A new version of the lightest, forged steel ice axe in the world. The shaft resists 280kg when tested according to the UIAA methods, and is finished with a new asymmetrical steel spike. Air Tech Racing is for people who want the lightest possible tool but are not willing to sacrifice the strength and durability of a genuine, forged Chromolly steel head. S.A. shaft, a slightly curved shaft that improves the hold on snow, permitting the "self-arrest" manoeuvre. It is also available with Easy Slider, the new hand rest that slides to the top of the shaft when sunk in snow or to the bottom to support hand in traction.