The DarkStar is made up of over 50 individual graphite pieces that are molded into a single frame structure using high temperature and pressure. These parts vary in size, shape, stiffness, weight, fiber direction and specific type of graphite material. Each graphite piece is designed, engineered and manufactured so all 50 plus parts are specifically and strategically placed. The result is every inch and DarkStar segment gives you optimum stiffness, flexibility, balance, weight, maneuverability and durability. Every court advantage is yours!