I am so sorry for the extended delay in getting this report edited. We have been having a lot of computer trouble lately, but we have worked out a method to deal with the problems. Thanks for your edits! I have made changes and uploaded to the site.
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> > Hi James,
> > Here is my Initial Report for the Mountainsmith Trekking Poles. I
> > am really looking forward to getting on the trail to test these out!
> > Thanks in advance for your edits. Below is the text version of my
> > report and the HTML version can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/b2bvy3g
> > Thanks,
> > Erin
> Hi Erin... Thank you for your Mountainsmith Pole report. Sorry for the
> delay in getting back to you. I was out last week, and came back with a
> cold. And... my backup at work, well, didn't.
> You have done a nice job with your reporting. Please consider the few
> edits I have below, and when you are satisfied with your report, upload to
> the official folder. Please delete the test copy once you have uploaded.
> Thanks again! I look forward to the next installment.
> James E. Triplett
> Mountainsmith - Carbonlite Trekking Pole Monitor
> Listed Weight: 1 lb 2 oz (.54 kg)
> Measured Weight: 1 lb 3 oz (.60 kg)
> [Edit] Please state that this is for the pair.
> Smallest Measurement: 27.5 in (70 cm)
> Largest Measurement: 57 in (145 cm)
> [EDIT] From the Mountainsmith website I see they report the dimensions
> as: Compressed: 26", Extended: 54". You should include this before your
> The rest of the aluminum is painted black with the exception of the the
> markings on the middle section and the word STOP on the lower section
> which are both in a silver color.
> [EDIT] Duplicate "the" in "exception of the the"
> It wasn't until I looked at a video on the Mountainsmith website that I
> learned I could take the top section of the poles apart and adjust the
> spring of the Anti-shock system. A small nut can be tightened, which
> pushes down the spring and changes how much weight the poles will absorb.
> The middle and bottom section can also be completely separated by
> disconnecting the joint between them. The bottom section does not seem to
> have a spring, but there is still a nut that can be adjusted. The video
> also tells me that I should set the lower part of the poles right at the
> STOP marking. It also mentions that to measure the proper height of the
> poles, my elbows should be positioned at a 90 degree angle.
> [Comment] Great information. Thanks!
> I am excited to get these poles out on the trail! This is the first pair
> of trekking poles I have ever used even though I have been interested in
> them for years. The poles feel sturdy and strong and I hope they help
> ease the load on my back and knees when I am backpacking.
> [Comment] Since this is your first pair of poles, you may want to visit
> Pete's Pole Page. http://www.personal.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/poles.htm
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