Hi @jayneo,

Great question! The vibration in your poles could be the result of a couple of things. The pole material can have a big impact on vibration, where aluminum poles will vibrate more than carbon fiber. Some aluminum poles will a shock absorbing feature to compensate for the vibrations. Thicker poles with adjustability will also be more stable than thinner poles, like fixed length ones.

Besides materials and features, two more factors that can affect it are the the ground the poles are used on, and the overall pole length. If you are using your poles on hard ground, trekking pole tips can help. If your poles are extended close to or at their maximum length, they can end up vibrating more than if they are not fully extended and there is more overlap between sections. As a result, poles that can adjust to a longer length will be more stable.

The best solution for me is to use a carbon fiber pole. I find them more stable than poles with a shock absorbing feature. I hope this helps!

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