The SUPER PISTA has all the virtues of the PISTA, but with a burly 8 inch wooden handle and a longer air chamber, which means greater stroke volume. The pump is constructed of aluminum material and the gauge registers to over 200 psi of pressure. An Italian classic lives on! Bottom mounted gauge. Serviceable. Rotating Presta Schrader head. Stable Base. Leather gasket inside. 36 inch rubber hose. All parts are easily replaceable. Made in Italy. They seem to last forever and are the pumps all others are measured by.