Looking for Cane Recommendations


Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Dan Beaver
 

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

Sure. Please provide the cane info.

Thanks.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 4:53 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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--
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Nimer Jaber

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Dan Beaver
 

Ok,


the cane I got is by way of Independent Living Aids.  It is called a 9 segment telescoping cane there.  My wife looked at it too and that is all they call it.  They have one that is an eight segment cane also for shorter persons.  Not knowing you personally I do not know how tall of a cane you might need.


I forgot to mention that the segments can be extended to accommodate different heights of the user.  I really like how sturdy it is.


Dan beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/12/2022 9:21 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,

Sure. Please provide the cane info.

Thanks.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 4:53 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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--
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Nimer Jaber

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Dan Beaver
 

Hi,


Here is a link to the cane that I just realized my wife had sent me.


https://independentliving.com/9-section-telescoping-cane-54/


Dan Beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/12/2022 9:21 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,

Sure. Please provide the cane info.

Thanks.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 4:53 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Thank you, and have a great day!


--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Nimer Jaber
 

I'm looking for a 58" and it seems like the link you sent is a 54. The only option other than the 54 is a 50. Does this cane go taller than 54"? Who manufactures this cane? Maybe they have different options?

Thank you for your help.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 11:23 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

Hi,


Here is a link to the cane that I just realized my wife had sent me.


https://independentliving.com/9-section-telescoping-cane-54/


Dan Beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/12/2022 9:21 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

Sure. Please provide the cane info.

Thanks.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 4:53 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Thank you, and have a great day!


--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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--
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Nimer Jaber

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Dan Beaver
 

I do not know who manufactures the cane.  I have the 54 inch cane but I am not very tall. :)


The ILA site doesn't give the manufacturer name, my sighted wife even looked for it.  the cane doesn't even have it on the cane itself.


Maybe you could ask ILA if they know who manufactures it.


Sorry I can't be of greater help.


Dan Beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/12/2022 3:14 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

I'm looking for a 58" and it seems like the link you sent is a 54. The only option other than the 54 is a 50. Does this cane go taller than 54"? Who manufactures this cane? Maybe they have different options?

Thank you for your help.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 11:23 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

Hi,


Here is a link to the cane that I just realized my wife had sent me.


https://independentliving.com/9-section-telescoping-cane-54/


Dan Beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/12/2022 9:21 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

Sure. Please provide the cane info.

Thanks.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 4:53 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Thank you, and have a great day!


--
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Nimer Jaber

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--
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Nimer Jaber

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Sascha Cowley
 

Here in Australia, the standard issue cane manufacturer is Bevria. Their aluminium canes are fairly durable, though will inevitably get bent. My experience with their lightweight carbon fibre canes has unfortunately not been positive, with both of them I've had failing in the same way (the joints collapse into the shaft of the cane). I do see on their website that they have two types of lightweight cane, but I do not know which type I have had experience with.
The tips attach through friction fit, but in my 20-or-so years using them I've only had a tip come off accidentally a couple of times.


Mária Orovčíková
 

Hello,
I am from Slovakia, and we use canes by Svarovsky here. They are in Czech.
I have  two canes (orientation cane and signalling cane) from them and I think they are light and durable.
This is the website and contact details:
https://www.svarovsky.cz/en/
billing address: Odlehla 26 | 621 00 Brno | Czech Republic
mailing address: Florianova 473/6 | 612 00 Brno | Czech Republic
+420 541 237 365
e-mail: info@...

I am not sure if they ship to the U.S.
If you need more help, just let me know.
Maria

Dňa 12. 6. 2022 o 3:01 Nimer Jaber napísal(a):

Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Sarah k Alawami
 

My friend has one from ambutech which looks nice! It is $80 but I’m thinking to get this as it is apparently light with a spring that attaches the marshmello tip to the cane itself. Hey, I want to look snazzy and that includes my cane.

 

From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2022 4:53 AM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations

 

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.

 

Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.

 

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,

 

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.

 

--

Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Sarah k Alawami
 

Actually I might search for the ambutech one next month. I’m a 59, Yes I’m tall ish. I hope they have a 59 inch one I can use.

 

From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2022 12:47 PM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations

 

I do not know who manufactures the cane.  I have the 54 inch cane but I am not very tall. :)

 

The ILA site doesn't give the manufacturer name, my sighted wife even looked for it.  the cane doesn't even have it on the cane itself.

 

Maybe you could ask ILA if they know who manufactures it.

 

Sorry I can't be of greater help.

 

Dan Beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/12/2022 3:14 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

I'm looking for a 58" and it seems like the link you sent is a 54. The only option other than the 54 is a 50. Does this cane go taller than 54"? Who manufactures this cane? Maybe they have different options?

 

Thank you for your help.

 

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 11:23 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

Here is a link to the cane that I just realized my wife had sent me.

 

https://independentliving.com/9-section-telescoping-cane-54/

 

Dan Beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/12/2022 9:21 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,

 

Sure. Please provide the cane info.

 

Thanks.

 

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 4:53 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.

 

Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.

 

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,

 

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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Nimer Jaber

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Brian's Mail list account
 

Although I use Ambutech here in the UK, I don't use tap as much, preferring the roller. I'm not so happy with the joints in the newer ones which can both work loose and jam, and so does the cane tip which seems to be secured merely by elastic, but after some use it seems to almost weld itself in, and the warming in water idea does not work.
Many seem to like Revolution, but they seem rather like a spring to me.
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Sent: Monday, June 13, 2022 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations


Actually I might search for the ambutech one next month. I’m a 59, Yes I’m tall ish. I hope they have a 59 inch one I can use.



From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2022 12:47 PM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations



I do not know who manufactures the cane. I have the 54 inch cane but I am not very tall. :)



The ILA site doesn't give the manufacturer name, my sighted wife even looked for it. the cane doesn't even have it on the cane itself.



Maybe you could ask ILA if they know who manufactures it.



Sorry I can't be of greater help.



Dan Beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/12/2022 3:14 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

I'm looking for a 58" and it seems like the link you sent is a 54. The only option other than the 54 is a 50. Does this cane go taller than 54"? Who manufactures this cane? Maybe they have different options?



Thank you for your help.



On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 11:23 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@... <mailto:dbeaver888@...> > wrote:

Hi,



Here is a link to the cane that I just realized my wife had sent me.



https://independentliving.com/9-section-telescoping-cane-54/



Dan Beaver

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/12/2022 9:21 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,



Sure. Please provide the cane info.



Thanks.



On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 4:53 AM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@... <mailto:dbeaver888@...> > wrote:

How critical is the weight factor? I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much. It is a little heavier than my previous canes though. If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it. It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended. All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses. It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.



Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.



Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,



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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Nimer Jaber

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Oh, not one of those in the market for the pink canes with jewelled cats eyes or leds that flash then?
There do seem to be a lot of frivolous designs out there just now.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah k Alawami" <marrie12@...>
To: <chat@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2022 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations


My friend has one from ambutech which looks nice! It is $80 but I’m thinking to get this as it is apparently light with a spring that attaches the marshmello tip to the cane itself. Hey, I want to look snazzy and that includes my cane.



From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2022 4:53 AM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations



How critical is the weight factor? I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much. It is a little heavier than my previous canes though. If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it. It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended. All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses. It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.



Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.



Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,



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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Nimer Jaber

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Brian's Mail list account
 

Yes RNIB had a bad experience with their carbon fibre modular canes. The joints being the week link in the design, they were some kind of reinforced nylon, but tended to break and flex and make creaking noises.

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Sent: Monday, June 13, 2022 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations


Here in Australia, the standard issue cane manufacturer is Bevria. Their aluminium canes are fairly durable, though will inevitably get bent. My experience with their lightweight carbon fibre canes has unfortunately not been positive, with both of them I've had failing in the same way (the joints collapse into the shaft of the cane). I do see on their website that they have two types of lightweight cane, but I do not know which type I have had experience with.
The tips attach through friction fit, but in my 20-or-so years using them I've only had a tip come off accidentally a couple of times.


Sarah k Alawami
 

Yeah this one has a wooden leather handle which I think I'll like. I tend to be loud when out, so that might get people's attention lol! I do have a cane though for every day stuff, this I'll just use on special occasions like when I'm giving presentations etc

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Oh, not one of those in the market for the pink canes with jewelled cats eyes or leds that flash then?
There do seem to be a lot of frivolous designs out there just now.
Brian

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Sent: Monday, June 13, 2022 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations


My friend has one from ambutech which looks nice! It is $80 but I’m thinking to get this as it is apparently light with a spring that attaches the marshmello tip to the cane itself. Hey, I want to look snazzy and that includes my cane.



From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2022 4:53 AM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Looking for Cane Recommendations



How critical is the weight factor? I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much. It is a little heavier than my previous canes though. If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it. It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended. All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses. It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.



Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.



Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,



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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Dennis Clark
 

Hello Dan,

If you can send me the info on your telescoping cane I would appreciate it. My personal address is:


dennis@...


Thanks for your help.



On 6/12/2022 4:53 AM, Dan Beaver wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Dave Grossoehme
 

Dan can you send me that information as well.  It's always nice to have information on items like this.  Thanks in advance.\

Dave


On 8/17/2022 6:50 PM, Dennis Clark wrote:

Hello Dan,

If you can send me the info on your telescoping cane I would appreciate it. My personal address is:


dennis@...


Thanks for your help.



On 6/12/2022 4:53 AM, Dan Beaver wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Dan Beaver
 

Here you go:


https://independentliving.com/9-section-telescoping-cane-54/
also available in 8 section 50"

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 8/18/2022 3:14 PM, Dave Grossoehme wrote:

Dan can you send me that information as well.  It's always nice to have information on items like this.  Thanks in advance.\

Dave


On 8/17/2022 6:50 PM, Dennis Clark wrote:

Hello Dan,

If you can send me the info on your telescoping cane I would appreciate it. My personal address is:


dennis@...


Thanks for your help.



On 6/12/2022 4:53 AM, Dan Beaver wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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Dennis Clark
 

Hello Dan,

Thanks so much for the info. I think my wife will really like this.

Best,

Dennis


On 8/18/2022 12:23 PM, Dan Beaver wrote:

Here you go:


https://independentliving.com/9-section-telescoping-cane-54/
also available in 8 section 50"

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 8/18/2022 3:14 PM, Dave Grossoehme wrote:

Dan can you send me that information as well.  It's always nice to have information on items like this.  Thanks in advance.\

Dave


On 8/17/2022 6:50 PM, Dennis Clark wrote:

Hello Dan,

If you can send me the info on your telescoping cane I would appreciate it. My personal address is:


dennis@...


Thanks for your help.



On 6/12/2022 4:53 AM, Dan Beaver wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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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Nimer Jaber

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Nimer Jaber
 

It's unfortunate that taller variants aren't available.

Thanks.

On Thu, Aug 18, 2022 at 12:23 PM Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@...> wrote:

Here you go:


https://independentliving.com/9-section-telescoping-cane-54/
also available in 8 section 50"

Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 8/18/2022 3:14 PM, Dave Grossoehme wrote:

Dan can you send me that information as well.  It's always nice to have information on items like this.  Thanks in advance.\

Dave


On 8/17/2022 6:50 PM, Dennis Clark wrote:

Hello Dan,

If you can send me the info on your telescoping cane I would appreciate it. My personal address is:


dennis@...


Thanks for your help.



On 6/12/2022 4:53 AM, Dan Beaver wrote:

How critical is the weight factor?  I purchased a cane a few months ago that I have come to like very much.  It is a little heavier than my previous canes though.  If the weight isn't too critical I can send the info on where i got it.  It is a telescoping cane which locks each section when it is extended.  All you have to do to collapse it is to press the button in at the bottom of the top/handle section and each section will unlock as the cane collapses.  It does have a metal tip but if I recall it can come with a ceramic tip instead.


Let me know if you are interested in the additional info.


Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
On 6/11/2022 9:01 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

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.

--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

Check out and subscribe to BlindTechAdventures in podcast audio form on YouTube for the latest happenings in tech.

You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

Thank you, and have a great day!



--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

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You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

Thank you, and have a great day!