Good news! Our two very popular economy shooting sticks are now back in stock! Many thanks to all for your patience after a long wait. As usual, you can order these sticks (or any of the 200 plus sticks in stock for that matter) for a next day, nominated day, or standard delivery to any address in the United Kingdom. We can also post items abroad.
We have just added some offset and quad canes to the site and now have them all in stock.
Quad canes are really excellent support canes and they have many features to enhance this. Mainly, they are free standing so they will stay exactly where you leave them (no more bother about picking your stick up from the floor!). They also have a large handle that is easy and comfortable to grip and there is an easy height adjusting mechanism on the shaft so you can acheive the perfect height stick for you.
The other type of stick is called an offset cane, so called because of the special shape of the shaft which centres your weight directly over the shaft. This feature makes it a very strong and reliable stick but still being very lightweight.
The offset cane is also known as a swan neck.
Both types of cane are available in bronze, wood effect and a pretty blue Morris pattern.
We receive a number of enquiries from people, particularly younger people who need a walking stick but do not want an unattractive and bulky cane that screams DISABILITY!
If you or anybody you know needs to use a walking stick or some kind of walking aid in their daily lives but are reluctant to do so for whatever reason, then here is an update on what is available on the market today that may help to change your or their mind.
First of all you need to identify what a stick would be used for. Would it be useful to have a stick that turns into a seat to be used when waiting in a long queue (at the airport for example) when there isn’t a readily available seat? Or would it be nice to have a strong, reliable walking stick that looks like a hiking pole instead of a mobility aid?
Many people, particularly young people or people who have had an accident do not want to use a stick for support. I think the main reason for this is that the thought of a walking stick conjures up images of NHS, bulky and unattractive sticks and people are unaware of the sportier, more attractive sticks available.To take a fresh look at what is available these days, a good place to start looking is on the internet.
Sticks today can be bought in funky metallic pink, designer patterns, pretty floral or sporty styles. You can buy sticks that look like umbrellas but have the strength to support a person and have different walking stick style handles, not just crooks. Whatever your taste or favourite colour, you are sure to find something to suit.
Other considerations are whether a stick would be more of a hindrance than a help. If a stick may only be needed for occasional use then you don’t want to be carrying it around all of the time unnecessarily. You won’t be wanting something too heavy in this case either. Well, the solution is to get a fold-able walking stick. One that can be stowed away in a handbag or (for men) in a jacket pocket. These sticks tend to be very lightweight but strong and reliable when it comes to supporting the user..Carbon fibre walking sticks are also a brilliant solution. Some weigh only 250 grams but are incredibly strong (ten times stronger than aluminium sticks).
Also it is worth keeping up with the ever increasing pace of technology and innovation. For example, if its a stick for the blind that’s needed, you know one that’s painted all-white for increased visibility, there is now talk of a handheld wireless sensor the size of a television remote control that may soon replace the white canes and other walking sticks that have guided the blind for centuries.The sensor is designed to detect obstacles in the way and a working model of the magic wand hasn’t been built yet but give it time…
We are pleased to be able to offer a large choice of walking sticks in many different styles, colours and sizes that we feel there is something to suit everybody!
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new-look website. We have added some new products, such as umbrella sticks, shopping trolleys and quad canes.
We have also added some new and improved features to make shopping with us easier and enabling you to share your finds with others. We have improved our contact us function into a better form so that you can email us from any computer, not just your own. You can also tell a friend using another easy online form if you find something on our site that you want to share with somebody.Lastly, you can now request a catalogue that we can post to any address so that you can browse through our range of walking sticks at your leisure or share it with someone that isn’t online.I you think we have missed something or there is something else you would like us to feature on the website, please do contact us!