The Scott Riot ski poles are the coolest we've seen here at L9. Their oversized 22mm diameter is mighty tough, so if you are prone to breaking poles you might give these a try. Plus, their baskets are geared toward powder with the most surface area of any baskets out there. Extra long grips let you switch things up on the bootpack when things get really steep without any readjusting their length. A huge bold face neon Scott logo puts their style points over the top. Scott Carbon Diamond Tips: Constructed using a composite matrix of state-of-the art materials including carbon fiber, the Carbon Diamond Tip can withstand the harshest abuses. Scott S4 Aluminum Shaft: Constructed with the strongest commercially available, aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. S4 aluminum.