The Blizzard Mountain Extreme is dedicated to demanding use on snow. The pole has a super lightweight tube with excellent strength and durability. The pole has a new extended Ergo/ Multigrip handle in EVA and cork filled urethane for maximum comfort on long skiing days. The handle is linked to your hand with the Sonic strap system. The strap fixation is bulletproof and strap adjustment is easily done even when wearing thick mittens. The flexible synthetic basket gives excellent support against soft/ powder snow but still works well on crust snow and groomed trails.