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Pole Handle Covers

Theresa Brandon

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I save the ankle cuffs from worn out wool socks, for wrist warmers, replacement knit cuffs, and pot holders. I never bother hemming them as they don't seem to unravel. I turned this pair into covers for my Pacer Pole handles but the technique could be used on any style pole.

1 - Decide which side you want facing out. I want the knit ribbed side facing out so I turn them inside out. You might prefer the cushioned loop side out.

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2 - pull over the handle with the finished edge toward the bottom of the pole. Fasten in place with rubber bands (I use 2 medium size hair rubber bands on each pole, as they are bound in fabric and last longer than ordinary rubber bands). Velcro or elastic would work, too. Experiment with placement to see what works best for you.


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4 - invert cuffs over the handles.
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I save the ankle cuffs from worn out wool socks, for wrist warmers, replacement knit cuffs, and pot holders. I never bother hemming them as they don't seem to unravel. I turned this pair into covers for my Pacer Pole handles but the technique could be used on any style pole.

1 - Decide which side you want facing out. I want the knit ribbed side facing out so I turn them inside out. You might prefer the cushioned loop side out.

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2 - pull over the handle with the finished edge toward the bottom of the pole. Fasten in place with rubber bands (I use 2 medium size hair rubber bands on each pole, as they are bound in fabric and last longer than ordinary rubber bands). Velcro or elastic would work, too. Experiment with placement to see what works best for you.


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4 - invert cuffs over the handles.
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Great idea!
 

Becky 59

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Brilliant! Do they get warm or moist on a hot day?
 

Yoyo

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2021
To avoid sweaty, slippery Pacer Pole handles, I just pull a pair of (uncut) thin cotton socks over the handles and roll the cuffs up a bit. They provide a secure grip and can easily be washed whenever necessary.

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Marbe2

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2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
I prefer silk gloves. They prevent sweat, blisters and sunburn....
But this might be a great idea to further protect the handles in transit.
 

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