Pros: Carbon pole has nice balance, grip is very close to Scott grips
Cons: Based on other reviews, the Komperdell pole is not very durable
I got these used on Amazon, and have 3 days of powder skiing on them. I have skied Scott plastic death grips on aluminum 54" poles for well over 40 years, and the grips are becoming hard to find. I wanted to find a contemporary pole with a similar grip. These are pretty close, with a slightly narrower base where your palm's edge goes. I've read about the lack of Komperdell durability on Epicski forums, so take that for what it's worth.