Bamboo Lacrosse Shafts
HIKSTIK builds custom, hardwood lacrosse shafts in a variety of wood types. Hickory is used to create our most popular lax handles, but we also use White Ash, Red Oak, Purpleheart, Bamboo and Ipê hardwoods. HIKSTIK uses these wood types for their excellent strength-to-weight ratios and their performance as high-end, yet affordable wood lacrosse shafts.
|Bamboo is a naturally strong composite material longitudinally reinforced by robust fibers. A 30" attack shaft weighs approximately 270 grams or 9.5 ounces** It is light; in wood the strongest fibers are packed in the center of the trunk, however in bamboo the stems are full of cavities and the strongest fibers are distributed most densely in the outer surface region. It is strong; extremely strong wood fibers can resist up to 5kN/cm2, while steel can resist at most 37kN/cm2, slim bamboo tubes have unbelievable tensile strengths of up to 40kN/cm2. Bamboo is therefore ideal for HIKSTIK lacrosse shaft construction where flexibility and strength to weight ratios are extremely important. (Hickory shown for comparison.)|
*HIKSTIK.COM, LLC defines strength-to-weight ratio as the modulus of rupture (lbf/in2) divided by average specific gravity of the wood sample. Hardness (lbf) is the resistance to indentation. ** The weights of our shafts can vary up to ±28 grams or ±1.0 ounce due to the moisture content of the wood at the time of manufacture. For flexibility values and impact strength take a look at our comparative test results.
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