Wouldn't it be nice to climb a route without poles poking out everywhere, getting caught on your pants and bouncing off your helmet' The Swix Sonic R2 CarbonAluminum Ski Pole has two modes, walking up and skiing down. Nearly ten inches distinguish these two modes. Another unique combination lies within the Sonic's composition, carbon fiber in the upper section and 7000 series aluminum in the lower. These poles achieve the best of both lightweight and durability. Its straps include adjustable padding for extra support and comfort with a self locking system for quick adjustments. The included powder baskets have been coated with nylon to provide great flotation in off piste snow conditions.