When you're running gates, whether during training or at a race, your powder poles won't do the trick. Leki's Worldcup Racing GS Ski Pole will, though, with an aerodynamic GS curve that hugs your be tucked body and an Airfoil shaft profile that reduces air resistance to an absolute minimum. Although the Worldcup is fast, Leki made sure it was tough, too, with a rugged shaft made of 6. 5 HTS aluminum. The Trigger S GS grip and Trigger S Vario strap work together to give you rock solid poling, comfortable hands, and a releasable interface that prevents wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries in a crash. The alpine race baskets are design to increase aerodynamic efficiency, and the carbide tip is engineered to bite into the hard snow that you'll encounter on course.