You like to get out and hit the trails in the winter time, which is why the Rossignol X 650 Cross Country Ski Poles are perfect for you. If you've ever had a set of poles that feel like you're carrying the Empire State Building around with you, rest assured you won't get that with X 650 Cross Country Ski Poles. These puppies are light made with 30% carbon mixed with 70% fiberglass. But you know what the absolute pits is with a ski pole, is when your hands sweat and the handles get all slippery. That's flat out gross! With the Rossignol X 650 Cross Country Ski Poles you've got a cork grip which will absorb all that icky sweat to keep it away from your hands.