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I was thinking "Carbon-Fiber Golf Club Shaft" for a lightweight cane, but am not so sure about the durability factor.

OTOH I'm thinking that lacrosse shafts have to be pretty tough since players use them to "Check" each other and I would think that bashing sticks together is an everyday thing.

The carbon-fiber lacrosse shafts are impressively light - if not cheap.....

This guy weighs in at 176 grams: http://www.sportstop.com/East-Coast-Dyes-ECD-CARBON-Composite-Attack-Lacrosse-Shaft

Compare that to my 7/8" hickory cane at 350 grams... Add a wooden handle and a tip and I don't the total weight would exceed 250... And, even if it comes out heavier, the swing weight will still be much less.

Has anybody tried this?
 

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Its a game i have never seem played although have heard of it

I use a croquet mallet that has a carbon fibre shaft and it gets a lot of hammer , to knock a full size croquet ball weighting a pound full length of a lawn use a fair bit of power . So when a croquet is played to reach the full size lawn you hit 2 balls at once both at a pound each .The reason why there getting popular for croquet it allows all the weight of about a 3 pound croquet mallet head to be concentrated in the head allowing better accurate when striking the ball. as the mallet acts as a pendulum
 

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Its a game i have never seem played although have heard of it

I use a croquet mallet that has a carbon fibre shaft and it gets a lot of hammer
A guy I know who coaches high-school lacrosse calls it "Soccer, but with weapons".

Never thought of a croquet mallet..... got to look into it, especially because they are probably round and not hexagonal or square like the lacrosse sticks.

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the majority of modern croquet mallets are square .mostly hard wood . some metal bodies and also composite. . a few are horse shoe shape, only old or cheap / garden mallets are round .The club we started up only use square hand made mallets. the ends of the mallet are weighted with lead to suit the individual and usually weigh between 2pounds 10 ounces to 3lb 4 oz.. mostly African hardwoods with a inlay for a sight line.. Wooden handles for them are usually made from American ash. American ash has a tighter grain than English ash and is more durable for croquet .
 

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I actually have a walking stick made from carbon fiber. The company that puts them out is known for self defense products.
 

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Those handles in the ad seem very expensive. I would wonder if you could source the stock they are made from.
 

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I actually have a walking stick made from carbon fiber. The company that puts them out is known for self defense products.
Does it have a crook handle? I am seeing a few carbon-fiber sticks in my size (I need 40.75" including tip), but they are all Derby handle.

Got a company name or link?

I made one from a section of broken windsurfer mast, but it came out quite heavy - a few ounces heavier even than the same thing made from a wooden dowel of the same diameter (1.1"): http://tinyurl.com/gpvc8xb

The hame ball handle looks cool - and it's reasonably comfortable in the hand as long as it's not too cold... but otherwise I find it kind of dysfunctional:

  • Way heavy
  • Looks aggressive to bystanders
  • Cane cannot be hung on anything
  • When leaned against something, it tends to slide/fall

OTOH, if somebody wants strong, this thing is strong.... and if somebody else were being attacked by a dog, I am pretty sure that proper application of the hame ball would distract said dog from the task at hand..... probably not so much if the dog were latched on to my own leg because of the swing angle.

I intend to use it when doing exercises to strengthen my wrists/forearms.

I also glued in a carbide tip from a broken trekking pole so that, if the rubber tip is removed, the carbide tip is exposed for use on slippery surfaces: http://tinyurl.com/zkcxl3t
 

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always look at walking sticks/hiking poles of any kind , but i dont think i would ever deviate from the traditional shank there so tactile to hold and use . there strong durable and just love the natural bark of blackthorn and hazel etc. but still find metal one seem dead and life less and cast toppers cold and heavy. just me I suppose .but do appreciate the designer who made the original cast for toppers.
 
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