Leki Summit Antishock
Source: received it as a personal gift
A must have for any strenuous hikes. If you want to master the switchbacks with a heavy back, use these trekking poles.
- Stays locked.
Using these is like having an extra pair of legs. You can pull yourself up on the ascent, and eliminate shock on the descent. Good value. If you buy anything more expensive, you're paying too much.
Price Paid: $99.95
I thought the whole trekking pole thing was just a bunch of hoop-la, until I tried these out on a 2000 foot decent in the Smokey Mountains. The shock absorber feature made them very comfortable and minimized shock on my elbows. The strain these poles took off of my knees was phenomenal.
The poles are very lightweight but at the same time are very durable. They took several inadvertent kicks and snags in tree roots and no damage. These are the first poles I have used, but they are great.
I would have given them five stars, however, the cork handles get a bit slippery in sweaty hands. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has knee problems or would like to prevent future knee problems!
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A favorite among thru-hikers, the Leki Summit COR-TEC Trekking pole provides a little extra comfort with it's built in antishock system. Includes 2 Poles.
No matter if it's your first time reaching the peak or the tenth, you'll want protection from gravity's offense with Leki's Summit Antishock trekking poles. While you keep your hands at a comfortable angle with the Aergon COR-TEC Grips, your body is cushioned from impacts as you move over varying terrain with the Soft Anti-Shock Lite system that's integrated into the lower shaft, absorbing all the energy down low.
- Mountain Gear
AERGON Cor-Tec GripSuper Lock SystemSoft Antishock System LitePerformance BasketCarbide TipUltra Sonic FinishWeight: 19.0 ozLength: 69-140 cm
- River Sports Outfitters
Before heading out on your next above-the-treeline adventure, be sure to grab your Leki Summit Antishock Trekking Poles. Complete with Cor-Tec Cork grips that go easy on your hands, the Summit Antishock poles boast carbide flextips to absorb shock and increase longevity. Rest assured that Leki's proprietary Super Lock System keeps these hardy aluminum poles from giving out when you need support on the final summit push.