This thing is a beauty in the daylight. Super lightweight and just the right amount of flex for attackmen who want to do it all. At the top of the shaft, I added some StringKing tape to get a snug fit for my Mirage 2 head, but removed some of the tape when it was too snug. When doing so the tape peeled off some of the finished grip texture, but that's fine for me because my head is covering it. I don't tape up my shafts anymore either, but if you are a heavy tape player on your sticks, be wary as the finish may get peeled off on removal. Nonetheless though, this stick is a beauty.