Originally Posted by chasingh2o
where do you get a lightning kit and how much does it end up costing for the whole process
I stopped by RMA on my way into town and they had 2 breakdown kits in stock, at $20 each. The kits did were only the ferrule, without a piece of foam to keep water out of the shafts or epoxy. These were branded "RMA" (i.e., not Harmony or Lightning) so I don't know what size shaft they'll fit.
The folks at RMA are friendly; you could call Dave and he'll probably know what they fit and/or don't fit, or take a cut shaft to the shop and try it out. They also had the buttons that go inside shafts (or tent poles, etc) if you want to try something else.