Pros: Trigger S system, swing weight, carbon feel
Cons: Expensive on sale, really expensive when not on sale. Slight worry about having them stolen. For the price they should include powder baskets.
This was an upgrade from an older Aluminum Leki pole with the older trigger system which was a bomber pole and I liked the trigger system. I wanted to upgrade because I wanted to move from a 50" to a 48" pole (very happy with that choice) and really like the feel of carbon - springy and doesn't send the cold straight through you if you are holding the shaft or sitting on it on the lift as I like to do. Pole: this is a thicker carbon pole, not a pencil stye shaft at all, and as a result it is still fairly stiff. Very nice finish which naturally had some scratches on the lower parts after skiing, but the area under the paint is still dark so not very noticeable. ...(read more)