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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.