I will take a good bamboo rod any day over graphite. I have also seen Bill Oyster do the same test as Mike Clark on bamboo rods. Another thing with boo is that the builder puts in hours of time to build an extention of his art. Something that will live on well past his mortal years. As far as price goes, graphite has become as expensive as cane for quality work. Or you can save a few bucks and have some korean kid build you a rod out of piles of graphite and paint some famous name on it, then sell it for quality rod building. I have all three types of rods; graphite, fiberglass and bamboo. Not only do I prefer the bamboo but just the overall appearence of the rod is beautiful. I have brod graphite but never cane.
Romans 10:9-10 KJV