By Gill Stewart at
Exciting news – the brand new 2012 Leki poles have arrived and feature a very clever new Paw system called the ‘Smart Tip’. No longer the need to take your paws on and off you poles on different terrains, or losing them to the nearest drain or muddy patch, they simply click up to reveal the carbide tip, or down for the paw.
Spare pads will be available for purchase if and when required but we are really impressed with this simple and easy to use system.
The Smart Tip is available on the following 2012 Leki Models:
Smart Titanium – £79.95
Fixed length 100% HTC aluminium pole – 100cm, 105cm, 110cm, 115cm, 120cm, 125cm, 130cm
Smart Traveller Alu – £89.00
Telescopic 100% HTC Aluminium pole adjustable from 90cm-130cm.
Smart Traveller Carbon – £115
Telescopic 100% Carbon pole
Adjustable from 90cm-130cm
Fixed Length 100% Carbon pole – 100cm, 105cm, 110cm, 115cm, 120cm, 125cm, 130cm
There is also replacement paws available when yours wear out. Although new, the feedback so far from our instructors and customers have been great. The Smart Tips seem to work in most terrains with the exception of soft sand, which can clog the mechanism. However this can be easily rectified by rinsing the tips with water, or cleaning the mechanism regularly.