Pros: Balance, weight, safety
These poles made a big difference for me as they don't drag in the wind, which helps the swing of the pole. The carbon poles don't bend and give more shock relief for the wrist and elbow. Pole comes with removeable straps, powder and racing baskets and length can be adjusted by unlocking the grip and twisting. The straps will release if caught on a lift, tree or fence, or if you need to escape from the strap. This can be a significant safety feature. The strap attaches to the inter-loc hook, which also works with glove Inter-Loc system, that I have not tried. I have been able to order replacement straps and baskets, and customer service is very good.