Forclaz 500 Antishock adult hiking pole (one piece)

8270629

QUECHUA

₹ 1,999

Forclaz 500 Antishock adult hiking pole (one piece)
Made for

Intensive TREKKING.
Pole with cushioning to reduce the impact on joints. The shock absorption can be deactivated whenever you like.

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Advantage
Compact design3 sections. Collapsed length: 70cm, max. extended length: 140cm. Weight: 260 g.
Ergonomic gripComfort-lined wrist strap. Detachable shock absorber system to reduce impact.
DurabilityDurable tips (tungsten carbide).
CompatibilityComes with a summer hiking (small diameter) basket.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Precautions for use
Always check that your poles are properly tightened before departing.
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Technical tests for poles
Bending and compression tests are done on extended poles to make sure they remain effective and can withstand stresses when the user has to lean on them heavily. Tests are also carried out to assess how the tightening systems cope with pulling, tightening and repeated stress, and pull tests on the tips and handles simulate poles getting stuck when in use.
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Directions for use
When walking downhill, pushing hard on mountainous terrain or adventure racing, for example, people sometimes extend their poles. When hiking uphill, use the strap for support, When walking downhill, it's best to remove the strap so the pole won't get in your way if you fall.
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How to adjust poles?
Hold the poles with your arms bent at a right angle. To adjust them: unscrew the middle section beneath the ring of the lower section, adjust to desired height (in cm), and screw back on firmly but not too tight Repeat with the lower section. NEVER GO OVER THE "STOP LINE", or the pole may break during use.
characteristic
ComfortComfort +

Number of parts3

SeasonSummer and Winter
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Shaft : 100.0% Aluminium 6075 Handle : 50.0% Polypropylene (PP), 50.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)

Product test
All our poles undergo use tests carried out by users who represent the target market in similar conditions to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up our product managers with people not affiliated with QUECHUA to test, improve and validate our products.

Stockage tips
Store the poles in a dry place, do not tighten the sections.

Maintenance tips
If the pole gets wet, wipe it with a dry cloth or let it air dry, otherwise, it will rust and become difficult to open or close. Do not use lubricants.

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No bang for your buck
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Personally I have been a loyal customer of Quechua products because of its highly innovative design taking every sphere into account. Quechua conception of a product reflects that. With this belief, I have bought Anti-Shock Pole from Decathlon-Uppal store last month expecting it would serve it's purpose. But it gave me the shock when I was collapsed in the middle of a trek because of bend in the below segment of the pole.
Worst part is that it doesn't have any service center as such to get it fixed (maybe, a small screw will do) so there is no point in spending 2000Rs on this.
Telescopic style and very compact to carry around
Capability to withstand weights more than 75KGS
Response of the brand

Hello Krishna,I am really sorry about the unpleasant experience you have had with this hiking pole. All our products are tested by users in the field as well as in the labs to ensure we meet the users need. It is evident that this issue has happened due to manufacturing defect.Kindly visit our store to have it replaced with a different product. We will help you regain the trust in our products.Thanks & Regards,Varun Nair E-Sport Manager DECATHLON
No antishock feature, misguided by Decathlon
Used for 1 week or less
This hiking pole has no antishock feature, the name of the pole is misleading. However strong a hiking pole is, if it is without springs for anti shock capability then it is just an expensive stick. I would refer to have a wooden stick than this in any trail.
No Antishock feature
Response of the brand
Dear sir
We are sorry to hear about this problem. This model does indeed benefit from an internal spring to help absorb shocks. Therefore we believe there are a few possible explanations. Either you have received the wrong model, or the pole is still set in the locked position where the spring will not work, or there is perhaps a defect...
Normally a small 1/4 twist in the right direction and the spring will be released. Please don't hesitate to contact us to let us know if we can help further.
Sportingly,

Edward Roberts, Brand Manager DECATHLON
Some problems
Used for 3 to 6 months
I took these poles on an extended hike and wasn't very impressed, although I can't give them too low a score since they were cheap.
1. Both baskets fell off and got lost within a couple of days.
2. They get shorter by themselves, so you have to keep adjusting the length. It's only friction holding the sections in place, with no locking mechanism for length. This problem lessened after a couple of weeks.
3. It's near impossible to grip the poles enough to twist them to adjust length if your hands are wet, e.g. from sweat or rain. You're trying to grip shiny paint. If you need to release something that works by friction, there needs to be a surface for gripping.
4. The anti-shock mechanism squeaks every time you place your pole. Apart from that, it works well.
Cheap, have anti-shock
See above
Response of the brand
Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 Anishock poles, I have spoken to the Product Manger for the poles to pass on your comments. If you still have the poles, please drop into your local store where a member of the team will be able to find the right solution for you.

Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Is there a Different handle grip available?
I am recovering post surgery and need the hiking poles for support. Antishock is most useful but I prefer to have a handle grip that is horizontal-as in other hiking poles in the range but those are without the antishock feature. Is there an anti shock model with horizontal hand-grip for 5 star review
Excellent product lived up to its expectations.
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Used for 1 week or less
The walking pole greatly assisted my climb up the mountain and when the going got tough it provided extra stability in the icy conditions.
Easy to use and fulfilled its purpose.m
Nothing
Good pole but the basket fell after the first hike
Good pole, good hand grip, very comfortable. However the basket fell after the first hike (I had two poles, it fell on the two poles). The screwing system is not efficient enough to hold the basket for a long hike.
Good value
My poles were a very good value for the quality of the product.

My only trouble is after a few months of use, the locking mechanism at the top section of both poles won't engage thus not allowing the poles to be locked either extended or unextended.

Perhaps I am doing something wrong?
Comfortable, straightforward
Used for 1 week or less
One of my poles wouldn't tighten once I got up the mountain, which was frustrating, but now I know there are simple YouTube videos showing how to reset this, and it can happen on all makes, I am happy.

These feel as sturdy and straightforward as poles that cost an awful lot more. A shame they don't come with covers for the metal tips. These are sold separately, but we're out of stock when I bought the poles. It is easy enough to wrap a plastic bag round them instead, and I guess these are the small things that make the cost lower on most Decathlon products.
Easy to use, minor shock absorption does work
No tip covers as standard
Forclaz 500 Antishock walking poles
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Clear measurements on both extending sections. Very easy to adjust on the move. Purchesed rubber caps at the same time as the poles.
Very comfortable.
Is not supplied with rubber caps for the tips
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