EXPLORER

(3 customer reviews)

$485 CAD


CUSTOMIZE YOUR SIDESTIX

To make sure your SideStix work perfectly for you, please click on each section below to select your preferences for the following customization options.

SIDESTIX

CHOOSE YOUR CUFFS

SIDE FRONT 3/4
+50 CAD
+60 CAD
SideStix offer three different cuff options that have different advantages for different walking styles.

CUFF PAD

CHOOSE YOUR GRIPS

SHOCK ABSORBER

LOWER TUBE OPTIONS

LOWER TUBE WRAPS

Add a splash of colour AND protect your lower tubes from scuffs and scrapes. If you want a custom colour or pattern, contact us and we'll see what we can do!

Need to request a quote? Please continue and select the request a quote option at checkout.

DESCRIPTION

The Explorer is our most adaptable and affordable model, allowing you to choose exactly which features you need. You can upgrade each of the components, including cuff styles, carbon fiber tubes and even shock absorbers. Made with the same care and custom built approach, the Explorer doesn’t sacrifice quality.
Explorer Shock Absorber
The shock absorbing system reduces joint compression, pain, and fatigue. Leaving you with more energy to do the things you love.

The shock absorber is best for people who walk longer distances (over 1km), and have a swing-through gait or a vigorous walking style. These people will benefit the most from the damping shock absorber.

Right from the start we designed SideStix to be sleek, stylish, and silent. With a selection of lower tube wraps, you can blend in or stand out. The clamp system allows you to set the height exactly where you want it and lets you to swap out tubes and tips as you need, all while keeping them silent.

Made with aircraft-grade aluminum, the Explorer, in it’s base configuration is our heaviest model (approximately 850g each) as it comes standard with aluminum lower tubes. Despite being heavier, it’s still extremely strong. We’ve stress-tested them for millions of cycles and had them independently tested and approved by the University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories (ISO 11334-1: 2007).
Carbon Fiber Lower Tube
Combining ergonomic angles with a completely custom-built approach means that every pair of SideStix fits perfectly. Once you submit your order, we analyze your measurements and then build each pair according to your dimensions and walking style. That means your pair of SideStix are just as unique as you.
Ergonomic Forearm Angles
A number of options allow you to build the pair of SideStix that is right for you. These options include different grip styles, lower tubes made from carbon fiber or aluminum and also three different types of cuffs; a front cuff, a side cuff, and a 3/4 cuff.
Explorer Cuff Options
The front cuff is a standard cuff opening that allows you to easily get in and out of them while still giving good side to side support. The side cuff gives you great support, allows you to easily get in and out of them, but has the added benefit that they will stay on your arm while you reach for something. The 3/4 cuff gives you the most freedom, but provides the least amount of side to side support.

The optional removable cuff pad fits into any of the cuffs and provides extra comfort.

The Explorer are compatible with all our accessories, meaning you can feel confident walking on any terrain. Grip Caps can help on trails or icy conditions, Sand Shoes will take you to beaches or through mud, and Snowshoes will take through powder snow in the mountains.
Explorer Accessories
A two year warranty combined with superior build quality means that you will save money and reduce the chances of secondary over-use injuries, over a lifetime of owning your SideStix. No more buying replacement crutches once or twice a year! You can trust that SideStix will be there when you need them most.

SPECS

    • Custom built based on your measurements
    • Front opening cuff
    • Aluminum (6061) forearm assembly
    • Choice of 2 different grip styles
    • Aluminum Lower Tubes
    • 5” height adjustment
    • Fetterman Tornado Tips
    • Breaks down easily for travel or storage
    • Compatible with all accessories and attachments
    • High quality Allen key tool
    • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
    • 2 year warranty
    • Maximum Weight Capacity: 300lbs/140kg (Please contact us if your weight exceeds this)
    • Weight: 850g each (approx.)

 

TUTORIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

Explorer Instructions DownloadExplorer Instructions Explorer With Shock Instructions DownloadExplorer With Shock Instructions

REVIEWS

    Jill Gorzkowska
    August 10, 2020
    I am loving my new Sidestix. The hand grips are so comfortable, the ferrules make me feel confident even when the ground is slippy and I am loving the silence! I never realised what a difference that would make to my morale.
    Dick Rapasky
    June 7, 2020
    My SideStixs are working for me much better than expected. Their conspicuous qualities are rigidity and lightness. Also size. Because of their rigidity I feel totally confident moving very quickly and putting high impact full weight on them. The lightness and compactness enables me to place them easily under seats at concerts, theater,etc. Two or three people have stopped me and asked about the crutches. Apparently long them forearm crutch users seem to sense a better device than the one they are using when they see it. The grip covers over the superbly shaped grips make longer distances easier than any crutch I’ve ever used. But the grip covers are beginning to wear out. I will soon order a new pair.
    Elizabeth Venman
    May 13, 2020
    When I first got my SideStix, it took me a while to figure out the appropriate height at which to set them. My mobility and pain varies from day to day, so I wanted the option to adjust the amount of weight I put on my hip depending on how I felt. As my hip has worsened over the last couple years and I've needed to use adaptive equipment again, I was frustrated by being in between the general adult or child sizing for most crutches. As it became apparent that continuing to use crutches could help me postpone a hip replacement, I began looking for lighter, more durable crutches. Even in the few short months of using poorly fitting crutches as an adult, I felt the beginning of repetitive stress injury in my shoulders and wrists. In contrast, when I received my SideStix and fiddled with the adjustable sizing, these compression pains disappeared. I also realized that I had never achieved an even gait on crutches as a kid, despite 5 years of use, likely due to the sizing issue. A lot of the bracing and compensation I had always associated with using crutches seems to be less with the SideStix. Because I like to hike, I chose the cork handgrips (which are great for the AZ heat - my hands sweating no longer means I lose my grip), the carbon fiber lower tubes and the leather cuff pads. I'm happy with all these choices. These crutches are by far the lightest and most agile I've ever used. The tips have good traction, and the adjustable c-clamps feel very secure when I'm using the sticks. The only feature I haven't really gotten used to yet is the pivoting cuffs. I chose the front opening cuffs, which feel very secure, but I continually forget that I can just lift up my forearms and the crutches wont fall off. (Probably just a holdover from so many years of having used crutches that didn't fit my body properly.) I wish I'd had access to something like this as a kid.
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