For those of you who like to go fast, on both the up and downhill, the Hagan Ultra Carbon Poles are for you. Weighing just 68 grams per meter, your arms and shoulder will appreciate the light weight on the first mile or fiftieth. Foam grips are ultra light and warmer than a plastic alternative and they feature super comfortable 24mm straps. Baskets resemble a large Nordic style which minimizes punching through soft snow or bouncing off hard pack. If you are looking to go as light as possible (in other words you are counting the grams of your underwear), then these poles are made for you.