Video:- What are Nordic walking poles made of?

Nordic walking poles are the characteristic feature of this complete sport. Thanks to Nordic walking poles, this sport works out all of the body's muscles. Without them there would be no such thing as Nordic walking! Find out about all of the elements that make a Nordic walking pole with Olivier Capelli, double Nordic walking world champion.

Unlike hiking, in Nordic walking the poles help to drive your body forward. The poles help to improve speed while protecting your joints.

A Nordic walking pole is made of 4 elements:

• The shaft. To minimise vibrations and look after your joints, go for a shaft of at least 80% carbo
n• The grip, often made of cork so as to absorb the perspiration from your hands.

• The gauntlet, that constitutes the link between your hand and the Nordic walking pole.

• The pad, composed of a pointed end to walk on paths and trails, which can be fitted with a pad specially designed for walking on the road.