Walking Stick Instructions

Please read the following instructions online or download and print them by clicking on the links below:

The Ice Grip Ferrule

Read how to attach the ice grip ferrule on to any walking stick and how to enable and disable the spikes according to the weather conditions.

In the packet you will have the ice grip ferrule and two sets of screws, one long and one short.

1. Unscrew the screws and fit the ice grip around the tip of your walking stick so that the spikes fit under the existing rubber or steel ferrule.

The spikes should now be touching the ground.

2. Now tighten either the long or the short screws supplied, whichever fits according to the diameter of your walking stick.

3. When the spikes are not needed, squeeze the white handle together and turn the ice grip upside down so that the spikes are pointing up towards the stick handle and are flush against the stick shaft. Then release.


Folding Walking Sticks

Read how to fold up and unfold your folding walking stick and how to adjust the height.

Adjusting the height of your folding walking stick

1. Unscrew the collar in the top section of the shaft under the handle.

2. Push in the button.

3. Find height required by twisting the two shaft sections apart so that the button goes into the next hole, up or down.

4. When correct height is acheived, tighten the collar again. Please ensure this is fully tightened before use.

Folding and unfolding your folding walking stick

When you take your walking stick out of the pouch the four or five sections of the stick will all lock into place with a click. each section is held together by a stretchy cord that runs the length of the stick.

To fold up again, pull each section apart and hold together in the hands until the walking stick is put away in to a carry pouch or use a folding walking stick clip to hold it together.


Height Adjustable Walking Sticks

Read how to adjust the height on your height adjustable walking stick. It is important to set the height correctly before use.

Adjusting the height of your adjustable walking stick

1. Unscrew the collar in the top section of the shaft under the handle.

2. Push in the button.

3. Find height required by twisting the two shaft sections apart so that the button goes into the next hole, up or down.

4. When correct height is acheived, tighten the collar again. Please ensure this is fully tightened before use.


Flipsticks

Read how to use a flipstick, converting the seat to a walking stick and vice versa.

To convert the walking stick to a seat, depress the button on top of the stem, 'flip' into position and the seat will lock into place.

To return to a walking stick, depress the button that is now visible in the middle of the seat, 'flip' back and the handle will lock into place.


Folding Flipsticks

To unfold the flipstick - the sections will lock into place when taken out of the bag. A stretchy cord running throught the stems makes each section lock together.

Check all stems have locked into plcae before use.

To fold back up, pull apart each seaction and fold into the carry case.


Adjusting the height of your adjustable flipstick

1. Unscrew the collar in the bottom section of the shaft near the tip (ferrule).

2. Push in the button.

3. Find height required by twisting the two shaft sections apart so that the button goes into the next hole, up or down.

4. When correct height is acheived, tighten the collar again. Please ensure this is fully tightened before use.


Multi Tipped Flipsticks

Read how to use a multi tipped flipstick, changing the tips from rubber tipped to spiked ferrule with ground plate.

Please read the following instructions for your packaway flipstick. You will find these instructions with your order when you receive it in the post.

To Open the Seat

1. Grasp black locking sleeve and pull down firmly

2. Tip-up the seat into a horizontal position. Ensure that the locking sleeve has fully engaged with the seat.

Height Adjustment

The height can be adjusted by pressing in the two spring buttons, sliding the inner tube to the desired length, ensuring that both buttons spring out into the required pair of holes.

Sitting on the Seat

Place the seat behind you with the base approximately 45cm (18 inches) away. Lean seat towards you and bend body back to meet it, place your feet approximately 45cm 18 inches) apart to make a triangle with your stick.

Changing the Tips (Ferrule End)

Press in the toggle button at the tip ot the stick and pull the end section off. You can now choose either the rubber ferrule tipped end or the spiked ferrule with ground plate end.

Caution: Single tube seatsticks are for those who can balance safely on the seat and form a stable tripod with their weight shared evenly between seat and feet. If you have a disability or condition which may affect your balance, e.g arthritis, multiple sclerosis or have had a hip replacement, always consult medical advice before use.

These packaway flip sticks are intended for use only as a one person seat. Do not use it for anything else.


Hiking Poles

Read how to adjust the height of your aluminium hiking poles and what height to set them for different conditions, i.e walking uphill, downhill and when walking on a transverse gradient.

Inside each adjustment point on the hiking stick there is an "expander". Here, an internal split dowel expands and locks the poles into position when twisted clockwise. When twisted anti-clockwise , the dowel unlocks and the pole can be shortened or lengthened to the appropriate height. A half turn is all that is required to loosen the extending mechanism.

The lowest section should be fully extended to the "stop max" mark, and the pole then adjusted to the required height using the middle section.

CAUTION: Do not extend the hiking poles beyond the "stop max" mark.

Each hiking pole has a removeable plastic basket that can be clicked on at the bottom of each pole to prevent the pole from sinking into soft ground

There is a small 'bite' taken out of each basket so that two poles can be held easily together when not in use.

How Long to Make your Hiking Poles

As the poles are fully height-adjustable, it is possible for every walker to find their ideal walking position. As a general guide, most walkers find the following arrangements most suitable for different types of terrain:

Walking on the flat:

The poles should be adjusted so that the walker's forearms are bent at an angle of 90 degrees to their body when stationary.

Walking uphill

The poles should be shortened so that they can be placed easily and comfortably in front of the body to allow for extra support and ease of movement.

Walking downhill

The poles should be lengthened so that the walker's posture remains upright rather than bent forward.

Walking on a transverse gradient

When walking across the side of a hill, lengthen the pole on the downhill side and shorten the pole on the uphill side. This will help to maintain balance and provide support.

Always check that your poles are completely locked before use.

Troubleshooting

In the event of the shaft sections being unscrewed too far, the locking expander dowel may be left "floating" in the upper shaft section. It can be retrieved by gently pushing the lower shaft comppletely into the upper shaft. Twisting the lower shaft clockwise for a couple of turns will then reunite the screw threads with the expander.


Quad and Offset Walking Canes

Learn how to adjust the height of your quad or offset walking canes.

1. Unscrew the collar at the base of the shaft by the feet.

2. Push in the button.

3. Find height required by twisting the two shaft sections apart so that the button goes into the next hole, up or down.

4. When correct height is acheived, tighten the collar at the base. Please ensure this is fully tightened before use.


Shooting Sticks

Learn how to use a shooting stick as a seat and as a walking stick and how to adjust the height.

We sell height adjustable and fixed length shooting sticks

The sling seat is realeased by un-popping the popper and pulling the handles down to make a seat.

The height is adjusted by unscrewing the wing nut completely off on the shaft and then you pull the shaft up or down until the required height is acheived.

Then push the screw back through the hole and tighten with the wing nut. Please ensure this is fully tightened before use.

The shooting sticks for use on soft ground, all have a ground plate above the spiked tip. Twist the ground plate to a horizontal position to prevent the stick from sinking into the ground.

Twist the ground plate back up to a vertical position for walking.


Replacing the Rubber Ferrule (walking stick tip)

Read How to replace the rubber ferrule on your walking stick.

To replace a rubber ferrule (walking stick tip), rock the ferrule on your walking stick back and forwards to break the seal and pull off.

Please note: this can be difficult and we recommend someone strong removes the original ferrule).

The new ferrule is then simply pushed onto the bottom of the stick. To ensure the ferrule is tightly fitted, lean on the stick.

Please regularly check ferrule for wear and tear and replace when base rings show wearing.


How to Fit a Metal Ferrule to the Tip of a Walking Stick

Read How to fit a metal ferrule on to the tip of your walking stick.

First of all select a metal ferrule (usually brass or steel) with a diameter that is the same or a millimetre or two less than the diameter of the stick shank at the tip.

Then measure the depth of the ferrule (with your finger or a pen) and then mark the tip of the stick to the same depth.

Next score a line around the tip of the stick with a stanley knife. This line marks where the metal ferrule will come up to. Basically, you want to attach the ferrule so that the outside rim of it is flush with the stick.

Using your stanley knife, cutting away from you and your other hand, cut away from the score line to the tip. You are creating a tapered tip so that the ferrule will fit over perfectly.

Keep going all the way around the tip and stop from time to time to see if the ferrule will fit over it. Try and keep the scored line nice and neat and as straight as possible.

When the ferrule will fit over the tapered tip (quite tightly) it is time to mix together the two parts of the epoxy resin glue.

Apply the glue to the tip and to the inside of your ferrule and then push the ferrule on it. Give the stick a tap on the floor a few times to make sure the ferrule is securely attached. Then leave to dry for 5 minutes.

You can also pinch on the ferrule by hammering a nail into the sides of the ferrule but you don't have to.


Stickmaking Kit Instructions

Read how to put your stickmaking kit together and how to finish it.

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