Shaft : 100.0% Aluminium Handle : 100.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
Our field testers. As well as these laboratory tests, Théo, our test engineer, makes sure that each model also undergoes trials on standardised test terrain. They allow us to confirm comfort, ease of adjustment, vibrations, etc. Finally, durability is also checked with a 550 km durability test mission in the Canaries and Pyrenees (GR10).
To set our thresholds, we have measured the stresses on the poles in the most demanding situations. During the design stage, each model undergoes laboratory tests that reproduce these stresses (compression, bending in three places, etc.) until it breaks. We also test parts separately (tightening power, tearing, etc). Finally, these tests are regularly repeated during production to guarantee constant quality.
Store the poles without tightening the adjustment system, to avoid stress and retain their tightening power. Store poles in a dry place.