It was slightly heavier than other models, but I preferred the anti-shock spring feature of this model. Also, the grip design is very comfortable and natural.
The antishock makes the pole a little heavy, but the spring feeling that it gives is worth it.
The height adjustment system was a bit confusing at first, as it seems like you should twist the blue rings when you should in fact twist the poles. But once used to it, it's great because the height can be adjusted precisely, it's not restricted to specific steps.