More pliable rubber for better insulation and less likely to be damaged in cold weather. Deep ribs and longer size for a better grip. 2 large shields on each end to protect the user even in rainy weather. Compression spring assembly will keep tension on wire and large wire hook is designed to straighten out if livestock should run through gate. Hook can be bent back and thus reused again. Bright yellow color for high visibility. Made of polyethylene plastic, unbreakable, immune to weather, freezing and hot sun. Nonporous, dries off quickly, washes clean in rain.