Like the title says... Ding! The first stick check and it has it's first battle scar. That said, it is still a great shaft. If you buy this expecting it to stay pretty, it won't. It's so light you'd already have to know it would ding, so just deal with it. The shape of the shaft really helps with hand placement when doing the fancier moves and tricks, too. I love this shaft.Pros:
weight (or lack there of), grip, pattern, shape.Cons:
A little grippier, but it's not perfectly smooth, so I think I'm being nitpicky.