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.

Reviews

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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
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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