This thing is huge. The caps at the end were a quick fix to the problem I'm sure. Needless to say the end caps didn't hold up the best. I do however really like the recycled bike tube grip on the shaft. The head is huge and wouldn't be allowed in a tourney (but lets face it we aren't there yet so who cares) and it probably weighs more then Id like. This this looks like something Genghis Kahn himself would show up to a polo match with.