R2 wrote: In my experience … no two pieces of wood bend the same. They may spine really close but where they bend, how the they do their harmonics, they’re all are individuals. The grain runs different in each shaft so they can never truly totally match. Close sometimes but never exact, close to exact anyway, like carbon or aluminum.
An absolute truth. Even with carbons, if you want the maximum in tuning, bare shafting each shaft is not a bad idea. It amazing the variation one sometimes finds among the carbon shafts.