In general, Nordic walking poles are made of a single tube. However, in some special cases, you may need telescopic poles.
1. Walking Frequency
The composition of the tube, the grip material, the type of gauntlets as well as the shape and composition of the tip will depend on how often you practice the sport:
For Regular Use: Tube composed of 50% carbon fibre Elastomer grips Detachable gauntlets Round tungsten tip
For Intensive Use: Tube composed of 80% carbon fibre Cork grips Detachable gauntlets Bevelled tungsten tip
For Occasional Use: Tube composed of aluminium Plastic grips Fixed gauntlets Round steel tip
2. Single Piece Poles vs Telescopic Poles
The single-piece poles have the advantage of being lightweight and not retracting during use. To fit your height, they are available in 5 different lengths:
105, 110, 115, 120 and 125 cm.
To choose the right length, multiply your height in centimetres by 0.68.
For example, if you are 1.67m tall, choose 110m poles because 167 x 0.68 = 113.56.
Telescopic poles with two sections may exceptionally be used for travelling more easily (These poles can also be used in walking clubs for easily initiating people of different heights to Nordic walking)