this is an amazing stick i love it because it is very durable. i was playing in a tennis court with it having an enclosed fence and i accidentally got the blade caught in the fence so it jabbed me in the side and i was going pretty fast. but when i looked at it there was no scratches or marks and it was completely fine.another thing i love about it is if you get the hall sakic blade its a very large curve that helps you get the puck off the ground more easily. it doesn't feel bulky at all and the weight is almost perfect its not too heavy but it doesn't feel like a twig. i didn't realize how good it was until i got a new stick (Easton EQ30) and after using that i could never get anything else but the Stealth S3.