I personally couldn't stand this stick. I went from a Bauer RX10 to this 8k and it was one of the most noticeable downgrades in quality that I have ever experienced. Im fine with playing with cheaper equipment, I have done so for the majority of my career between the pipes, but when it comes to these sticks, you seem to get what you pay for. Where the RX10 and TotalOne sticks are in the $200+ price range, I found them to be much better at controlling rebounds and dampening shots. My 8K goal stick chipped almost immediately, was terrible for knocking down rebounds, and it broke within two months, where as my Bauer's lasted me 4-6 months each. I have played with Reebok wood sticks in the past and may again in the future. But after using my first composite Reebok, I can tell you I'll stick with Bauer for my composite purchases.