V2 has a worldwide reputation for good roller ski ferrules. But, the problem with carbide hitting asphalt is the sudden jolt that has given many skiers elbow and shoulder tendinitis. When you ski on snow there is damping by the compaction of the snow.
SECOND GENERATION VP-RSTD10
The second generation VP-RSTD10 is even better than the highly praised first generation. The shock absorbing plunger unit that retains the spring is now produced in the same tough Du Pont™ material as the ferrule with the carbide tip. In the new design damping is more precise and by eliminating three parts the spring-loaded plunger is both lighter and more durable. The roller ski ferrule has about 9 mm of damping before the carbide tip engages the tarmac and it is as light as a racing pole snow basket.