That Topgun quote was the first thing that popped into my head when thinking about the awesomeness that the Leki Trigger has added to ski poles. If you've ever got a hand injury from wearing the straps on a pair of poles any Leki Trigger pole is the way to go. If you want a lightweight, durable and sleek option too - than the Speed S is definitely the way to go. The grips on these poles are ridiculously comfortable and easy to hang on to - which is key if you're skiing off trail. This is one of the best poles you can get and the safest pole on the market.