This stick has been around forever, countless NHL players have used it, countless goals have been scored with it, and it's still being produced today. That alone counts for something. The stick delivers good shot power, and all around decent performance. The shaft itself is very thick and bulky however, which is somewhat of a hindrance. It's a good stick to use for practice, since it can essentially function as a weighted stick. This is a classic stick, but do yourself a favor and spend the extra 4$ on the Sher-Wood 7000, you won't regret it.