This new Maverik A1 40" goalie shaft is lighter, faster and stronger than its predecessor. The A1 shaft is made of Scandium alloy. This is a thin walled, ultra light weight shaft that has rounded edges. It sits well in your palm and the slightly sandy GripGrip finish gives you a nice feel and grip on the stick. This shaft just feels featherweight as well. Good balance allows easy outlet passes. Perfect in all weather conditions.