--The only carbon staff with a lifetime breakage warranty. All the other hiking poles are heavier or they break.
Customer Review 1/8/2014: K. W. Bridges Professor, retired (Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa/Botany) -- "I recently purchased a 50" BigStik with a Pro Camera Mount. I needed a long pole as one of my uses for the shaft is to hold a small camera (Sony QX100). For example, this lets me reach up into the trees or out over swampy areas to photograph plants. The BigStik works perfectly. It is light enough that I can easily hold it at the bottom and stretch out without much strain. That really solved my technical needs for such a pole.
The real payoff, however, is the safety that the BigStik provides. Earlier this week I was photographing plants in a remote rainforest in Hawaii. It had rained and the bare soil was very slippery. The trail went up some very steep areas that needed handholds for stability. Unfortunately, the trees that we usually grab as support were not growing in all the right places; the BigStik became a necessary alternative. I could place it so that it would give me a firm support without slipping or collapsing. I got back from the all-day trip without a slip. For me, that's a significant accomplishment as a slide down a muddy trail not only leaves you very dirty, there is a significant probability of damaging equipment and getting hurt.
The strength of the BigStik, along with the size of the shaft, gave me a firm and trustworthy "third leg." Thanks for creating this important addition to my tool kit. I can now do some interesting photography and be much safer.
U.S. Patent 8,136,542
54" SmartStik Free Shipping.
"The BigStik was superb! I was very impressed how much of a grip it had, both on the slippery
trails but also along the granite boulers we encountered and had to cross, covered with ice and
snow. I was very happy to have had the BigStik with me because it saved me from several falls
and helped keep me from slipping many times." James T. December/2010
Want the most efficient hiking staff?... hike with one BigStik. Want to burn more calories?... then walk with a pair of traditional hiking poles: In the Feb 19, 2013 issue of 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." Of course, if you want to use two BigStiks with every step you can burn extra calories. If you are on a thru hike, then use one BigStik and, on easy trail section, carry it horizontal and swing your arms for the most efficient stride.
"Bruce, how right you were! Just got back from Zion and my REI walking stick felt
unstable and wobbly. I am immediately re-ordering your BigStik...I had no idea
how superior it really is." Ed S. 4/7/12
Hiking Staff, Shelter Pole, City Staff, Camera Monopod, Gun Rest, Water Pipe, and more...
Big - Fat - Strong - but Light! All other poles are heavier or they break. This is the only carbon hiking pole with a breakage warranty. Why carry skinny hiking poles that slip, jam, bend, and break? ... and weigh more than the BigStik! The BigStik is a fat 21mm (13/16 inch) diameter carbon tube that has the comfortable hand feel of a wood hiking staff (not the slick cold touch of aluminum tubing). But the BigStik is one fifth the weight of oak and even stronger. Vault across streams with no fear. Packs down to only 18" long so it fits inside your backpack and travel luggage (or on your lap in a restaurant).
Instant Height Adjustment -- Change the height of your BigStik every few seconds on rocky up and down trail sections. The Slide/Lock Strap uses a Prussik knot that slides easily when you push up or down right on the knot, but grips instantly and never slips with downward pressure on the strap. The strap also makes a great rifle rest for hunters.
Texas Toothpick -- The BigStik is also your Trail Defense System. The T-9 aluminum Texas Toothpick cannot compete with your traditional steel knife, but is sharp enough to leave a big hole in any creature unwise enough to attack you. Put the Texas Toothpick section as the bottom segment to make a spear or stick it into soft ground to make a monopod for your camera. You can assemble your BigStik with the Sections in any order you like.
Aluminum Tips -- The aluminum bottom tips are anodized T-9 aluminum with the lower end filled with epoxy/glass that sticks on rocks better than carbide and lasts 1,000+ miles. And the wide aluminum tips do not damage tree roots and trails like the sharp carbide tips. The BigStik+ includes a rubber crutch tip for quiet walking on pavement or in buildings. Pull of the Tip and you'll see all the carbon sections are hollow... airport security can see right through. The BigStik becomes a big drinking straw or a pipe to collect water from difficult seeps.
Shelter Pole -- The different lengths of the carbon sections and aluminum tips allow you to build a pole of almost any length. The patented joints do not wiggle at all and cannot slip and collapse.
Lifetime Guarantee -- You get a lifetime guarantee against joint failure or breakage (other carbon poles have no breakage warranty). And there is no unreliable locking mechanism to jam or collapse just when you need it to stop that fall.
"Just got back from a little trip to the Lake District, and I LOVED the Stik. You'll notice an order for a 11" extension, I just need a little more length on the pole, particularly for downhill. The camera cap worked nicely for my pocket camcorder. Thanks for a great product!" Phil T. June/2009
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• Order by phone - have your credit card ready and call 979-798-2248; ask for Bruce or Debbie.
• Send a Money Order - Fill up your shopping cart to see the total price, print it out and mail with the money order.
The LuxuryLite BigStik is made in Texas by Texas Citizens. Remember, all LuxuryLite products have a 30 day free trial and lifetime warranty... see the home page for the complete details. The BigStik is warranteed against breakage under normal hiking conditions. Return the broken section for a free replacement.
Build Your Custom BigStik.
- All the items below will plug into the BigStik sold above.
- Add up the listed carbon and tip lengths to get the overall length of Your Stik.
- Remember, a BigStik must have one Aluminum Tip and can use only one Tip at a time.
Shipping is $5 unless ordered with your BigStik above.
Features of LuxuryLite® BigStik are protected by US Patent 8,136,542.
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