I was originally very leary about golf club shafts. After 3 trips with them, I am more than surprised at the durability. There were several times that I slipped going down a boulderfield and I was sure they were going to snap. But luckily they survived the incident. They are not ideal for steep rocky offtrail trips, but they work great for moderate trails. The best part is that weigh 6oz for the set.