Lightweight special reinforced aluminum pole. Comes with 100% natural cork handle and the new developed X-fit strap. The X-fit strap is intuitive and easy to use. Just as easy to enter into as a traditional loop strap. But the performance of the strap helps your skiing technique. The Alu Light outperforms most of the low priced composite pole when it comes to the key performance factor for cross country skiing such as weight, stiffness, pendulum and strength.