I have a story regarding how I learned about your product. Please do not lose interest, as I do like to "tell the story" and enjoy detail. I was visiting my local library in late summer 2015. I met a younger woman in the library that had a pair of your walking poles. She reported a medical problem that interfered with her balance. She had researched walking poles,discovered your brand ordered them and indicated that she was immensely impressed with the quality. She apparently had tried other poles and they did not "measure up" to the quality of your poles. I was impressed with her testimony, got the brand name of the poles from her and did my own research. I was very impressed with your web site and the information I gained after research. I ordered a set and have been so happy with my decision. I have been and avid "walker" since age 26 and I am now 63. I wanted something to "step up" my effort when walking and the Exerstrider poles "filled the bill. " I have increased endurance, am more easily able to climb hills, and lost weight around my "belly" and flank area. I love my poles, and when other walkers that I encounter ask about the poles, I am "telling my story" giving them my experience, providing the name of your product,and how to find your product on the internet. I am very pleased with your product, service and the outcomes I have experienced. I am most grateful that I have this "story" to tell. Thank you for your interest. Pamela Hill, Macomb, Il.