Testimonials

SWIX Ski And Walking Poles – A History Of Quality

“I love these poles! Great quality, light-weight, and …hey, it feels great to be holding ‘ski poles’ again! I used Swix ski poles 50 years ago, and it’s wonderful to see that they still make the best!”

Jerry

THANKS

I am spreading the word. Your poles are wonderful and so much better than my cheap ones – improper fit, handgrips that cause cramps, poor posture!

Bonnie

Comfortable And Adjustable Straps

Dear SkiWalking,

I LOVE my SWIX VIP poles.

Sylvia

Happy Customers Are A Good thing

I love my poles!! Thanks so much for your help!!

Shirely

Nordic Walking And Yoga A Winning Combination

Love these poles. Makes walking a much better work-out. I walk 5 miles every other day with a yoga day in between.

George

Walking Poles Are A God Send

These poles are a God send. I cannot walk without them. I have very bad back issues, and have used the Carbon VIP poles for years. I’m having back surgery before the end of the year, so I’ll definitely rely on the poles afterwards. Yesterday I ordered a pair of the NEW Carbon Poles and was told I would have them by Friday. What a great company!! I highly recommend them!! Karen

Best Poles For Family And Friends

This is my third purchase for family. Glad to hear of wounded warriors effort!

God Bless – Martha

Quality Poles Better Than A Cane

I had a mild stroke and a friend bought these amazing walking poles for me. I love them so much better than the average cane. I recommend them. Very comfortable to use.

Carolyn

SO Grateful – LOVE MY POLES

PETE – SO GRATEFUL MY NEIGHBOR SHOWED ME HIS NEW WALKING POLES. They looked just perfect for me. I immediately ordered my poles and they came so quickly. I will for sure spread the word to all and everyone who is interested…or might be… including the two gals in our fitness center.

Realized this AM when I was walking …much cooler day after long heat…that the poles will really help my posture and strengthening. Will also tell my wonderful PT in Newport Beach.

So many parks and walking paths around the Irvine villages planned community…Woodbridge Village lake being a favorite in my pre-accident days as well as Quail Hill and Shady Canyon, the Sea and Sage Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary where we get so many birds passing through on the Pacific Flyway. May even go park at Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and walk the road (but avoid the bikes!)   It is spurring me on to try to regain my strength etc. after the car accident 9 months ago.

Judy

Best Walking Poles For Health And Fitness

My Skiwalking poles are fantastic! They provide a grest whole body workout, I’m very impressed.

Bette

Physical Therapist Recommended

I bought a set of these poles for myself because I have MS and my PT recommended real nordic walking poles. I think mine are wonderful!

Janet

Walking A Marathon After Two Spinal Fusions – With Poles Of Course

Love my walking poles! Had spinal fusion a year ago, for the second time. Am planning to walk a marathon next April using these poles, as they make my walks pain free and enjoyable! Thank you!

Erika

Purchased For My Active 80-Year-old Father, Who Happens To Have Neuropathy. These Walking Poles Will Help Him Continue To Stay Active!

Pete,

Thank you!  I purchased them for my active 80-year-old father, who happens to have neuropathy.  These walking poles will help him continue to stay active!

My dad says there are three kinds of senior adults:

“Go-Goes”

“Slow-Goes”

and “No-Goes”

I’m so excited that he’s going to continue to be in the “Go-Goes” category!

Thank you,

Debbie

These Poles Are Honestly Giving Me My Life Back

Hi Pete!

I’ve had my SWIX walking poles for about a month now, and I’m thrilled. Left a five-star review for you – I appreciate how unbelievably prompt everything was – as well as for the poles themselves. I’ll definitely be recommending you to anyone who wants a pair.

We just got a large dog who needs to be walked for long distances on a regular basis, and with the hands-free leash my friend made, I’m able to use my poles while walking the dog and push further distances more easily.

Thanks again for everything. These poles are helping me to be much more active, and are honestly giving me my life back.

Jon

 

4th Year Since Cancer And Diabetes. 2 Miles A Day No Matter The Weather

Going on 4th year since cancer and diabetes. 2 miles a day no matter the weather, Pete Edwards is a life prolonger. Plus it’s fun.

Nana

Lost 55# with the help of the poles

“….weight issues……I lost about 55 lbs, and Nordic walking played a huge role in that! Thanx, Pete Edwards, for introducing me to Nordic walking :)…. Plus the poles help me with balance issues especially when in the woods with a bad ankle. So, all in all I can’t say enough about the poles:)”

No Vibration Like With Two and Three Piece Poles

Received the poles yesterday…a great day for testing them out as it was a rainy day. Hiked 5 miles on various ground types and hills…was I surprised! Such a big difference compared to the 3 piece aluminum poles that I had been using. I really had my doubts about the one- piece carbon poles. Your poles do not vibrate and are much more secure so, I am very pleased.

Glad I chose these poles over the Black Diamond brand… They do not, in my opinion have the same response.

Poles Helping with Gait and Balance after Double Knee Replacement

I had bilateral double knee replacement on June 4, 2013. I needed some therapeutic exercise to build up my strength and get me walking again. I love walking and I came across your site and read up on Nordic walking. It seemed to be the perfect answer to my quest! I just received my poles last week and tried them out for the first time yesterday. I had a wonderful walk for about a mile and a half on my new bionic knees! It was so wonderful and freeing to be walking again after 10 years of no exercise do to my arthritic old knees. The poles helped in my gait and balance, all of which I need right now. They also helped take some of the pressure of walking off my knees. And the best part is I HAD NO PAIN!

I just wanted to share this with you and anyone who has had knee replacement. This exercise is just perfect for coming back from surgery and gaining strength and muscle and balance and helping gait, all so important after  knee replacement surgery.

Core and Arm Workout With Poles

Just came back from my first Ski Walk and absolutely love it!!!  As an aerobics instructor, I can highly recommend this exercise to everyone and anyone.  I will be talking these up to my students who need to get on dry land for cross training even on our indoor track.  I am amazed at the core and arm work and posture alignment while walking with these.
Thanks for the FAST shipment and great customer service!!!  also, your DVD and written cues for using the equipment are perfect.

Cried Tears of Joy and Gratitude

For the past year, I have had an unusual and confusing neurological movement disorder, known by 3 different names as: functional neurological disorder, functional movement disorder, or psychogenic movement disorder. The condition makes it difficult for me to walk smoothly and without fear that my legs will freeze, drag, or buckle. To compensate for my gait disturbance, I have been walking with a cane which helps but doesn’t quite offer the stability and fluidity in walking I am looking for. Being someone in their 30’s, I took for granted the ability to walk and wondered if I would ever be able to feel that freedom again. I am happy to say, I am free again, the Nordic ski-walking poles work. I am able to walk more upright, balanced and smoothly. I do not understand the neuroscience behind it, but something about using all four limbs forces my brain to focus, and the steps get smoother and smoother with each stride. I literally cried tears of joy and gratitude on my first walk. I love these poles and can’t thank you enough for your wonderful customer service and fast shipping!

Poles Making a Significant Difference

Dear Pete, I got some Nordic poles from you several months ago and love them. I have ME/CFS and an unstable left hip. The combination of problems was keeping me from being able to hike on our country property, and the lack of exercise was even making it hard to get on my horse. The poles are making a significant difference in my ability to get around, in my strength, and certainly in my enjoyment of life. I’ve begun to shed some weight I’d gained because I couldn’t exercise, I am riding again, and I’m so pleased to be more active and enjoy the outer reaches of our home.
So I just ordered another pair for a neighboring friend who has arthritic knees, and we will get out on our trails together just as soon as they arrive. They are fun to use, extremely helpful for the range of issues I was dealing with, and my fitness has improved considerably. I can’t wait to see the same thing happen to my friend. Thanks so much for this great product.

Walking with MS and a Hip Replacement

I love my poles. I have MS and have had my right hip replaced. For 28 years before I had the hip replacement, I was a runner.  My balance had become a real problem from the MS.  I got the poles 2 weeks ago and now I am able to walk 2 miles without any problem.  My balance has started improving and the stress on my hip replacement has been relieved.

Walking Poles are a Life Saver

Three years ago I was given a gift of a pair of Nordic Walking Sticks  after a hip repair surgery. During the 3 years my pain continued until a recent hip replacement surgery in January this year. During the years the poles have been a true life saver. Unfortunately 4 weeks ago i was tipped off a tall chair, cracking my pelvis after the fall on a tile floor. And again my walking sticks are a life saver! Thank you!

Arthritis in Left Knee-Poles Helping!

The poles are great.  I have some arthritis in my left knee and walking with the sticks allows me to exercise without causing more problems with the knee.  Also, I love the carrying bag.  It is very clever how you constructed it to easily adjust according to the size of the poles.  Also, the quality is above and beyond the cost.  Thanks again

Impressed with Service and Product

Wanted to say thank you so much for getting my order to me in time for my Christmas time birthday.  Product is wonderful.  So impressed with the service and product.  Loved the little Santa ornament with walking poles, really made me smile.

Will highly recommend you all to anyone.

Poles Helping with MS

I just want to tell you how much your ski walking poles have helped me.

I have Multiple Sclerosis and my friend who lives up by

you in Empire, Michigan gave me the poles.  I don’t need to loose any

weight(the opposite actually), but with my being very off balance and

falling often, these poles have been fabulous. People ask me about them

all of the time.  It’s so great to have something in which I can stand upright

rather than leaning forward as I do with my canes and the hand gripes are

awesome.  Happy holidays to you and thank you so much for this wonderful

product.  I will send all of the people who ask me about them to you.

Thank You For Supporting Our Troops

I just received my poles yesterday from the Red Cross at Evans Army Community Hospital here on Fort Carson. First off I’d like to thank you for your support of the soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion.

Secondly I would like to express my gratitude for the new found stability that I have with these poles. I live on post and insist on walking from my house to the WTB every morning for the ride to our  adaptive PT location. Now that it is getting colder I was beginning to question whether I would be able to make the walk once the snow and ice really begin sticking around. With these poles and a set of Yak Trax I feel as confident as ever, and am even thinking about hiking up Pikes Peak when the summit opens. Thank you very much.

Can’t Be Without Them

My husband and I have walking sticks that we purchased from you a few years ago.    Can’t be without them…at the age of 65 I like to walk in an upright position and the sticks keep me that way   not to mention that they help me burn more calories !!   Thanks for your time…Love your product !!!!

Helpful Nordic Walking Instructions – The American Nordic Walking System

Pete – LOVE ‘EM LOVE ‘EM LOVE ‘EM!!!! Now, I probably will never do my walks without my nordic walking poles ever again! Yes, your instructions were very good and I can see that my skiing will be even better this winter! What a sport! Yesterday I biked up in NH at the Franconia Notch State Park and I was thinking while biking, “wow, this trail would have been GREAT with the poles!”.
Be thankful for our United Stated of America. Thanks!
cheers,
Tina

Nordic Walking For Weight Loss

I think I have been Nordic Walking almost every single day since we met with you. The nordic walking poles have been highly motivating. I continue to feel that I get a much better overall work out and have lost both inches and pounds with the inches being from the mid-section!
Again, thank you so much — Hope to see you again at some point!
Nelda