Though the shaft was pricey but it is worth every penny. Reasons below:
1- Strength to Weight Ratio: Makes throwing checks very easy and recovery from a bad or slow check easier than with heavier shafts. This shaft is also incredibly strong and will resisting snapping easily. Accidently had a 10lb steel bar fall right in the middle of the shaft when it was laying across my bag, no damage at all.
2- Grip: This shaft has a textured lower portion which combined with the composite shaft makes the stick so "grippy" I have not wanted or needed to put any tape on this shaft. The shape of the shaft too makes it easy to handle and gives a great feel to it.
3- Flex: Not super important for some long poles but I specifically bought this shaft because of its Flex-5 rating. It was the only long pole I could find with this rating. The flex on this shaft is perfect for shooting, which was important to me. I can accurately and with high velocity hit the goal at 30yds out from the cage. It is also sturdy enough to through hard poke checks without worry of flexing too much.
4- Looks: The least important factor but it looks great and the Project Kenny design is amazing plus some proceeds go to a great charity.