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1 Anti-shock Hiking Pole - MT500 Anti-shock Grey

Sale price: $20.00 Regular price: $34.99

Pole with cushioning to reduce the impact on joints. The shock absorber can deactivate whenever you want

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Product Features

1 Anti-shock Hiking Pole - MT500 Anti-shock Grey | We have designed this anti-shock pole for hiking and trekking enthusiasts who practice intensively on rough mountain terrain

Pole with cushioning to reduce the impact on joints. The shock absorber can deactivate whenever you want

A photo of the 1 Anti-shock Hiking Pole - MT500 Anti-shock Grey in use
A photo of the 1 Anti-shock Hiking Pole - MT500 Anti-shock Grey in use

Ergonomic grip

Dense foam grip, long 3D design. Comfortable knob. Soft wrist-strap


Inside screw adjustment system. Unlockable anti-shock system. From 105 to 130 cm.

Compact design

3 telescopic sections. Collapsed length: 64 cm. Collapsed width: ~5cm.


Aluminium 7075-T6. Tube diameter 18/16/14mm. Tungsten tip


Summer basket supplied. Many accessories and service parts available separately.


265 g / pole

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My antishock pole is locked with the antishock deactivated. How do I activate the antishock feature.


The anti-shock system is an extra spring in the stick expander. This can be "activated" or "deactivated" depending on whether you want a stick that cushions impacts with the ground or a more rigid classic stick. Disable the system To lock the spring in the inactive position, you must tighten the expander until you feel a "click". This noise indicates that the system is blocked. Anti-shock deactivation To activate the system, do not immediately loosen the strands. Otherwise, you will loosen the expander without having unlocked the shock absorber. You must first continue to tighten 1/2 turn, then loosen in the opposite direction. You will again feel a “click”, indicating that the bumper is unlocked. As you lean on your stick, you should feel the spring working. For more information:

By Uluç on Sep 5, 2023 | STAFF

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I bought a 2…

I bought a 2nd MT 500 FORCLAZ pole, to have a pair because it perfectly corresponds to what I was looking for for hiking and Nordic walking. Both robust and light, the telescopic adjustments allow very adaptable combinations depending on different types of terrain. In addition, the foam below the strap makes it easier to hold on to slopes. DECATHLON adaptable pucks offer the possibility of good use in snowshoeing. The ANTISHOC function provides good cushioning on stony descents. Finally, the "classic" strap, but quite wide, gives better alternative efficiency of the movement of the hands and wrists in Nordic walking. In conclusion, a stick that is perfect!

Not bad in use

A "small diameter trekking pole fender" is included with the product, and a "tramping pole protective cover" for road use must be purchased separately.

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Complete lifesaver during a gruelling Kedarnath and Yamunotri trek. Shock absorber spring was an absolute must-have while descending. Worth the extra investment. Thank you decathlon team for recommending this.

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good product but not light enough

lighter !

perfectly meets the expectation…

perfectly meets expectations; very pleasant shockproof

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Walking stick

I'm disappointed because after a short time the foam on the handle is already loose. Can't use it, too bad.

Tedious to adjust. Often lower end detach while adjusting height

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Very nice products

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Need to be more lightweight and not take up space

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Worth money

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The product is good. But small scratch at handel on cushion area, which i didn't notice while purchasing. Rest is perfect.

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Shock absorber does not work....

Very good product, but 1 shock absorber (spring) does not work and this is the first use. The other stick works very well... too bad...

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Good product

Classic screw sticks, comfortable grip and pleasant to the touch. The only flaw is that the anti-shock locking and unlocking system sometimes gets stuck and I use them without it.



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Excellent sticks. Very nice. Also extra cushioning. Aanead

Excellent sticks. It takes some getting used to in practice, but I'm very happy with it. Good relief for knees.

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Additional Product Information


Shaft: 100.0% Aluminium ; Handle: 100.0% Polyoxymethylene

How it was designed...

This model is entirely designed and approved by our team, at the foot of Mont Blanc.To fulfil the anti-shock promise, we have chosen this system with a spring integrated in the screw tightening system.We then designed a handle that enables powerful and comfortable grip whatever the position: along the tube for climbs and banking terrain, with the wrist-strap for efficient pushing and on the knob for descents.

How to adjust your poles to the correct length?

Hold the poles with your arms bent at a right angle.To do this: - unscrew the middle section, find the length of pole you want and screw back tightly- tighten further (a half turn) if you notice your pole is collapsing- do the same with the lower sectionNever go over the STOP line to avoid breaking the pole.

Directions for use

This hiking pole is designed to help you balance, propel yourself and distribute effort between arms and legs.To be on the safe side, check before you set off and at regular intervals that your baton is locked in place by simulating heavy bumps. If you notice that your pole tends to collapse then tighten it further by a half turn.Do not put on your backpack in case of a storm.

Care tips

Proper maintenance of your baton will ensure that it functions optimally and that it lasts longer.After use, if water has penetrated the stick, remove the strands and allow to dry. If necessary, clean the dust or mud with water or a dry brush. Once dry, you can reassemble the strands.We recommend that you do not attempt to oil or grease the mechanisms.

Why is the pole sold individually?

At Decathlon, we have decided to sell our hiking/trekking poles individually. First because of how they are used. Indeed, some people only want to use one pole. Also, if one of your poles breaks, this means you only have to buy one and not a complete pair.

Accessories sold separately and adapted to this model

The advantage of buying Forclaz trekking poles is that you have a wide choice of compatible accessories and spare parts. So you can enjoy it for as long as possible.Hiking pole caps: ref. 8580865Summer baskets: ref. 8737774Winter baskets: ref. 8503857Replacement tip: ref. 8577676 or 8755646 (if new screwable version)

Product testing

To set our thresholds, we have measured the stresses on the poles in the most demanding situations. During its development, each model undergoes laboratory tests that reproduce these stresses (compression, three-point bending, etc.) until it breaks. We also tests parts separately (tightening power, tearing, etc). Finally, these tests are regularly repeated in production to ensure a constant level of quality.

Storage instructions

Store the baton in a dry place without tightening the adjusting systems, so that they are not strained and retain their clamping power.



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