Small, lightweight (approximately 3/8 oz. to oz.) with an ability to spin medium to very fine fibers. Rim weighted for a long spin time. Long shaft on which to spin lots of fiber! Made of poplar balsam with a walnut shaft. Standing at 14,162 ft., on the summit can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Shasta is located in northern CA, 60 miles north of Redding. Shasta is the 2nd highest of the Cascade volcanoes and one of the world's most impressive stratovolcanoes containing 5 glaciers and4 distinct cones. According to legend (1891), a Spanish explorer reported that while climbing Mt. Diablo near San Francisco, he saw Mt. Shasta. He called it "Jesus & Maria" because of the double peaks. Mt. Shasta was constructed during a period of more than 100,00 years. Its only known historic eruption was in 1786.