These have more than met expectations. The length adjustment seems to be positive, I haven't noticed any slippage. The wrist straps are just OK, but the adjustment seems solid. The handles are lame, they are hard plastic and slotted near the heal of your hand. I find them barely tolerable. The other weak point is the tip of the walking poles. While I'm still getting used to them, I'm having a lot of slipping. What I mean it that I plant it OK, but as I’m moving past it and pushing off with my arms all too often the tip slips. I've gone to the Sportline web site to see if I could buy the little tennis shoe looking tips, but the Sportline site only seems to list sports electronics. I couldn't find any mention of the walking poles. They really do add an additional level of execration to your walking. Where I’ve been walking the same route for a while now, I find myself breaking a sweat much earlier in the walk and the backs of my upper arm have been fatigued since I began using the poles. Given my experience with the equipment, I'd still buy the product. I originally bought them because they are real cheap (low cost), but I think unless I really get into using the walking poles (lets say in 3 months or so) they will work for me just fine. Sure wish I could find better tips for the poles. One last comment, when I walk with my wife I usually have to slow down for her. When she walks with the poles I not only don't have to slow down for her, but I have speed up some to keep up. They do make a difference. Below where it asks how often I use the equipment the correct answer would 5 -6 times a week.
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