I just started playing in my local rec league and started out using some old Easton composite sticks leftover from my glory days. I'm not as fit or strong as I used to be and was looking to move from an adult stick to intermediate. I'm small in stature as well (5'7" 180 lbs.) so the shorter length of this stick and lower flex have helped my shot tremendously at 1/3 the cost of the Easton. It has a cool design as well. Makes me feel young again. Highly recommend.