The FlexSTICK is a tripod design with ALL 3-Legs having its own shock absorber. Each leg expands & contracts as you move and as the surface changes. The handle is locked with the base and provides great confidence to people who are more balance compromised. It is also the MOST comfortable as it constantly adjust to the pressure applied to the handle, the angle of the cane and the changes in the walking surface. The FlexSTICK is GREAT for walking on uneven, even steep surfaces. It has the CONVENIENCE of being a true 'free-standing' cane and comes with our FlexBRITE clip-on LED flashlight. FREE US Shipping!