This is your standard solid tough pole that is made of aluminum. To find your size, stand straight up and drop your arm to your side. Now bring your arm up 90 degrees like you are holding a ski pole. Have a friend measure from your elbow to the floor while you are wearing your regular shoes. Take this number and add 4 inches and you should have your ski pole size. If you are in-between two numbers, go short to be aggressive or long for a more relaxed stance. Standard sizes for this pole are 44-46-48-50 inches. If you are inbetween two numbers go short to be agressive or long for a more relaxed stance.