Retribution is an ugly friend, and after all, a wise man once said, don't poke the bear. So do yourself a solid and don't poke your buddies with your Salomon Hacker Ski Poles because karma will undoubtedly come back ten fold. Made specifically for poking snow and keeping you stable from time to time, the durable yet surprisingly light Hacker Ski Poles were conceived and developed in the name of skiing harder, bigger, and faster. Burly 18mm 7075 alloy shafts can stand up to any abuse you can throw at 'em, while the bi material freeski grip and freeski strap help to keep your hands in place when you're looking to stomp that landing. Included powder baskets keep you from sinking in too deep if you find yourself ignominiously pushing yourself through the flats.