Easy to grip!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Strapless poles are not very common, but they are actually a great alternative! Compared to pole straps, these cradle your hand around the grip in a perfect formed rubber cage. The force needed to hold onto the pole is reduced because the pole is supported by the grip resting on top of your hand. I could see this as a great pole for someone that has arthritis or a hand injury. As far as the pole, this is a solid, lightweight aluminum shaft. The basket is more of an on piste basket, but would be ok for the occasional powder day.