Some poor panda was probably playing with the bamboo that you're now using on the Liberty Retro Light Bamboo Poles. Naw, just kidding Liberty made sure all pandas are super stoked on these poles. Besides, bamboo grows really fast. So, the shaft of the pole is made with bamboo, and the shaft's core of carbon keeps the pole light and rugged. Both the grip and strap are durable, and they are made out of leather, so the panda's don't have to sweat it. The fat basket and tungsten and carbide tip make this pole an excellent companion to gobble all the powder up at the ski resort before the tourists wake up.