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Just got my 1st walking cane and tried it out around the block. Seems my walking hand carrying the cane has to move very fast to keep up...it would get behind or I'd have to move it very fast. My hand was tired by the time I'd finished the walk.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? Am I doing something wrong. (didn't think I was walking that fast either)

edit: I'm 6' and cane is 37"
 

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Of have to see your cane next to you, but it sounds like it might be a tad short for your needs and size.
 

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Well, my elbow bends at about 20 degrees.

Got to thinking, could it be too heavy?
 

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From the weight you gave in your other posts, it does sound a bit heavy. Nearly two pounds of cane will tire your hand until you get used to it.

I don't use a cane to walk, but I do have a stick I sometimes use when I go into the woods. It's about 4' but less than 2 pounds even though it's a fairly beefy piece of wood. I have found that moving the stick with every step tires the hand I have it in. Maybe try reversing your grip and putting the cane down every other step.
 

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Course it's 1 and a third lb at 21 oz.

Trying a few steps with reversed grip seemed to help. I'll try that on my walk today.

That seemed to make it jump forward much quicker or it was all in my mind. We'll see.

Thanks for the tip DW.
 
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