EDIT: FR-Leki Diva Trekking Poles - Kathy Waters
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Great report! No real edits, just a few comments! All I can say is that
I'm very jealous of your new home in CO! Sounds like a beautiful
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> Most, heck, ALL, of my trail time during my field testing thus far,COMMENT> Not everyone (especially from out of the USA) may not know what
> has been in the BLM lands controlled by the Royal Gorge regional
> offices. This land is very rugged with little or no real trails. The
> terrain is varied from dust to sand to gravelly, and then there are
> the medium to large rocks and huge boulders. We pretty much just pick
> a ridge we would like to end up on and bushwhack our way to it.
> Sometimes we make it, other times we get sidetracked or we reach an
> impasse. Either way, we usually start at 5600+ feet (1700 km) and go
> up to 7000+ feet (2100+ km).
BLM stands for.
> The vegetation is prairie grasses and cholla cactus in the lowerCOMMENT> Since Cholla is a proper name, it should probably be capitalized.
> elevations and pine and juniper predominates as the mountains rise.
> PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELDCOMMENT> Love the alliteration (explanation of my exclamation)!
> I could describe the Divas' performance in the field in just one
> word - fantastic! - but I suppose I should add a few extra words in
> explanation of my exclamation!
> Of course, where the Leki Diva Trekking Poles really shine is inCOMMENT> I'm not sure I would put antishock in quotes in the first
> their "antishock" feature. I hike mostly on very hard ground or flat
> out rock. Using other poles, I frequently can feel a definite jarring
> sensation when pounding down the trail. This results in my hands,
> arms as well as my shoulders absorbing the jolts and getting stiff
> and sore in the process. There have been times when I would just
> carry my poles rather than experience the ensuing ache. With the
> Divas, that is a thing of the past! I can honestly report I feel so
> much better on the very same terrains. The Divas' antishock
> mechanism - oh so slightly - compresses the poles when striking a
> hard surface and that slight "give" makes all the difference in the
> world to the way I feel as the end of the day. The compression, in no
> way, compromises the security of the poles' support though.
sentence. It's an advertised feature so I'm not sure what purpose the
quotes serve here. (Yes, I'm being really picky I suppose!)
Thanks for the edits. All corrects have been made as outlined in your
comments. You were right on! See you in two months.
> Here are your official edits for your Leki Diva Trekking Poles Field
> Report. Edits are in the standard format.
> Great report! No real edits, just a few comments! All I can say is that
> I'm very jealous of your new home in CO! Sounds like a beautiful
> Upload when ready and don't forget to delete out of the test folder :)
> Mark Wood