This is a high quality spear that mimics the dimensions of a spear you would encounter on a race course. If you need a good spear for training this is it! We have battle tested these over the course of a year, our secret lies in the bonding compound we use when attaching the spear tips. We have chipped rocks, stuck them in sheet metal and literally let three of them sit outside for over a year to test their endurance and we are yet to have one break. If you need to practice your spear throw, you need this spear!