The huge success of the Air Tech Evo by Grivel has encouraged them to create the perfect complement: an air Tech with a Carbon Composite shaft. The most advanced ice axe technology all in 473 grams! This is the new version of the famous Air Tech ice axe by Grivel. The head, hot forged in a single piece of steel, has become an established alpine classic. This new shaft has a gentle curve just below the head giving greater clearance, making anchoring easier on any sort of terrain. The shaft is gloved with a natural rubber grip. Also available with Slider: the new hand rest that slides to the top of the shaft when sunk in snow or to the bottom in support of hands in traction.