The following is purely advice, based upon experience in order to help you look after your poles…
During warm conditions please do not leave your poles in your car; if you have to, do not leave them in direct sunlight. Your pole grips and metal tips are glued in position, thus hot weather may melt the adhesive rendering them loose. Also, it may be best where possible to lay your poles in a flat orientation in your vehicle to prevent any bending due to the heat.
During cold spells do not leave your poles where they may become exposed to severe cold weather. Ideally keep them in a warm room temperature environment.
Regularly check your straps and wash them. I put them in a pillow case and wash them on a cool wash, drying them at normal room temperature.
Check the paws for wear and replace as necessary. Washing mud off your tips and paws is a good way to look after them and perhaps give them a little longer life…
As always, check your poles, straps, tips and paws before starting out on a session.
If you need replacements please let us know and we’ll happily replace them for you.
Always follow the manufacturers maintenance guidelines.