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need to buy a walking stick

(12 Posts)
stitch Tue 12-Aug-08 00:04:50

any ideas where to look?

Overmydeadbody Tue 12-Aug-08 00:08:12

the woods?

expatinscotland Tue 12-Aug-08 00:11:19

i love my Leki's.

they telescope so they fit on the sides of my pack when not in use and don't snag on foliage.

i started using walking sticks for hillwalking and approaches after my 4th knee surgery.

RedHead81 Tue 12-Aug-08 00:11:43

try ebay - my aunty recently fell 14ft and broke her back very badly in several places - she was very lucky as they didn't think she'd walk, but she's done so well. she didn't like the walking sticks for "old people" and she got a hand painted one from ebay with playboy bunnies on - not to everyones taste, but they should have other designs on there.

RedHead81 Tue 12-Aug-08 00:14:44

here they are

RedHead81 Tue 12-Aug-08 00:17:27

this one is like my auntie's

stitch Tue 12-Aug-08 00:18:53


i need it for dfather. he used to be a fighter pilot in the airforce. i was gobsmacked when he said he was thinking of getting one.
they are not cheap are they?
where can i get leki's? i'll do a google. is that the right name?

expatinscotland Tue 12-Aug-08 00:20:23

can get them in a lot of outdoor shops. they're super sturdy.

RedHead81 Tue 12-Aug-08 00:21:18

ah - sorry, thought it was for you....
well it might help someone else maybe.

stitch Tue 12-Aug-08 00:21:58

wow, you have one trendy auntie. grin

stitch Tue 12-Aug-08 18:12:43

thank you all. i found a disability aids shop, where they had a huge selection, and dfather bought two. a lovely wooden one, and a black aluminium one.

RedHead81 Tue 12-Aug-08 21:17:50

She's only 43, and was really embarrassed about having to use a stick, and that one kind of takes the "old" bit out of the stick IYKWIM. She is quite trendy though! smile

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