We also have a Facebook page where you can view 'how to' videos as well as asking us questions and sharing your experiences with the global Pacerpole community.
WALKING / TREKKING / HIKING / FITNESS
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1. Pacerpoles are unique walking poles. Used worldwide by all ages and fitness levels over varied terrain - from trekking expeditions at altitude, to walking in the park for general health - and to get fit.
2. Pacerpoles are designed from first principles to apply Biomechanics to whole-body movement - improving posture for better breathing, and maximising walking performance and endurance levels.
3. Pacerpoles unique contoured handle is designed anatomically to integrate with the hand - for controlling the arm's stride-leverage and transferring power directly and effectively. The design supersedes the use of suspended straps.
4. Pacerpoles are more than "poles" - they are part of an "education" process; this website is to help you learn how you can improve your posture and get the best out of yourself.
The two film clips below show Pacerpoles being used for 1. General Walking and Slopes, 2.Fitness Walking. For more detail see the 'How To Use' section.
When hiking on level ground or on slopes - always aim to keep the span between shoulder tip to shoulder tip as wide as possible, i.e. not rounded forward or arched back.
CAMERON McNEISH: “A truly innovative design which will I am convinced change the fundamental thinking on how we use poles to aid us when walking or trekking.” CHRIS BONINGTON: “Pacerpoles are excellent and I will certainly be using them as my poles in the future.” GRAHAM HOPKINS: “I through-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with a pair of Pacerpoles from Canada to Mexico, a distance of about 2658 miles. I loved the poles. They gave great power on the up-hill climbs, and good control on the descent, the largest of which was 7,000ft. I truly have to commend you for a great creation.”
Steve Perry, TGO 2006 I often wondered on the winter challenge how on earth I managed the Summer Munro round without Pacerpoles.... It's the speed you can move and the distance you can cover with them... (Read more)
TGO Magazine, March 2009 Pacerpoles have been my favourite trekking poles for several years now due to the angled handles which are shaped for the left and right hands. (Read more)
Trail Magazine February 2007 Compare this to any other pole and it is noticeable how much more energy-efficient the Pacerpole design is. (Read more)
TGO Magazine, April 2006 I've used Pacerpoles more than any other in recent years. They're the most effective, they increase efficiency by enabling your arms to help propel you along... (Read more)
Nigel Wragg;UK We’ve now done a couple more walks including some good up and down sections. Uphill we definitely have more power and the action is easy to maintain.(Read more)
Stuart Skinner; UK I have just returned from the US having successfully hiked the Appalachian Trail. I have nothing but great things to say about my pacerpoles....(Read more)
Mark Inglis;NZ, Everest 2006 I could get significantly more power out of them ... (and on) very tough days, they certainly meant that even when very tired and fatigued you could use them with accuracy and confidence. (Read more)
Fergal MacErlean, Outdoor journalist I've found the pole handle design is a huge improvement on anything else on the market. I've fairly big hands and found no problem with the shape. (read more)