I've recently retired my guide, and am back to being a
cane user. I'm on the hunt for canes, and I'm hoping that,
by reaching out to a more international group such as is
found here, I might get some responses beyond the typical
responses that I receive from a U.S. group.
I'm looking for a cane. This cane should be light. As
light as possible, while also being durable. This cane
should be easily foldable, collapsable, etc. in some way,
but can not be telescoping unless there is a way to lock
the joints from telescoping at inopportune moments, and
most telescoping canes collapse too easily. This cane also
should have tips that make lots of auditory noise, as I do
rely quite a bit on echo location. I don't want rolling
tips, rolling ball tips, or most commonly used tips. I
appreciate something small and nimble, like a ceramic tip
or something like that. The metal glide tips are okay, but
seem to fall off or break too easily, so I end up going
through quite a lot of them.
A few more things:
* I don't want recommendations for an ambutech cane.
Ambutech canes are garbage, most are too heavy, and the
lighter ones are trash. Ever since they redesigned the
joints, they are worthless, especially in colder
environments. They are heavier than most other canes on
the market. I do, however, like their ceramic tips.
* Revolutions canes are okay, but the tips are more
difficult to replace, and short of using a flimsy adaptor,
they do not have ceramic tips... the closest I get to a
tip that makes some meaningful noise is their metal glide
tips, but those detach and break easily.
* NFB folding canes and telescoping ones are flimsy.
* Chris Park folding canes only support metal glide
tips, not ceramic tips, and are quite flimsy as well, with
tips falling off easily.
So, if you are aware of any other type of tip or cane,
particularly those of you outside of the U.S. that would
meet my requirements, please let me know.
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