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David Petersen
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Hiram, yep I see it now, thanks. And Mark’s idea sounds solid too. Toward that end, that is what STOS is supposedly doing with it forever-forthcoming new heads, in part: in order to get the weight up and still keep a long/then streamlined (high MA) design, they’re going to a thicker head, which of course increases head strength as well. Other manufacturers are also talking about this. It would seem logical that adding, say, an inch or two of extended ferule that slips over the shaft like a tube — aka the old English bodkin design — would strengthen the shaft at it’s weakest point.But I’m no engineer and it might just transfer the breakage to the back of the sock. Certainly another fun experiment worth playing with … but first the head. dave