The STX Hammer 7000 defensive shaft is a full length defensive pole that we love. The STX Hammer line is synonomous with high level defensive shafts, and the 7000 is no different. For a youth player getting their first 60" shaft you need to go with the STX Hammer 7000. It is made with 7075 alloy and has a sandblasted finish, making this look and feel like a shaft almost double in price. This is the perfect beginner long pole.