Bought this for my son for his birthday. Thought I was smart buying it on sale and putting it away for a month. Gave it to him on month later and he broke it taking a slap shot. Lasted less than a month. Either he has gotten extremely strong since turning 11 or the shaft is not very well made. I think the later is more like it. Called Bauer and they have a strict 30 day warranty. Went back to his Warrior shaft which has lasted over two plus seasons. Got a wooden plug and made it longer. Too bad, I like Bauer, but will hesitate to purchase their products in the future.