The Leki World Cup GS is a great pole for the GS racer who needs a lightweight pole with fantastic balance. Leki's Diamond Tip is strong enough to punch through the firmest snow conditions. The 18mm High Grade Aluminum Shaft is very durable to withstand the rigors of ski racing. The GS Grip can accept Leki Closed Gate Guards, and fits very ergonomically inside your hand. Leki's Trigger System adds extra leverage to each pole plant as your push off from the start house.