[nabs-l] 50/50 NFB Canes

Katy Carroll kc2992a at student.american.edu
Sun Aug 8 22:28:45 UTC 2010


I bought a 50/50 cane and I unhappy that there is nothing to secure the cane
when fold the cane.
Kate



On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Marsha Drenth <marsha.drenth at gmail.com>wrote:

> Bryce,
>
> I purchased a 50/50 cane at the last national convention. I like the 50/50
> canes, because as you stated the telescoping canes are just not stable.
> When
> I was at convention I used my 50/50 cane. But within a few days of using
> it,
> the screw that holds the elastic came out and got stuck in the top piece.
> Once I was able to fish the elastic out, I found someone with super glue. I
> then super glued the screw into the lower piece, so that now the screw
> won't
> come out, and thus being able to fold the cane. And the elastic stays into
> place. This is just what I did. I would be careful if you were going to
> super glue it, that all the super glue only goes into the lower part of the
> cane, as if there is any left over and it is connected to the top part, it
> will become a straight cane. After super gluing, I did not unfold it, make
> it straight for a good while so the glue could dry. I don't remember which
> type of cane I got, but its very very sturdy.
>
> HTH
> Marsha
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf
> Of Brice Smith
> Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 4:09 PM
> To: nabs-L at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [nabs-l] 50/50 NFB Canes
>
> Hi,
>
> Does anyone here have experience with or use an NFB 50/50 cane?
>
> I've occasionally heard they're unstable and not worth the purchase,
> but I don't know how reliable that information is. I'd think they'd be
> more reliable than the very disappointing telescoping canes given they
> only fold in two sections and they would seem like a nice compromise
> between a long nonfolding model and one that folds in many small
> pieces. Do they live up to expectation or should I just stick with the
> regular NFB straight cane? If they're worth using, which material do
> you prefer -- carbon fiber or fiberglass?
>
> Thanks for any thoughts or opinions.
>
> - Brice
>
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