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Walking Canes/Poles. 15739

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Walking Canes/Poles.
« on: December 28, 2008, 06:19:30 PM »
Right due to continued foot woes, and a point blank refusal on my part of get a tin top or motorbike, I'm going to need a cain to get about on if I've got to walk or stand for any significant period of time :(

But I know nothing about them, figuring at the tender age of 32 I'd not need one for a good few years at least >:(

What I want is a nice light cane, that can stand up to the occational wrapping around a bad guys skull :D, Ideally available this side of the pond too :)

And some sizing information would be great too :tu:

Thanks in advance fella's :)

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Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,370 blah blah blah
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 06:22:12 PM »
I don't know if it's available over there... but I always liked this one >:D

http://www.coldsteel.com/irishblackthorn.html

If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
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Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 06:23:59 PM »
Cold steel do an amazing City stick or for the more relaxed approach try their "Walkabout"  :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 06:35:51 PM »
Hmm, how about something like this for Micky the old. :D
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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 08:37:13 PM »
I don't know if it's available over there... but I always liked this one >:D

http://www.coldsteel.com/irishblackthorn.html
Now that I like >:D

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 08:37:42 PM »
Cold steel do an amazing City stick or for the more relaxed approach try their "Walkabout"  :cheers:
Hmm that looks good too :)

Anything domestically though :think:

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 08:37:59 PM »
Hmm, how about something like this for Micky the old. :D
Sod off :twak: :D

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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,943 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 01:40:27 AM »
I've used a cane on occasion (bad knees) and the best advice I could give is; don't get anything too heavy.  You'll just end up resenting the fact that you are carting around the extra weight.  Check out your local antiques and bric-a-brac shops, you might get a nice cane for £20-£30 as long as it hasn't got silver fittings.

BTW I just put my cane on the kitchen scales and it weighs in at less than 8oz.  I still wouldn't want it wrapped round the side of my head.  ;)

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,943 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008, 01:54:59 AM »
For your academic enjoyment.

http://ejmas.com/jnc/jncart_barton-wright_0200.htm

I know some chaps that have worked with this system and have done some work on it myself and, despite the silly hats, it is a quite effective system. 


Disclaimer:  I will now point out that as a responsible Martial Arts instructor I do not recommend you carry anything with self defence in mind.  It puts you on the wrong side of the law here in the UK.  Sorry for the serious bit, normal service will resume shortly.  :ahhh  ;)

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2008, 02:55:35 AM »
What style of martial arts do you study? I have studied: Brazillian Jujitsu, Aikido, Judo (still studying), and Kenpo.. After years of martial art training, I would have to say Judo is my favorite!

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2008, 03:04:58 AM »
I bought a couple of cheap walking poles recently, as I have RA and had intended to take up walking with SWMBO. Although I've only managed to walk as far as the car so far, Gareth's point about weight sounds very valid.

I suppose for use about town etc, those colourful poles aren't really ideal.

I bought this kind of thing, but much cheaper until I know whether they would be much use to me:



Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,168 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 03:46:54 AM »
Leki and Komperdell are common manufacturers of trekking poles, which are infinitely adjustable with telescoping shafts.  They're lightweight and collapse for easy loading into packs and cars.  Usually you can find rubber tips for inside use.

If you're looking at this sort of option, I can highly recommend both companies.

No good as weapons however.  :D

Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,370 blah blah blah
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 06:43:16 AM »
Here ya go Micky... on your side of the pond too (I think)

http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?SaleItemID=246838

If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,269
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2008, 07:40:05 AM »
ohh no! you think he was cocky before!

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2008, 11:19:44 AM »
For your academic enjoyment.

http://ejmas.com/jnc/jncart_barton-wright_0200.htm

I know some chaps that have worked with this system and have done some work on it myself and, despite the silly hats, it is a quite effective system. 


Disclaimer:  I will now point out that as a responsible Martial Arts instructor I do not recommend you carry anything with self defence in mind.  It puts you on the wrong side of the law here in the UK.  Sorry for the serious bit, normal service will resume shortly.  :ahhh  ;)
Great linky mate :) That's definetly being saved to favourites :)

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2008, 11:20:43 AM »
Here ya go Micky... on your side of the pond too (I think)

http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?SaleItemID=246838
Thanks for that mate, I'm just going to check with Flash the legal implications then I'll probably snag that one :tu:

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2008, 11:21:13 AM »
ohh no! you think he was cocky before!
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Me and Miss Peel, I can live with that :drool:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2008, 11:52:51 AM »
ohh no! you think he was cocky before!
(Image removed from quote.)
Me and Miss Peel, I can live with that :drool:

Actually, that picture must be 40 years old, you might stand a chance with her now Mike :D

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2008, 12:07:05 PM »
For an older lass she's still not that bad now ;)

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2008, 11:09:21 PM »

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Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2009, 03:08:49 AM »
I'm sure this is not legal in UK, but maybe (just maybe  >:D), you can consider using one of these!

http://www.topsknives.com/product_info.php?cPath=7&products_id=217

Carlos

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,269
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2009, 08:18:28 AM »
it's okay, Mike isn't legal in the UK either :P

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2009, 09:24:23 AM »
Nope not legal sadly Carlos :'(

WD :twak: :twak: :D

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Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2009, 03:23:45 AM »
I got one of my walking sticks from a place in Scotland. (Proper Scotland, far west)



I don't know if there's still some bitterness there (everything I know of English history I learned from Braveheart) but you could try.
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Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2009, 03:30:47 AM »
Here is a legal question:
Could you carry a walking stick inside a commercial airliner without you having any medical condition?

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2009, 03:45:35 AM »
I don't know if there's still some bitterness there (everything I know of English history I learned from Braveheart) but you could try.

Lol. You won't surprised to hear that opinions of the historical accuracy of Gibson's "finest" work vary throughout the UK ;).

Personally, whilst our "northern neighbours" are turning out single malt whiskies the way they do, I shan't be severing trade links with them in the foreseeable future. Hic.

Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 60,448
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2009, 05:10:38 AM »
BTW Mike what did you decide on :think: :D

(everything I know of English history I learned from Braveheart) but you could try.

Yeah pretty much the same here :D

Great movie on any account ;)

I have watched a few things on TV since then that have led me to believe that the greater part of it may be fiction though :o :D
No Life Club Posts: 3,995
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2009, 06:43:34 AM »
Quote
I have watched a few things on TV since then that have led me to believe that the greater part of it may be fiction though


I won't hear of it!

Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 60,448
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2009, 07:03:45 AM »
Quote
I have watched a few things on TV since then that have led me to believe that the greater part of it may be fiction though


I won't hear of it!



 ::) :pok: It sure seemed that way when I watched the documentary on William Wallace :pok: :D
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Walking Canes/Poles.
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2009, 10:02:45 AM »
BTW Mike what did you decide on :think: :D

(everything I know of English history I learned from Braveheart) but you could try.

Yeah pretty much the same here :D

Great movie on any account ;)

I have watched a few things on TV since then that have led me to believe that the greater part of it may be fiction though :o :D
Just got a cheapie adjustable steel one for now, as I'm waiting for some Hazel to season a bit first :)

I tell you what is a bugger though, none of the Cold Steel etc ones are long enough for me, and all seem to be made for people a good few inches shorter than I am >:(

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!

 

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