I really want other companies to be better than, or as good as Bauer, but it just isn't happening. However not a bad stick. Considering it's a top end stick I would expect it to be better balanced, it's a little blade heavy. Decent shot. I took it out and shot with it next to my APX, and felt that the APX outperformed it in feel, and shot speed (only took wrist and snap shots). It was also stiffer/more difficult to load than the APX (same shaft stiffness). Really comes down to personal preference though. I definitely like that they are offering it with a new blade pattern.