The more descent specific option of the RIOT 18 is built with a rubber grip zone for a lighter set-up. The Riot 18 Rubber features the same grip/strap technology S.R.S. to prevent injuries in sketchy situations.
S.R.S System - The SCOTT S.R.S (Strap Release System) is the next generation of safety technology in ski poles. The S.R.S system allows the strap to release from the grip of the pole in the sketchy situations to prevent injury.
Powder Basket - The powder basket is designed for powder performance, excelling in traversing situations. The basket is a solid 90 mm in diameter and has strategic holes to maintain a swing weight that is comfortable for everyday use.
S4 Alluminium - SCOTT aluminum ski poles undergo an electro-static pain process, delivering a clean, contemporary, highly durable finish. Constructed with the strongest commercially available, aircraft-grade-aluminum-zinc alloy that has been heat treated and aged in order to confer its excellent properties. S4 aluminum poles are twice as strong as the industry standard and possess a very high strength to weight ratio.
Rubber Grip Guard - The Rubber Grip Guard incorporates a thin layer of soft vulcanized rubber over a large surface area on the inside of the calf. This design increases a rider’s ability to feel and respond to the pressure and movements he or she applies to the bike. The added sensitivity allows for a reduction in the lateral force against the bike, resulting in decrease in muscle fatigue.