Bought this for my son last Christmas. the blade has delaminated and split into two. This is what I would call normal use. did not play in the spring. but did stick times at least 1-2 hours a week in summer. I got it for $70 on sale so I would say that compared to the reebok and ccm sticks that my older son used and out grew that had more or the same use. This stick was not as durable.