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What’s the correct walking stick height?

walkingstickHow tall should a walking stick be?

— Walking Wyatt, El Paso, Tex.

A. First thing to consider is how you’ll be using your stick. If you plan to hike with it, look for a tall and straight stick. Here’s a good rule on sizing: Standing with your arms at your side, the stick should be about 6 or 8 inches taller than your elbow. Pick a longer stick if you’ll be tackling steep terrain. If you’re really just planning on walking with your stick, a shorter one will do. Pick a stick that comes to right around your waist.

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17 Comments on What’s the correct walking stick height?

  1. i’m 5’1″ tall how tall should my walking stick be to my height.

  2. im still making mine in doing a really good job

  3. cool backpacker 101 // June 27, 2008 at 6:41 pm // Reply

    i like to use trekking poles because they help me keep my balance better because i like to tackle uneven terrain

  4. nice

  5. useful!

  6. it should be about up to your chin

  7. i tackle steep paths and my stick is perfect so, listen to these people

  8. agent doolin, C.I.A. // August 4, 2007 at 5:19 am // Reply


  9. Pack760scout // August 3, 2007 at 6:58 am // Reply

    I,ll be able to use this!

  10. troop547scout // July 25, 2007 at 8:13 am // Reply


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