Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stikstool vs trekking pole disadvantages

Some things to consider when deciding to purchase a hiking stick (Stikstool) or trekking poles. Trekking pole manufacturers advise you to adjust the length of the poles for up hill, down hill and flat terrain. I am 49 years old and have hiked most of my life. Very few hikes are on trails that are a constant flat, up or down terrain. Even on trails that have considerable elevation gain have switch backs and down hill sections. To constantly stop and adjust two poles every time the trail ahead changes is, to me, ludicrous. Where is the comfort and enjoyment in that? Most all of them have handles that make it awkward to grip the pole anywhere but on the handle which is uncomfortable (unless you change the length) when the terrain changes. Now with the new Stikstool Model CF002 lightweight carbon fiber trekking poles, you don't have to constantly stop and change the length of the pole. With the generous 10 inch grip of the Stikstool all you have to do is grip the pole in a different spot. Simple!

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Stikstool for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts!

The Stikstool makes a great gift for the Boy Scout or Girl Scout in your family. I have been on many backpacking trips where scouts have camped in the same area that I was camping. I still see chairs strapped to outside of backpacks. Help the scout in your family enjoy their adventure more by taking some weight off their back with the Original Stikstool ( Their camp chair will always be with them. Sturdy, convenient and comfortable.

Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July Stikstool

Happy 4th of July from the folks at Terrapathic Engineering, the makers of the Original Stikstool!!!

Go take a hike!!!

Happy trails!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stikstool - Perfect Fathers Day Present!

Fellow Hikers,

Don't forget to order your Stikstool in time for Father's Day. The Stikstool is the perfect Father's Day gift.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stikstool - New website

The Original Stikstool has published a new website. Check it out.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stikstool - The lightest stool bar none

The Stikstool weighs less than 5 ounces. Thats all you need to carry in your pack. The seat, collar and 4 end caps. Thats all, less than 5 ounces. Compare that to any comfortable seat or stool out there. Pads don't because they are not comfortable to me.

Stikstool - trekking vs hiking

When did the wooden hiking stick become unfashionable? I still see people using them. It is still a personal preference. I still see blogs where comments about the Stikstool is too heavy. They comment as if you were carrying it on your back. It weighs less than a wooden hiking stick. Now I realize you can make a wooden stick weigh as much as you want. I weighed several and the average is above 26 ounces. How weak are these hikers? My children hiked with hiking sticks that weighed more than 26 ounces. I'll say it again, how weak are you? Have you ever hiked with a wooden hiking stick and at the end of the hike said, wow that is one heavy stick?
Are the trekking poles just a fashion statement? Can one hold the weight of a hiker leaning heavily on it, or do you need two? Do those who prefer trekking poles tell their friends, hey I'm going trekking this weekend. I don't, I go hiking. I can't tell you how many times I need a hand to grab a rock or tree to get to where I am going. I like having a free hand.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stikstool update!

The Stikstool has recently had another manufacturing process improvement. The process for manufacturing the couplings has changed slightly which results in a more accurate and consistent product.