Leki Super Makalu Ergometric Long AS
Excellent, lightweight trekking poles (pair). Used…
Price Paid: $69
Excellent, lightweight trekking poles (pair). Used them in the White Mountains of NH on a 5+ mile hike for the first time and they performed well. I had one slip because the lower section of one pole wasn't tightened enough after setting my preferred length, but that was an easy fix.
Collapsed down they measure approximately 16" - 18" and strap easily to the outside of your pack. To make this brand light in weight, Ti is used and I had to give it a 4.5 because they also don't have the shock absorber in the pole, again for weight reasons.
The grip is comfortable and the strap should be used...as instructed, meaning run your hand up through the strap from the bottom, capturing one half of the strap's web against the poles hand grip...in case of slippage the strap will support you.
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Designed for optimum strength and reliability, the Super Makalu Ergometric Long AS from Leki features ergometric grips that afford no-slide positioning on rocks and anywhere position is key, and a natural hand placement for power and reduced fatigue.
- Mountain Gear
Leki Super Makalu Ergometric Long (SAS) Soft Antishock System - FALL 2007 CLEARANCE ITEM (TN2039-07). These beefy heat treated all Aluminum 7075 poles provide a comfortable long textured foam extension below the Ergometric Grips and comfy Straps. Need to make a quick ascent and don’t want to adjust your poles? Just choke up on the foam extension for the extra push you need. The 360° turn back security of the Super Lock System (SLS) was proven to be the strongest by TUV, an independent testing lab. Don’t forget the Soft Antishock System (SAS) for those long descents! Carbide Flextips are added security on rock and ice. Real Customer Quote: “About halfway down the Kaibab Trail, my husband’s knee totally gave out. He didn’t think he could make it to the river so I begrudgingly relinquished my poles. He was able to make it to Bright Angel Camp thanks to my Makalu’s!” Features Shaft: Three Section Aluminum Grip: ErgoMetric Textured Long Thermo Strap: Auto Comfort Basket(s): Performance Sizes: Adjusts from 71 - 140 cm Warranty: Lifetime Warranty Against Shaft Breakage Special Features:AirErgo Long Grip / Carbide Flex Tip / Interchangeable basket system / SLS Locking System / SAS Antishock System
Set your sights for distant peaks and deep canyons when you head out with the adjustable Leki Super Makalu Ergometric AS Trekking Pole. Leave sore knees and sore quads to the geriatric ward when you hike with these supportive, shock-absorbing trekking poles. Leki's SLS Locking System ensures consistent lengths for your pole no matter how much downhill you encounter. The SAS Antishock System takes the stings out of your joints by cushioning your descent when you engage the spring and elastomer anti-shock function. When you head back up the mountain, switch the SAS Antishock System off for strong, stable support as you climb. The lightweight Leki Super Makalu Ergometric AS Trekking Pole takes the ache out of your trekking and adds a healthy dose of support and strength.
- Backcountry Outlet
Expedition tough, but appropriate for all trekking uses, the Leki Super Makalu Ergometric Long SAS trekking poles are now lighter with a new 10 degree positive angle grip. The Ergometric Long Grip is internally angled to reduce weight with less handle material while allowing for up to seven centimeters of additional adjustment. Placing the wrist in a neutral shock absorbing position helps reduce stress on your hands while climbing and backpacking. The long foam comfort grip handle provides multiple grip positions, and includes adjustable Auto Comfort Straps that quickly release your hands when you need them. Leki uses lightweight heat-treated 7075 aluminum pole shafts with durable Ultra Sonic finish and break resistant Carbide Flextips that bend to an amazing 30 degrees. This durability helps you manage the punishment of a rapid scree slope descent or a tricky talus field traverse. The Makalu also features a Super Lock System (SLS), which secures the pole sections with 40% less turning revolutions and torque to lock. The Leki Super Makalu Ergometric Long SAS trekking poles include the Soft Antishock System (SAS), a combination steel spring and elastomer shock absorbing assembly housed inside the shafts, that helps to reduce stress on ligaments, joints, and muscles. This SAS system also has an easy-to-use, press-and-twist mechanism that simplifies the stability with a visible indicator. The Leki Super Makalu Ergometric SAS hiking poles come with interchangeable trekking baskets that easily screw on and off for installation of snow baskets when conditions dictate. The Leki Super Makalu Ergometric Long SAS pole is a winner of the Backpacker Editors Choice 2004. Leki is also the first pole manufacturer to be tested and approved by TUV, the prestigious Technical Inspection Service of Europe.
- Altrec Outdoors
The Super Makalu Ergometric Long Anti-Shock Trekking Poles by LEKI are great for hitting the trails. The leaders of trekking and walking pole technology know how to make your travels a little easier. Using a set of Leki's poles gives you better traction and disperses the weight of a heavy backpack to make long trails more enjoyable. Designed with LEKI's AirErgo Long Grip that is a 10 degree positive angle allowing the wrist and hand to lay naturally while you are placing your poles. LEKI makes all their poles with a Carbide Flex Tip at the base with an interchangeable basket system to help with support and stability. Constructed with the Soft Antishock System and Super Locking System allowing the pole to flex and give during a placement, but staying stable to give you support while you use the poles.