I favor wood sticks and this is the best I've found. The SherWood 5030 is a bit too bulky for my taste, though I have one as a fall-back stick. The 7000 is heavily impregnated with fiberglass (the cross-section is interesting too look at after sawing off the top of the handle to make it shorter) and is very light but strong. I'm a forward and rarely need to uncork long-range slap shots. The 7000 is great for fine stickhandling and wristers. I like the feel of it for passing.
It's durable, too. The failures never occur in the shaft or near the heel but in the blade. A tip... apply some epoxy resin to the small space at the tip of the blade where the fiberglass ends and also spread the resin across the edge at the tip. I've found that this, along with wrapping the blade and waxing the tape, keeps water from infiltrating the wood in the blade and enables the stick to last much longer. It takes all of 15 minutes to do this but it prolongs the life of the stick significantly.
I'm sold on the 7000 compared with much more expensive composites. For ~ $35 this is the best value out there. It's unfortunate that they're hard to find in the U.S. these days. I can't understand why SherWood isn't selling more of these.