Bought this shaft last Christmas really because it matched the colors of the college my was playing for, and because it is a lightweight scandium alloy. Shaft made it through the season, and son asked me for another. We married this shaft to a warrior evo 5 head, with the throat lock and he is thrilled that the screw hole has not worn out. Son has been through a ton of equipment, this setup might just be his favorite over the past three years. Highly recomment!!