The best PRO ALU of all time. In this latest iteration of an ORTOVOX classic we’ve used the most innovative materials available and cutting edge production methods to achieve the best weight-to-rigidity ratio possible. Stabilization ribs and high sidewalls give the anodized blade rigidity, while the integrated shaft socket makes it easy to pack. With the new quick-lock, the blade and the fluted telescoping shaft can be put together in one motion. The new T-Grip Pro is revolutionary. It can be inserted for both right and left-handers – and also facilitates economical clearing. One hand grasps the long grip side, which serves as an ergonomic lever, while the other hand has maximum hold on the shaft’s rubber-coated grip zone.
Shovel is super light , our family of 3 purchased identical pro avi shovels so we would know how to use each others shovel in a instant , but we all use different backpacks ,I use a Trice quicksilver 25 l kids use burton ak 18l , shovels fitted into both style packs with ease , u don’t even notice they r in the bags due to shape and weight , my children are small 13/14 years old , shovel ergonomics are fine for them as well as myself 179 cm , weight wise wouldn’t know they r there in the bag , actually couldn’t tell weight difference when I was resort riding on a non powder day (shovel not packed)to when shovel was packed in my pack for trees and slack country riding , .more than happy with the purchase