JENNIFER G I have multiple health issues that can make walking very difficult.. Heard about Leki and searched a lot of walking sticks ended up getting this one and very happy with it.
STEVEN S The LEKI Sierra is an excellent product. I use it as a trekking pole and as a monopod for photography. It is not the greatest monopod, but no monopod I looked at doubled as an acceptable trekking pole. It's perfect for taking pictures on hikes and is reasonably good at places like zoos. It is lightweight, durable, and comfortable. I've used it on hikes up to about 14 miles long in Arizona and Utah. When using it as a monopod, I lock the shock absorber and sometimes add a small lightweight ballhead. I also have a really nice pair of LEKI Enzian trekking poles.
TOM M Not sure what your question is but this is an excellant pole. My wife and I do aggresive hiking on dificult trails and this pole has been excellant. Very good buy and a must for us.