I was just wondering what everyone out there had to say about this. I had a couple of shafts that I picked up in Tahiti that were tough, cheap, and worked well. I am pretty ignorant when it comes to knowing metals, but Iam pretty sure that they were galvanized because of their shiny almost chrome look. They actually handled way more abuse than my Riffe euro shaft did. even though they were 1/3 the price. I have another shaft(ghetto home made one) that I think is also galvanized for my other gun that has outlasted any of my other shafts. So the question is, ' why are are galvanized shafts cheaper?' What are the drawbacks of it? What are the best blanks to make shafts out of?