Line's Pollard Paint Brush Poles are some of the coolest looking and feeling poles I've ever owned.
This pole (aka Pointy Stick With Grip) is at the top of the food chain of Line's pole offerings, and for good reason. It boast the strongest and most lightweight aluminum of any of their poles, and without question the most stellar graphic, thanks to the artistic genius of its namesake, Eric Pollard.
The one thing about this pole that I wasn't so sold on at first is the pole's most unique feature, the Grab Tab, as I find it to be a bit intrusive, but that's likely a result of using poles without this feature for so long, and I've found over time that I've gotten quite use to it, and that it's actually helped my pole technique while I ski, along with getting the grab, which is what it's designed for.
Another feature that makes this pole unique is the screw off baskets, which allows you to twist the basket off as opposed to pulling it/forcing it off like on virtually every other pole on the market, which can be a bit of a bitch.
All in all, the Pollard Paint Brush is an incredible pole, but be aware that you may need to give yourself some time to get use to the Grab Tab.