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Running poles

Trail running poles

Do you use trail running poles during the activity?

Is it better or worse its use? Is it recommended to use them? Probably in more than one occasion you have participated in some of these debates, and the safest thing is that the answers always go in the same direction.


Use depends on several factors. Some variables to bet or not for the occupation of these are the conditions of the terrain, the distance to go and, obviously, the soltura practicing activity.


However, at certain moments they become a transcendental element to continue with the route, as they provide the necessary help to continue. Long distances or vertical kilometers are some of the situations in which we appreciate the use of them, as they provide greater stability when increasing support points.


Trail running poles help us both in the climb and in the descent. As we go up, they give us momentum; while during the download they become a more supportive point and, at the same time, allow us to download the entire load we support.


In addition, downloading part of the body weight on our arms minimizes the risk of injuries to the lower train while exercising our upper train, especially arms and shoulders, which are responsible for propelling them

Characteristics of poles for trail running

The features of trail running poles are not the same as those we ask about for trekking, mountaineering or skiing. They must be light, very light; We must weigh as little as possible. For this reason, many of them are made of carbon, since it is a material that allows a decrease in weight.


From Vèrtic we recommend that you use the Z-type, since they are much more flexible than the telescopic ones or those of sections. However, sticks for trail running type Z are less resistant.


Another essential characteristic that they must have is that they must be folding, to be able to transport them in the backpack when they are not needed.


Comfort in your occupation is also something transcendental, for this reason it is essential to guess right with the type of handle or handle. In the market there are rubber or foam, foam or cork grip. Rubber handles tend to be more prone to the appearance of sores or rascates, so from Vèrtic we recommend that your choice be made with the handle of cork, foam or foam. However, the decision on the grip material will be determined based on your degree of comfort with it.


The rosette that incorporates will vary depending on the terrain. Thus, when running on soft grounds, use small, compact and hollow rosettes. When you move on land like snow or rocks, the optimal rosettes should be larger, more flexible and with holes, to prevent them from sinking.

Technique of use of trail running poles

The use of trail running poles is not difficult, but you need to have a minimum of knowledge to use them in an optimum way.


To start a climb we will introduce the hands from bottom to top of the arms. This technique will allow us to lift the wrist with the wrist, bringing his hand much more rested. In the case of the descent, we will enter the hands from above to below the * dragons of the poles by trail running.


However, if the slope we are going to face is very pronounced - and therefore, with the risk of falling - we recommend that they go loose in this situation. Although we lose support, in the event of a fall we could suffer some type of injury in our hands.


In the case of using only one instead of the couple it is recommended to change hand in hand during the activity, to distribute the weight and not overload a part of our body.


Do you need poles for trail running?

In Vèrtic you will find a wide range of walking sticks for trail running depending on the land through which you will move. We work with the most specialized brands on the market so that you find the one that best suits your requirements.


At the same time, in our stores, you will find trail running poles with very similar features but with very different designs, because in addition to using them to improve your performance you can show during these activities walking trail sticks that both t 'like it
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