At the same time, I love the practicality and convenience of the Swix Twist&Go tips.
The Twist&Go tip is basically a moveable and adjustable tip, enabling the user to switch from the sharp, metal spike, to a rubber tip for pavement use.
When the surface you are Nordic Walking on changes, just twist the Twist&Go tip and you’ll have the perfect tip for that new surface. No need to strain to remove the rubber pavement tips, or to orient them in the right direction.
Besides the small folding factor, LEKI poles have also very handy and nice trigger release straps.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a pole, which had all of the above-mentioned features – until now.
Since I’ll be leaving in a few days for another European vacation, a lot of travel issues have constantly been on my mind.
On today’s morning Nordic walk a great idea all of a sudden flashed in my mind. Why not attach the new and improved, large Swix Twist&Go tips to the LEKI Travellers?!
At first I thought that the LEKI tips would have to be removed, in order to attach the Twist&Go’s. As it turned out, not even that was necessary and the Swix lower unit neatly and tightly slid onto the LEKI tip. All that remained was to attach the larger version of the Twist&Go and I really do believe that I now have the perfect pair of Nordic walking poles for travel.
The extended tip makes the poles a little longer, but since the Travellers are adjustable, there is no problem making them into my usual (125-127) cm length. This setup does change the balance somewhat, but that’s not hard to adjust to.
Although, due to copyright and patent issues I will probably not offer this combination for sale in the store, be advised that we have all of the components available and you are welcome to purchase them separately and put the perfect travel poles together on your own.
LEKI Traveller poles, Swix Twist&Go Complete Lower Unit and the new, large Swix Twist&Go tips.