nordic walking poles £9.99 per pair @ Lidl

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One piece lightweight carbon fibreglass poles.
Seems like a very good price to me.

As usual with Lidl specials availability is regional, so select your local store and check first.

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think these are only in a few stores nothing in the np region

Is it just my opinion or do people look really stupid with these things. I think that convincing people that they need these for walking was a major achievement for marketing men in reducing the size of the European ski stick mountain.

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Is it just my opinion or do people look really stupid with these things. … Is it just my opinion or do people look really stupid with these things. I think that convincing people that they need these for walking was a major achievement for marketing men in reducing the size of the European ski stick mountain.



i used to think this untill i got stuck out in the middle of nowhere with a badly twisted ankle and was forced to borrow my friends pair to struggle back to where we had left the car. The amount of energy you save using these things is amazing...

i always thought it was a gimmick and i don't use them personally, but i have begun carrying them with me when i go anywhere where i might wind up with a situation like the one i found myself in, mine collapse down to about 6 inches which fits neatly into my backpack.

good price even if these don't appear to be collapsable (which might actually be an advantage i wouldn't really know)

Is it just my opinion or do people look really stupid with these things. … Is it just my opinion or do people look really stupid with these things. I think that convincing people that they need these for walking was a major achievement for marketing men in reducing the size of the European ski stick mountain.


For walking up or descending serious hills (not necessarily mountains) these are extraordinarily useful. Get a rhythm going and you can shock yourself even when overweight and unfit; I did with a rapid15-minute non-stop climb in the Pyrenees with sticks bought from Tesco. I prefer the collapsing type but at least these won't do so under strain. Be careful on rocks, however, because no poles are indestructible.

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It seems that some people are confusing these poles with the walking poles used by ramblers. In my view poles designed for nordic walking are not really suitable for rambling or hill walking because of the hand grips which are quite slender. Normal walking poles have thicker, ribbed grips to aid gripping, whereas nordic walking poles are attached to the hand with cuffs. The cuffs are not practical for ordinary country walking where it would be necessary to release them when climbing stiles etc. They can be removed but then you are relying on your hand for grip and the grips on nordic poles are not good for that.
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