The Elite is made out of the best quality extruded aluminum in order to withstand though usage out in the field. The pole features the 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 strap is connected to the corkfilled PCU handle. The TR 400 basket supports well on loose snow and doesn’t push the pole out of the snow on groomed trails.