Alright, I just got my R11 in, and I bought a Diamana Whiteboard shaft to go in it. My plan was to take the tip off of the stock shaft and put it on the Diamana. NEWS FLASH: the tips for the R11 can't be taken off like the R9 tips without melting a piece of plastic on the tip. It is still usable, but not very cosmetic. I went ahead and put it on. Any word out there when Taylormade will release the tips for the R11? BTW, the rumors about the R9 and R11 tips being the same are false. At least the tips look totally different, so I assume tehy work differently. You can put in the R9 tip to an R11 and it will lock down, but I think you lose some functionality. Any info debunking this or confirming it would also be appreciated.