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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:00 pm 
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I need something on the end of my hiking stick. I'd like to have a tennis ball or something that would be easier to hold on to rather than just a bare end.

Does anybody have any ideas how to attach a tennis ball...other than the obvious red neck way...duct tape?

What is everybody using?

My hiking stick is a few yrs old from Murrays. The end is just gone. Aluminum.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:38 am 
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Contact cement.

But a tennis ball doesn't have a lot of gluing surface because it's hollow, so it won't stay on for long. The "traditional" ball-shaped end is made of cork.

Personally, I prefer the foam sleeve - it doesn't catch on things and it fits my hand better.

Both are available from Murray's - http://www.murrays.com/mm5/merchant.mvc ... re_Code=MS

Foam sleeve is only $5; cork is $16.50

Use hairspray to put the sleeve on - it acts as a lubricant / solvent glue. Spray into the sleeve, then quickly slide it on.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:04 am 
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If it is the aluminum adjustable stick, I used a Mountain Bike Grip......... Works great, I just need a harness to trap out far enough to use it!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:51 am 
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I have the adjustable hiking stick and used a small rubber ball I had from a key chain. It is smaller than a tennis ball but still gives you a little something to hold onto on the end. I just hollowed it out and taped it up with hockey grip tape. That stuff works great and has a good feel to it and is waterproof, much better than duct tape.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:07 pm 
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Thanks for the ideas.

I was thinking of trying some pipe insulation...? Might not last, but is cheap and easy to replace.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:21 am 
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nedrierson78 wrote:
Thanks for the ideas.

I was thinking of trying some pipe insulation...? Might not last, but is cheap and easy to replace.


Did you consider a golf ball?! They are very easy to drill. You can countersink the screw or bolt head too!

See my steering mod pic (I still need to shorten the stainless bolt so that the nut is flush)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:58 am 
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I use a rubber chair leg end from Lowes or Home Depot fits great very cheap easily replaceable and much safer than having a blunt end It even feels good in the hand
The other issue is that sooner or later the metal hiking stick will get bent or broken a Hobie hot stick is the real way to go
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