The American Nordic Walking System and SKIWALKING.COM LLC are the #1 retailers of quality one-piece Nordic Walking Poles. The Carbon VIP's are real carbon fiber Nordic Walking fitness walking poles! Quality one-piece construction for everyday use, dependable and user friendly (cheap/flimsy collapsible poles are NOT user friendly and are NOT for every day use). We have ALL 16 lengths in-stock and ready to ship. Using correct length poles improves walking posture (straightens out the back) and allows the poles to radically reduce stress to the shins, knees, hips and back + burns up to 40% more calories than regular walking. Please indicate your height when ordering or email your height to us so we can select the perfect length poles for you. We provide a Perfect Length Guarantee! Patented comfortable straps, durable carbide tips (for the trail, beach, snow or ice) and removable rubber tips for hard surfaces (pavement) included. FREE DVD and instructional emails or handouts included with every purchase. Free coaching also available by email or our toll free phone #. According to Nick Mahood, SWIX Nordic Walking Director, "I have no doubt that Pete Edwards, owner/founder coach of Ski Walking, is the #1 retailer of Nordic Walking Poles in the US! You can quote me on that! We are generally an inactive and increasingly overweight country. Nordic Walking is just what we need, it is simple, effective and gives people who have difficulty moving the ability to get out and walk! Through his nationwide efforts to spread the message about Nordic Walking Pete Edwards has given thousands of people the means to improve their health and well being! Pete Edwards has single handedly introduced Nordic Walking to thousands of Americans through his clinics!"