I found a Bauer Supreme aluminum shaft on a bus a few months ago and bought a replacement blade for it, thinking it'd make a worthy backup to my usual Sher-Wood 5030 Coffey model. At first I didn't like the Bauer, since it was a lot thinner and lighter than my Sher-Wood 5030. But after a few more uses it replaced the Sher-Wood as my gamestick. But last night I had to use the wood since I noticed the Bauer's blade was broken. It was like trying to play with a log in my hands. So it's back to the aluminum phase, at least for now. Got a new Montreal replacement blade for it and it's like an old friend is back. While I'd love to be a composite man full-time, I still can't justify paying over $100 for a stick to use in my beer league and at pickup. Today I got two replacement blades for $20 and that's good enough for me. I invested the rest of the savings in a roast beef sandwich.