Multiple Grip walking / hiking sticks have 2 - 4 different top limb grips for added strength and leverage on just about any terrain. Also, you can request middle and or lower limb grips for use in assisting other hikers up tougher terrain. These added limb grips are most often ordered by serious, experience hikers, yet come in handy for all hikers. The uniqueness of these sticks are the extra limbs for helping other trailmates. We have yet to duplicate any of our sticks, especially the multiple grip.