Rating: 5 / 5
The poles held rock solid when clambering over rocks, logs and through river crossings. Going down hills that make your knees feel like they are going to explode was not a problem; the poles took it all in stride, smoothing out the bumps with an advanced suspension system. Trekking poles take a considerable amount of pressure off the knees. The poles helped me to grip like a mountain goat, making slippery, rocky parts of the trail easier to traverse.
The Super Makalu Cor-tec P.A. is loaded with features designed to keep you safe and comfortable. These poles include an ergonomically designed hand grip placed at a 15 degree positive angle. The angle combined with a cork and natural rubber grip allow you to hold these poles effortlessly, hour after hour. That is an invaluable feature if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. LEKI 's innovation includes an adjustable spring suspension system which is housed in a robust, 7075 aluminum alloy, collapsible shaft. The tip of the poles is made of flexible carbide and can be easily replaced in the field if damaged.