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How do I fix an over-extended High Uinta Gear trekking pole?

It is still connected, however, I am unable to get it to retract back inside the main (top portion) of the pole.

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well disconnect it, and make sure tranny end is full 100% retracted
now drive, does A/T work good and not kickdown now.
yes, then the cable is bad , rusted ,frayed inside or sticking.
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