Your 3S

Your 3S: Designed and manufactured in Quebec!

The 3S is designed to be of help in all your ordinary activities and at all your big events. It's stable, secure and has plenty of style.

Here is everything you need to know about the 3S.

Get the right height

The proper height is very important for optimum comfort and ease of use. The 3S is custom cut to ensure the most natural position for you. This will make you feel safe and stable without stressing your shoulder or hips.

 

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How to measure

  • Ask someone to take the measurements for you.
  • Wear the shoes you wear most often.
  • Stand straight with your arms by your sides.
  • Relax so that your posture is as natural as possible.
  • Have the other person use a measuring tape to measure the distance from the floor to the start of your palm (see illustration).
  • Do not look at the person who is taking the measurements, because that will cause you to lean slightly towards them, which will affect the measurement.
  • Measure a second time to be sure.
  • Write down the number (in inches or centimetres). You’ll need this when ordering your 3S.

Using your 3S

To keep your gait natural and easy, we recommend placing the 3S firmly on the ground each time, even if you don’t have to exert much pressure on it. This will keep your arms more mobile and the cane will already be in the right position to support you if anything unexpected happens. You will walk more naturally and confidently.

The all-new 3S grip

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Once we were redesigning the cane, we decided to redesign the grip, too. The new grip was created to keep you comfortable throughout the day, but mainly to give you a maximum of control for a minimum of effort.

The unique design of the 3S grip makes it equally comfortable in either hand. With the little hook in the crook between your thumb and index finger, your hand will fall into place naturally.

 

  

The shaft

The shaft comes in three types of solid hardwood with decorative inlay. Our canes are made one at a time, and each one is sanded twice, not once, which is why your 3S is so very soft and smooth to the touch.

 

Each shaft is also gently tapered, keeping the cane nice and light.

The weight of your 3S, including the shaft and grip, depends on the wood:

Maple: 497 g

African mahogany: 495 g

Black walnut: 480 g

Add 20-30 g for models 36 inches or longer.

Finish

All 3S models are finished and protected with high-quality oil. To keep the wood in good condition, we suggest you oil the shaft at least once a month. If you like the darker tones of mahogany and walnut, oil the shaft every three months

Tip

We recommend that you change the tip when it wears down and is no longer flat. If you use an orthopedic stabilizer base, the 3S will fit perfectly in any model with a 25.4 mm (1 inch) opening.

 

Sugar maple

was a natural for the 3S line. This native tree gives us its sap for our beloved syrup, its leaf for our national flag, and its wood for the 3S! We couldn’t think of any better companion to lean on. Also, the fine grain helps it keep its lovely pale colour throughout the seasons.

 

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African mahogany

is a gorgeous rosy-brown exotic wood that reveals its true beauty when sanded and oiled. Each piece of African mahogany has its own special colour and interesting grain patterns, making your cane unique, just like you.

 

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Black walnut

Black walnut trees were first planted in the Montreal area more than 70 years ago, and those same trees still stand strong and majestic at the base of Mount Royal behind Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Black walnut is beautiful and durable, but a little more expensive, since only some parts of the tree can be used to make the 3S shaft. As with African mahogany, oil brings out the rich tones of the wood, which vary from light brown to warm dark chocolate, shot through with darker stripes.

 

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