If you are a walking stick user, then at some time you will get to the stage when you need to consider a change of ferrule, or as some may call it, the walking stick replacement tip at the end of your stick.
Ferrules come in a range of different types and so may vary in material or how they look, but it is actually very easy to measure for a new ferrule.
Firstly, what are the benefits of fitting a new walking stick ferrule. The answer to this is that the right ferrule can improve grip and stability. Over time, your ferrule can wear out as it is the main component of the walking stick that makes contact with the ground. Depending on the type of use, i.e. indoors or outdoors, and the hardness and coarseness of the surface, wear can happen gradually over a number of months, or if heavily used outdoors, even within a number of weeks.
How to measure your ferrule instructions
People can sometimes get confused when buying a replacement ferrule, as they can be unsure of the correct diameter dimension and where to measure from.
New ferrules take their dimension from the diameter of the walking stick, i.e. the distance edge to edge of the circle as you look at the stick end on – without the ferrule on.
It is usually enough to use a ruler, or tape measure and place it across the end of the wooden stick and simply measure across. This measurement will match the measurement stated on the ferrule you are purchasing, so you can then easily see you have the correct fit.
So a standard 22mm round ferrule, will fit a stick with a measurement across of 22mm.
Once you have made a correct measurement, you can buy with confidence, knowing that the new ferrule will fit directly on to the stick you own.
At Mobility Smart, we sell a wide range of ferrules, see our website for more information, want to order over the phone, we are on 0800 567 7222, we’d love to hear from you.