If you pull the carbon fiber shaft out of the compression connector, without pulling the compression connector out of the tube, the elastomer grip may be pulled out of place. Re-align the grip with the end of the carbon fiber shaft by massaging it down with your fingers.
To remove the compression connector from the tube, place the back (not sharp) edge of a table/butter knife between the 2 halves of the compression connector and twist to release the buttons from the tube. Continue twisting to help release as you pull the connector out of the tube. Or flip the tube around and insert the bare end of the shaft into the tube, then push the connector out from the inside.
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