This is a long-shot question. But I couldn't find a "nordic walking" forum, so...
I was recently diagnosed with knee problems. So running is out for me. Biking is even more in. I went hiking this weekend. My knees hurt. My buddy had a pair of nice "Leki" hiking poles. I wanted to get some, so I got online at Leki's website.
So I see a category of poles for "nordic walking." It's for people who walk down the street as if they are skiing. This is meant to take impact off of the knees. So now I'm interested in nordic walking poles.
Here is the thing: the poles are ****ing expensive. So I just want to buy one pair. Has anyone ever handled nordic walking poles? Is there any reason I cannot take these hiking?
I realize that the hand grips are different, but I figure that I can just switch them out. I also realize that the walking poles aren't angled, but I figure that's not a big deal.
Like I said, this is probably a long shot, but BF gets a lot of traffic so I figured what the hell. If anyone out there has an answer for me it would be much appreciated.