The modular head is hot-forged. The shaft permits good “clearance ” to overcome any bulges without levering the pick out of the ice. The lower part of the shaft is relatively straight, which penetrates hard snow easily. New asymmetric steel spike. The Easy G leash allows rapid manipulation: brilliant support on steep terrain but quick to open with a gentle sideways pull. It is efficient in the mountains where one continually transitions between the head and shaft of the tool. It represents real progress in an unexpected field. Also available with Slider, the new hand rest that slides to the top of the shaft when sunk in snow or to the bottom to support hand in traction. Choose the Goulottes pick for strength and durability. Choose the Evolution pick for high performance.