V lam bamboo energy core provides all of the strength and durability you would find in a composite shaft.... okay, not really. They are much stronger than most wooden shafts because of the grain orientation (three layers of bamboo two running lengthwise and one center cross-grain) and the quality of the stock we use. Oak, maple, bamboo, ipe. We select the stock for these shafts for straight grains, and no knots.
Remember we are very shallow...looks do matter. The only thing better than the way they look, is the way they feel in your hands. There is nothing like the lively, organic feel of real wood.
Plus, it really hurts when you get wacked with one of these....it is better to give than to receive!