The Carbon VIP Nordic Walking Poles are an upgraded version of our original VIP Nordic Walking Poles - the #1 selling Nordic Ski Walking Poles in the USA! The Carbon VIP Nordic Walking Poles are a few grams lighter and have an improved shock absorbing flex. And of course they come equipped with REAL Nordic Walking Straps. They are also equipped with durable carbide metal tips for off-road, snow, ice and the beach. Natural rubber boot-shaped Nordic Walking tips/asphalt paws are also included, along with a FREE Nordic Walking DVD. We also include printed, user-friendly, Nordic Walking instructions from The American Nordic Walking System (emailed instructions are also available by request).