Purchased this $200 stick 3 weeks ago for my 10yr old son who plays AAA hockey. In the 3 weeks of use, the paint chipped off all parts of the stick considerably. The composition of material used in the new Speed Blade technology is very weak. There are chunks of fiber taken out of the blade after a one weekend tournament. Total Hockey does not honor 30 days on used hockey sticks. CCM wants you to send stick in for evaluation. It's too bad, CCM/Reebok almost got it right, but fell short. We're going back to Bauer.