The stick performs decently, not great. 85 flex feels a little stiffer than most regular flexes.
What most disappointed me about this stick was that it broke the third time I used it; when I poke checked a guy, the blade snapped off completely. It works great as a back up stick, until you have to use it. Buy a stealth ST if you want a ~$100 stick, it's much better value for your money.