Props are back in style! This is the shorty length prop rod. It is made from carbon fiber tubes, thick rubber feet that fit inside the tube and will last many times longer that the commonly use crutch tips. The spring button is made from solid stainless steel for year of positive engagement. The collapse length is 10 inches and extended length is 17 inches and weighs only 5.1 ounces. Most usefully used in pairs. Metal Medic's Prop rods also come in a stubby, standard and expandable lengths.