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Re: [EDIT] IR - Mountainsmith Trekking Poles - Erin Foudy

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  • erinfoudy
    Hi James, 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
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 30, 2013
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      Hi James,

      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.


      --- In backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com, jetriple@... wrote:
      > > 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
      > measurements.
      > 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
      > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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