The way the grips of these sticks are sculpted. They also have a very nice balance. All I have is pictures of worn out sticks to show. Actually the only one that I have a picture of the grip is a stick with a broken tip that my girlfriend used as a plant support, lol. These sticks also came in a variety of colors, such as red, blue, green, black and natural. The butt of the sticks had three small O rings attached. Sometimes you had to check just to make sure all three were there.