While commonly over looked, ski poles often help with tasks beyond making sweet turns. You can use them to hang your wet clothes out to dry or if your remote is broken, change the channels with out getting up. Ski poles even help the overprotective marshmallow roaster keep their distance from the fire. But the great thing about the Scott Axis poles is that they are made from aluminum (so even Chuck Norris' roundhouse kick can't break them), the basket is a 3.6 dish (as opposed to its ugly brother 3.5), and they come in different colors to match your newest ski garb. Since Scott developed the bad Axis; ski poles are now a force to be reckoned with.