How your Leki poles are made, tonight at 9 p.m.

Ever wondered how your ski or trekking poles were made?

Tonight (Friday, June 10) watch "How it's Made" on the Science Channel at 9 p.m. EST in the U.S. for a profile on Leki, maker of ski, trekking, and nordic walking poles. If you're in Canada, tune in to the Discovery Channel on Friday, July 17, at 8 p.m. EST.

The producers of "How it's Made," a documentary program showing how common, everyday items are manufactured, traveled to Leki’s manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic to film the segment. According to "How it's Made," the same episode also will cover how underwater robots, lasagne, and band saws are made.

"How it's Made"

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June 10, 2011 at 6:50 p.m. (EDT)

This is great. I just recently bought a pair of Leki poles. I will definitely be tuning in to watch. I am leaving in the morning for a weeklong trip on the trail. Plus I got this back pouch thingamabobber to try out. Thanks for the heads up Alicia, as always good stuff.

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June 10, 2011 at 7:12 p.m. (EDT)

I will be tuning in. Thanks for the heads up Trailspace.. aka Alicia.

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
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June 10, 2011 at 9:21 p.m. (EDT)

You're welcome. I hope it's good. I don't think I get the Science Channel though.

I would have posted it earlier, but only saw the info today.

denis daly
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June 10, 2011 at 10:41 p.m. (EDT)

Funny Alicia Rick and I were talking about lekki poles on a thread this week. The program was good. Showed 100% what it takes to make ski poles and trekking poles. Great process..

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June 10, 2011 at 11:49 p.m. (EDT)

I had to DVR it. For some odd reason I couldn't seem to get out of my local REI in time. Guess I will get to watch it next Sunday when I get back. :)

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