I just received my new carbon fiber shaft assembly today from Steve's Detector Rods. You talk about a fine piece of equipment with some excellent workmanship. I'm super impressed and very pleased with my investment. I look forward to getting it out in the field and not having to worry about my $1,600 detector falling over in the dirt and mud Big shout out to Steve for his excellent customer service and his craftsmanship. You can tell a lot of thought went into this beauty. I have an extra lower rod ordered my the 11x13 coil too .