Leki introduced the Mountain Unlimited at the show. This is a 2-segment pole whose upper section is aluminum and lower segment is carbon fiber. The standard Leki twist-lock is employed. The rubber grip has a trigger and adjustable strap. Each pole weighs 9.7 ounces, making the pair tip the scales at 19.4 ounces. The Venom Vario is targeted to those who want to do both inbound and backcountry skiing.
They also presented their Mountain Unlimited. It too is a 2-segment pole using the standard Leki twist lock and, like its sister pole, does not have anti-shock springs. However, the lower segment of this pole is aluminum while the top segment is made of carbon fiber. This pole is meant to be an all-around performer for those equally at home on telemark cross-country skis, trails, or snowshoeing.
|Mountain Unlimited||Venom Vario|
|Number of segments||2||2|
|Construction||carbon fiber upper segment; aluminum lower segment||aluminum upper segment; carbon fiber lower segment|
|Weight per Pole (ounces)||9.5||9.7|
|Minimum Length (cm)||110 (compactg model)
120 regular model
|Maximum Length (cm)||140 (compact5 model)
150 (regular model)
|Grip material/type||rubber nordic style grip with trigger strap||rubber race grip with trigger strap|
|MSRP||$149.95||$149.95 (available August, 2006)|