The K2 Power 6 Ski poles have us all asking that age old question; Do I really need to buy an expensive ski pole? Hmmm? You decide, the 2016 K2 Power 6 Ski pole works and costs less than all of the other 6061 Aluminum Ski Poles out there. Remember, it's just a ski pole, your money is probably better spent on other things like fuel, food & spirits. Priorities people!