maintain and repair my A100 first price nature hiking pole

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We believe that the life cycle of a product does not end when it is damaged. This is why Decathlon offers solutions for the proper use, maintenance and repair of your product, which will allow you to increase its lifespan.

This A100 pole, ideal for all your nature and mountain outings, has been designed to be strong and resistant but if you have a question or encounter a problem, this page is for you.

I use my a100 hiking pole for the first time

Why use hiking poles?

Poles are very popular with hikers because they have many virtues. Their usefulness responds mainly to three aspects:
- Safety to avoid the risk of falling and gain balance
- The pursuit of performance for those who wish to go faster and for longer
- Health to have a better posture and therefore relieve the back and the joints

Why use hiking poles?
How do you use hiking poles?

When stationary, the forearm holding the stick should be perpendicular to the arm alongside the body.

Each user is able to choose the way they walk with hiking poles. Alternate or simultaneous approach, one or two poles, you are free to adapt so that it is as natural as possible.

We recommend that you put the tips of your poles far in front of you or to the sides so that you do not get your feet caught up in them when you walk..

It is important to take into account the gradient of the slope in order to adapt the use of your poles:

- Going uphill, you can take your grip slightly lower so as not to constantly change the adjustment of your pole.
- Going downhill, you can use the pommel and remove the wrist strap to avoid the risk of falling. The pole is supportive so avoid putting your full body weight on it.

How do you use hiking poles?
How do i adjust my a100 pole?

Lengths are preset on the push-pin system to ensure quick and easy adjustment.

To use, press the button then slide the shaft to the correct length and wait for the clip to fit into the hole. Be careful to not go past the red stop line.

Before starting your hike, check that the push-pin is properly engaged so that the pole does not come loose.

Adjusting my A100 pole
How do you reduce the noise of my poles on the road?

Because the sound of repeated contact with the ground is annoying at times, you have the option of placing rubber tips on the tips of your poles. However, these only serve as an attenuator and cannot completely reduce noise from other parts of the stick.

Where do i hang my hiking poles on a backpack?

There are many places on a hiking backpack when you can carry your poles when you are not using them during your hike.

For this A100 pole and other poles with less than 3 falls in general, use the attachment points on your backpack, such as elastic loops, external pockets or compression straps to secure them. Remember to place them in a strategic place so that they do not get in your way when hiking.

Where do I hang my hiking poles on a backpack?
Maintaining, storing and cleaning my A100 pole from Decathlon

Maintaining my a100 hiking pole

It is necessary to maintain your hiking poles from time to time in order to improve their lifespan and to maintain their effectiveness.

If you talk about maintaining your pole, you're talking about a clean pole! Remember to clean it well on the outside as well as on the inside. We will tell you what to do on the page below.

When you are not using your poles, fold them up and leave the locking system untightened to retain the tightening strength.

Repairing my a100 hiking pole

How can i repair the push-pin system?

The push-pin is stuck?We show you on the following video how to solve this problem.

Maintaining and repairing my A100 pole

Recycling my a100 hiking pole

You have no other solution but to throw away your poles? Don't put them in the bin or selective sorting, but go to a recycling centre so that they are upgraded. Mainly made of aluminium, this pole must be placed in the metal bin.