Don't gamble with other staffs!
The only carbon staff with a lifetime breakage warranty.
Every other hiking pole is heavier, or easy to break.
"I threw on my backpack (roughly 25 pounds) and did a 6.5 mile walk this afternoon, I can't believe the efficency in using your sticks. At 57 years old, 2 knee surgeries and currently without an ACL on one leg and a bad MCL on the other, I can't believe how much less sore my knees were after the walk. And, I took 13 minutes off the walk --Paul K. 12/2014
New! 56" Aluminum Selfie BigStik...
The only selfie stick that:
1) is primarily a super strong and reliable hiking pole and walking staff on rugged trails or city streets.
2) uses plug-in sections to make a stick up to 16 feet or longer for drone-like overhead photos.
3) packs down into a compact quiver 18 inches long.
4) has a rubber bottom tip for quiet city walking and high grip trail hiking.
5) is made in the USA using anodized Easton 7075-T9 Aluminum tubing.
6) Weighs only 6 ounces when you make a three section 42" hiking pole.
7) has patented joints with zero wiggle, never get loose, and are actually stronger than the shaft.
This BigStik model uses four 14" long all aluminum sections... not carbon fiber, so the price is much lower. One section has a foam grip to use while walking. Add 14" sections (below) to make it longer. No telescoping mechanisms to fail and jam. Includes a removable swivel/rotate/lock camera holder that plugs into the top and holds small and large smart phones. You use your phone self-timer to trigger shots or use the bluetooth remote that comes with the camera mount. The aluminum sections are interchangeable with the carbon 11" and 15" BigStik sections and special terrain tips. All BigStik accessories work with this aluminum BigStik, including the Texas Toothpick if you want to make a monopod that sticks into the ground.
Visit the Accessories page for snow baskets, cane tops, etc.
Included are four aluminum sections, the camera clamp, and quiver. Weighs 12 ounces. LifeTime Breakage Warranty.
The BigStik is a perfect staff for thru-hikers or weekend walks... because it won't fail you in the middle of nowhere. LifeTime Breakage Warranty because this is not a new, unproven product; we sold the firt BigStik in 2008. After seven years and several hundred thousand trail miles all aspects of the design have been tested and proven.
The patented joints have no wiggle, never get loose, and are actually stronger than the shaft.
Change the grip height of your BigStik every few seconds on rocky up and down trail sections. The Slide/Lock Hand Strap uses a Prussik knot that slides easily when you push up or down where the cord encircles the staff, but grips instantly and never slips with downward pressure on the hand loop.
The anodized aluminum tip has epoxy/glass fill at the bottom that sticks on rocks better than carbide and lasts 2,000+ miles. And the wide aluminum tip does not damage tree roots and trails like those sharp carbide tips. Pull off the Tip and you'll see all the carbon sections are hollow... airport security can see right through. Or, the BigStik becomes a long pipe to collect water from hard to reach streams or seeps. Packs down to 18" long to fit easily in your pack or suitcase.
Frank Carney, 8-11-2014 -- "Iím a fan. ...after my recent hike of the kora circumambulating Mt. Kawa Kharpo in Tibet. Over a 100 miles of the trek I was climbing up and down between 6,000 and 15,000 feet. The trails were often very steep... Without your hiking poles I'm not sure I could have succeeded on that trek. ...I have my GoPro mounted to make picture taking even easier. I also use your camera mount with my Gatewood Cape tarptent and don't have to carry a separate tent pole."
Want to carry less food and not get hungry?... hike with ONE BigStik hiking pole. Want to burn more calories?... then walk with two poles: In the Feb 19, 2013 issue at www.gizmag.com: "According to the American Nordic Walking Association walking with two poles burns more that 40 percent more calories per hour and works more muscles than normal walking." If you are a long distance hiker, then use one BigStik and, on easy trail sections, swing it horizontally in your hand for the most efficient natural stride... allowing you to carry less food weight.
Features of LuxuryLite® BigStik are protected by US Patent 8,136,542.
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