The Scott Desire ski poles deliver performance and durability at a value that's hard to beat. S2 shaft is manufactured with high-grade aluminum alloy and is computer engineered for excellent strength. P-Lite grips are durable and ergonomically comfortable; woven nylon strap is strong and durable. 3.6 disc basket (2.36 in.) blends aerodynamic efficiency and durability. Dish tip is manufactured from hardened steel for durability and reliable purchase on icy slopes.