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11-06-2006, 08:15 PM
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sc37
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Definition:To become gradually narrower or thinner toward one end.

And thats what a tapered shaft essentially is. The stick gradually gets thinner towards the blade end. This is to help keep the flex point lower, and from what I've learned, supposedly help with the kick. More consistant performance and lower for a quick release. This as compared to a standard where it's a constant shape all around. Without any taper, the flex point could be anywhere technically and might be a little slower in release and funky kick might affect the shot. But idk if any of us are good enough to actually feel all that, though I do feel the quicker release.

To add more...you must get tapered blades for tapered shafts..and standard must go with standard. But I would mention the Z-Carbon blade and Z-Bubble shaft by Easton. They both have a taper in them, but have different ends to make them fit into standard shafts. If you shop around, you'll notice that tapered blades and shafts sometimes are hard to find and might cost a tad more.

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