Sturdy and economically priced, the Swix RC Pro Comp CT5 Pole is a great entry level Nordic ski pole. Even on beginner to intermediate level equipment, Swix doesnt compromise on quality. The composite shaft is designed with exceptional strength, while the weight is balanced for a comfortable swing. For a high performance fit and power transfer, the CT5 is equipped with an ergonomic Profit strap and a comfortable PC grip. Lastly, the 97 basket works best on groomed trails, while being large enough to perform in soft or deeper snow. For Nordic enthusiasts and cross country ski tourers demanding a durable, high quality ski pole, the Swix RC Comp CT5 is the solution.