This stick is perfect to be a cheap back up stick. The stick looks great, and stands up to puck damage faily well. Dont fall in love with the woodrow grafic it flakes off after regular use. The wood paddle will get dents and dings on the edges, but I have yet to have any major splitering. The only week spot is the heel. The Kevlar heel strip reinforcement doesnt work to well. After awhile the wood heel began to flaten and splt. Though it was still useable it was a minor pain to tape. I used JB weld on the heel and havent had issues since. The stick will become very bottom heavy once taped. The Flex is great, but as with all wood sticks over time it gets a real soft feel. Puck vibrations are a little harsh, but pucks will drop dead at your feet.
All in all it is a great stick to have as a backup. The woodrow has outlived my X:50, Messiah, Rbk X10, Swagger, and a Sherwood PM9.