Alpenstock is more like the ski poles used for snowboarding. They help you move up and down better. Whether it's flat ground or rugged hills, alpenstock can help you increase your average speed.
They are effective in reducing leg, knee, ankle, and foot injuries, especially when going downhill. A 1999 study in the Journal of Sports Medicine showed that alpenstock can reduce pressure on the knees by up to 25 percent.
Hiking in the countryside, trekking poles can also keep thorny blackberries and cobwebs away.
In flat areas, alpenstock helps you establish a consistent rhythm, which increases your speed.
Alphas provide two additional points of contact, which increase grip in the mud, snow and sparse rocks.
It helps maintain balance in difficult terrain, such as crossing a river, on paths lined with roots, and on slippery dirt roads. Keeping your body balanced will help you pass faster and more easily.
Alpenstock can be used to detect the road ahead, such as puddles, melting snow Bridges and quicksand.
They can be used to fend off attacks from dogs, bears, and other wild animals by holding them on top of their heads to make them look bigger. It can be thrown as a spear if necessary.
Alpenstock helps to lighten the load you carry on the journey. If you're carrying too much weight and want to take a nap, lean on your alpenstock.
Not only can the alpenstock be used for hiking, it can also be used as a tent pole. Trekking poles are stronger than tent poles, so they are less likely to break in the wind. The alpenstock can also be used as a medical splint and for ultra light paddling.