The Tucane is marketed as ‘your third hip’ since the main supports mimic the anatomical action of a functioning human hip. The manufacturers claim that this will promote natural posture, preventing slouching by reducing the load on the dorsal spine as well as reducing stress on hands and shoulders. Vibration is absorbed through the soft spring action of the handle as the ferule grips the ground.
The Tucane, of course, has a style all of its own. The carbon fibre construction looks the business and feels completely secure.