Pros: Helped improve my game, Quality, Easy to use, Features
Cons: Expensive, adjusting slap shot
At first I was a little hesitant to shell out $249 for a hockey stick, but since I was going to spend around $200 for an Easton anyways I figured why not give this one a shot. I've used it a few times now on the ice and I am extremely happy I made this purchase.
First of all the feel for the puck with the S19 is unlike any other one piece stick I've ever used. I have recently returned from a two year hiatus from hockey and puck control and stick handling have been a skill I've had to build up. The first time on the ice with the S19 grip I had no problem handling the puck and keeping my head up the entire time. Bottom line this stick has the most amazing feel for the puck.
Second of all is the stick's ability to shoot. I've always used a 100 flex rating and purchased the Zetterberg pattern. I heard that the elliptical shaft design created a more stiff flex than what most players have come to expect. I'm 5'10" and about 200 pounds and the flex I find to be perfect for me.
This stick is designed for the quick wrist and snap shots. The elliptical pattern that goes up shaft extending from the blade allows the blade to be more stiff. What is great about this is it provides for a really quick release on the wrist shot and one time snap shot. So far I haven't quite figured out the slap shot for this stick but will update the review when I get that worked out.
As far as durability I have used it a few times and am still within warranty period. I will say the stick feels a bit more stiff and solid than any other one piece I have used so I expect it will be a durable stick. Again I'll keep you posted.
So far the only thing I do not like is the slap shot ability of this stick, I have yet to find a one piece that gives me a solid slap shot, and as a two way forward I find myself back on the blue line a few times a game or scrimmage.