Re: anybody hit this hard?
How is the weight balanced? With wood it's the same material the whole way through, so the shape determines it's balance. With a metal shaft and light carbon fibre tip I get the impression it wouldn't have much momentum to it. Oh wait you said "sleeve". So is it metal all the way to the tip, with carbon fibre making up the tip and covering the shoulder? Then maybe the feel is similar to a nylon tipped stick. sorry i'm thinking aloud