Thread: Equipment: Extending a wooden shaft
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05-16-2013, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by LarryO View Post
The exact same stresses would occur as with a typical wooden butt end in a composite shaft so it should not break. Physics 101.
OK, smarty. I see your Physics 101 and raise you Common Sense 201.

The same stresses, but on different materials. A typical wooden butt end is a single solid piece of wood. A wooden stick is made of laminated layers of materials, and is reinforced on the outside. Reducing the size of the end to fit in the composite shaft is not (in terms of physics) simple as simply shaving an insignificant amount off of a solid piece of wood - it inevitably involves compromising the structural integrity of the materials.

All this doesn't even begin to take into account the inevitable bizarre feeling that would result from having a hollow composite end on an otherwise all-wood stick.

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