The Slim Stick's incredible weight to speed ratio, combined with its strength and rigidity, is the result of the materials used in its fabrication. The mirror polished "dimpled" ball head is fashioned out of solid 6061 aluminum and double silver anodized to resist abrasion and tarnish. But the real weight economy was achieved in the construction of its unique shaft. Spun on a custom made mandrel from 100% black and silver carbon fiber thread it's incredibly handsome and strong and, in our very severe impact tests, proved to be virtually unbreakable! Plus, we have equipped the Slim Stick with a small but highly functional rubber ferrule, which really grips most surfaces and is easily replaced when worn out.