Leki is best known for
their extensive range of innovative poles and their latest introduction, the
Vision Platinum Limited Edition is no different. The strap system, which
connects to a Trigger Glove (not included) provides more security, comfort
and control on the runs and in open terrain.
Leki originated the use of
nylon webbing for straps and created plastic molded grips and baskets in
place of metal and leather. Additionally, Leki developed an aluminum
tempering process that produces pole shaft with incomparable strength,
durability, and reliability.
As the ski market continued to
flourish, Leki began manufacturing hiking poles primarily for European
mountain guides. The concept of using two poles as means of relieving stress
on knee joints and the lower back appealed to climbers who also saw benefits
in performance and safety.
Leki poles eventually caught
on with the general hiking and trekking population that recognized and
appreciated the preventive health benefits as well as the climbing support
and stabilizing effects.
Today, the company
manufacturers some of the highest end ski poles available for skiers,
trekkers and Nordic walkers. (They even offer adjustable Nordic walking
Suggested retail is $129.95.
For more information on how to purchase Leki ski poles, visit their website
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