After making about 30 or so mallets I think I've finally settled on the perfect design. Extra long length, UHMW head, modest sidecuts, top and bottom weight reduction holes, rubber inner tube grip, big knob on the end. Travis and I have been using these for a lil' bit now and the improvement in ball control has been astounding. And scoops like whoa, of course.
BUT- every time I think I've found the best possible combination something else comes along and changes my mind. Will this permutation be the final one? Maybe; probably not. Malletcraft is fun though, I'll make more just cause I like making 'em!