The Warrior Covert DT5 Composite Stick is manufactured with the Dagger Taper, which allows the hosel and blade area to increase flex during shots. This technology also keeps the stick more stable than what you may be used to using. This taper gives the stick-handler the optical illusion that the stick is extremely thin, making you see the puck on the blade with much more ease.Warrior engineers have made the DT5 with the True-1 molding process---this allows the stick to be manufactured in one single piece. The process of fusing the shaft to the blade is eliminated, improving the sticks weight balance. As a result, the stick is lighter and allows you to unload on shots with ease.The Soft-Core X Blade resists torque and allows for improved feel. Thanks to the UniSpar Reinforcement system, the stick is more durable and is also able to take more punishment from the rigors of hockey.