The huge success of the Air Tech Evo has encouraged us 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. 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 new Easy 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.