Composite hockey shafts are basically hockey sticks without blades. There is an opening in the bottom of the shaft where you can place composite hockey blades to complete your hockey stick. Some players prefer this because when their blade breaks, they can simply keep the shaft, remove the broken blade and replace it with a new blade. Another advantage of using a shaft is that you can mix-and-match a lot of different blades into your shaft. Be careful, however, because if you're using a tapered shaft, you'll want to make sure you are purchasing a tapered blade. Pure Hockey offers a variety of composite hockey shafts from leading brands like Bauer, Easton, and more. Purchase with confidence, as Pure Hockey offers a Low Price Guarantee.