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Gear / Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Last post by Moon Raker on Yesterday at 15:29:05 »
I'm not sure if anyone has used Sport Pursuit before?

They have a big sale on Paramo at the moment and items are really cheap?

Never used them personally so can't comment. Someone on a Facebook group I'm part of shared it.


I wish this had not been posted, just seen a jacket which I have recently purchased over 70 cheaper


Being a new comer to this outdoor pursuits lark. I must say I find the whole clothing and equipment purchase a bit of a minefield with constant and flash sales, price match ect you spend a lot of time looking for value, i.e. same item at the lowest price,


I have already made some poor purchases in either there is something better cheaper or not knowing what to get


Moon Raker
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Gear / Re: Can anyone explain Pacer Poles to me
« Last post by jethro10 on Yesterday at 14:58:06 »
So,
because of the shape, I guess you run them a bit shorter normally, say on the flat. With normal poles, I have my elbow to hand horizontal, so the hand sits naturally in the pole handle, but pacer shape has it so my hand is a bit lower than the elbow?, and similar on a downhill I guess?


I walk the lake district. Bar holidays, birthdays, illness, weddings and really bad weather etc. I guess I walk 3 of 4 weekends on average for 6-8 hours, and every time I use my poles, similarly I don't put them away on the flat if I can't be bothered, but normally there is 3 of us, so we help out.


I have these clipped to my rucksack to make pole attaching quicker and easier.
[size=78%]https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/walking/equipment/carabiners/karabiner-medium-p10875.aspx/purple/[/size]


Down sides - weight, quite a bit heavier than the Karrimor carbon poles I have.
Extension - I love the Cam action on my poles, great when wet or with gloves - just looking now, they don't have cam adjusters.
I may email them and ask if they have cam ones in the works.

EDIT: I see they do have cam lock, but only on a certain model. I'll investigate further...
Also just thought, looking at the site, what about the unusual shape and gloves on cold/wet days? is it ok for you?

J
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Photography / Re: A relaxing video medley
« Last post by Penygadair on Yesterday at 14:46:09 »
Very chilling.  :)


I recognised Derwent Water and the canal at Ashton u Lyne but I can't place the reservoir towards the end of the vid.
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Gear / Re: Can anyone explain Pacer Poles to me
« Last post by ninthace on Yesterday at 14:36:13 »
Also good for acorn golf when stopped and a bit bored!


I also use mine as shooting stick to rest on while waiting for Mrs Ninthace to catch up  ;)
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Lake District / Re: VR - wild camp on Seargeants Crag
« Last post by April on Yesterday at 14:23:48 »
Did ya get lost? ;D

No, we always knew where we were, we just didn't want to be there on the steep, rough descent  :)
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Photography / Re: A relaxing video medley
« Last post by April on Yesterday at 14:22:11 »
Very nice  :)

Babby gooses  :smitten:

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Gear / Re: Can anyone explain Pacer Poles to me
« Last post by gunwharfman on Yesterday at 14:16:24 »
Thanks ninthace, explained it far better than I could. You are right about the rucksack stowage, I just have make sure I've pushed them properly into the elasticated holder for comfort and as you say, to then turn the handles away and down. Also good for acorn golf when stopped and a bit bored!
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Visiting Cafes and Tearooms
« Last post by Lee in Doncaster on Yesterday at 14:06:55 »


They have some good ones in France as well, the French seem to concentrate on visual display of their cakes to tempt customers in, the UK ones mostly seem to just bung their cakes under a see though round plastic container. Just as good to eat but just different in style. My most memorable cake shop was in Verdun, their cake display was mind boggling!





My most amazing display of cakes was in Howden Minster....more details on an upcoming blogpost about tearooms and cafes elsewhere I visited.
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Gear / Re: Can anyone explain Pacer Poles to me
« Last post by ninthace on Yesterday at 13:47:40 »
Jethro, the grips are more natural than conventional poles in that they match the natural relaxed position of your hand so little effort is needed to grip them and they fall naturally into your hand giving very good control of the pole and power for walking. The technique for downhill is to either use them as normal with your hands set slightly lower or, if it is an extended steep descent, then you can lengthen them as for normal poles but the flange on the grip that rests under the ball of your thumb and along the edge of you hand takes the strain so your hand stays in the same position as for normal walking. This means you can continue with your normal grip and still retain full control of the positioning of the pole, whereas I have found placing my hand on top of a conventional pole during descent becomes uncomfortable and awkward.


My background is someone who has worn out 3 sets of normal walking poles (Leki, Komperdell and Kingfisher Expedition) and is now well into 2000 miles using carbon Pacerpoles.  Like GW, I would not willingly go back to conventional poles.  I also use my poles with 2 Osprey packs (Atmos and Kestrel) and have not had a stowage problem. The handles are bulkier than normal poles but the natural action on stowing them is to turn the handles away and down. I would not describe it as a drawback.


They are expensive though so they are best for people who regularly walk  with poles rather those who use poles as pack ornaments/
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Printable os maps
« Last post by White Horse Walker on Yesterday at 13:46:03 »
Very useful, thank you.
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