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Miken MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick

* Features a new radial shaft design to provide exceptional control with an anatomical grip * R900 highest grade aerospace carbon fiber creates a torque that maximizes velocity with every shot * Miken's industry exclusive continuous fiber delivers maximum energy transfer as well as a precise flex profile for a consistent, amplified kick * New precision blade fiber alignment maximizes blade performance for lightning release * Perimeter reinforcement prevents blade softening to maintain responsiveness * Made in the USA
Average Rating:
4 out of 5
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8 out of 12(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Review 1 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Durability
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
Wheels
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Best Description: Player
Mixed Reviews
I purchased this stick primarily because I wanted to test out a new brand, and because the price was right (was a $200 stick marked down to $100). The highlight of this stick is the shot power. Simply put, this stick delivers more shot power, both in wrist shots, snap shots, and slap shots, of any stick I have ever used. The puck explodes off of the blade, and I have taken shots with this stick that could have beaten NHL goalies, shots that I never believed myself capable of.
I also like the radial shaft, as it gives the stick a sleeker feel, and definitely enhances your grip on the stick. I was worried at first that it might feel to thin and insubstantial in my hands, but it feels just right, however I'm 5'8, so if you're significantly taller than me (with bigger hands), you may want to test this stick out in person before buying. The stick is also light and well-balanced.
Where the MV-5 falls short is on design and durability. The stick looks rather bland, and the graphics, such as they are, peel and chip away with astonishing ease. In addition, the tip of the blade chips very easily, and slashes to the shaft that would leave most other sticks unscathed can take small chunks of material off the MV-5. I've had this stick for a couple months, and it has not broken, nor has the performance been compromised, but it is wearing much quicker than other sticks I've owned.
I chose the Booth blade (BP40), which is a bit shorter in terms of the blade height than I am used to, and pucks have a slightly higher tendency to bounce over the blade as a result. I'm not blaming Miken too much for this, as I purchased this stick online without ever testing it, and other blade patterns are probably different.
All in all, Miken is a new company to hockey, and they show a lot of promise. Look for them to be a big player in a few years. As for the MV-5 Radial, I look at it as a sort of prototype. It has some kinks to be worked out, but for $100 dollars, it's definitely worth a shot.
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Date:12/23/13
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Perfect Balance
Heavy
Light
Heipfam
Location: MA
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Good stick for average player
Pros: Great value, Quality, Features
Bought the stick since I have used their softball bats before. I have been very pleased. I picked it up on sale, so it was a good deal. I would say it does not compare to the other two hundred dollar sticks but for under a hundred its a smoking deal. Love the feel, great kick, smooth shots. Blade is strong and great shape. I use it two times a week, sometimes three, and it has held up well.
Review 3 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Date:3/15/13
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Perfect Balance
Heavy
Light
emptynetteer
Location: Chicago, IL
Frequency: 1 time per week
Gender: male
great stick, poor durability
Pros: great performance
Cons: durability
I've purchased 3 of these sticks. All three broke early relative to other sticks. 2 of 3 broke within warranty, so I have technically been through 5 of these Miken sticks. Which they did honor the warranty. I LOVE the sticks, which is why I just ordered my fourth, however the durability is really bad. If they were $150-200, I wouldn't buy them but the sale price is justifiable even with the durability. The performance/feel of the stick is the best I've tried. I REALLY hope MIKEN can get the durability issue figured out, because the stick is awesome. AND it is MADE IN THE USA. Unlike all these other CHINA made Easton sticks.
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 4 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Date:2/17/13
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Perfect Balance
Heavy
Light
JayDaIceMan
Miken
Pros: Great value
Cons: durability, fragile
Never owned a Miken before the price was right and I needed new twigs so I purchased 2 of these. Looks good feels good performs well however the durability and toughness of this stick is awful. After only a cpl light session in a rec league the tip of the blade looks like Ive used it for a considerable amount of time. Very displeased I'd never buy them again. The blade is cracking many large chips in the edges and the tack grip is coming off in record time.
Review 5 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Extremely Light
Heavy
Light
Lemur
Location: Wyoming
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Best Stick I've Ever Owned
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features, light, improved my shot, great grip
Cons: paint chipped easily
This is an amazing stick. I bought it over 50% off at $70 and it is an amazing stick at a price of $200. I have used many good sticks in the past (vapors, mission m1, easton synergy, totalones. etc.) and this is my favorite stick of all. It arrived the day before a game and the next day all of my teammates were loving it and its weight. Not to mention how much it has improved my shot. I have shots now that I have never been able to achieve before as my average. I got the B Ovechkin curve which I am not used to, so I still have some issues with accuracy, but it is the best stick I have ever owned by far. Also it has already been nicked my a couple skates and shows no wear. Also it is extremely light and the shaft's feel and radial shape are amazing in my grip. My only issue with this stick is that after one tape job the "Made In the USA" stick started to peel off, but I never like it anyways. I would highly recommend this stick to anybody.
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1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 6 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Date:12/16/12
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Durability
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
Hefhay
Location: Pottstown, pa
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Try again Miken
Pros: Helped improve my game, Features
Cons: Quality, durability
The stick was great for 2 skates. I got a little stick check and the stick broke about 6 inches up the shaft. It wasn't even a hard slash. Very weak shaft. Enjoyed shooting with the one piece composite so much...I got blisters on my hands. The worst part is Miken (unlike most other companies) made me pay to ship it back to them. Way to stand behind ur product. Miken has potential but they didn't make a good 1st impression.
Review 7 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Date:10/22/12
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
Tommy23
Location: Minneapolis
Loved the stick.
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Features, shot quality
Cons: durability
I liked these sticks so much, I purchased two of them. My shot was better, the puck feel was great. Unfortunately, both broke within two months. I guess it comes down to a design flaw, but I assume Miken sticks will only get better.
Review 8 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Design
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Durability
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Heavy
Heavy
Light
player
Location: ND
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Stay with Conventional Brands
Pros: Great value
Cons: durbility
I bought this stick because it was only $100 and it wasn't even worth it. I had been breaking CCM's and Bauer's and wanted to try something different. My shot had less power, the blade toe is chipped in 3 different places, and the blade it self is small. Also it is heavy. Not worth the money even if it is only a $100.
0 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 9 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
Ethan
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Good value
Pros: Great value, Quality
Cons: blade pattern chart is misleading
This stick is quite light and performs well all around.
I was little annoyed that the BP40 curve is quite open, not as much as something like a Sakic but definitely not "slightly open." For 100 it is well worth the price. I have not used it much yet so I can't comment on the durability but it seems high quality and I don't think I'll have problems. So far I have noticed that pucks tend to wobble more on shots and especially on long sauce passes but that may just be a matter of not being completely adjusted to the curve.
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 10 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Date:5/9/11
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
CoachJ
Location: PA
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice
Best Description: Coach
Proud 2 Be
Pros: Helped improve my game, Features
Cons: blade heavy
I coach hockey on a private basis and have used every top of the line stick available, recently: 11k, one95, S19. These were all good sticks, each in excelling in a different way. The Miken tops them all in overall performance. Flex, feel, grip coating, and radial shaft shape all combine to create one of the best "feeling" sticks I've used. Scary zing on the puck with all shots too.
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 11 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
FadedGlory
Location: N. Carolina
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice
Best Description: Player
It's about time.
Pros: Helped improve my game, Quality, honest
Finally a stick that feels like an extension of my body. It took a little to get used to the different feel, but well worth it in the long run. Balanced, durable, responsive, gimick free, and made in the USA.
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 12 for MV-5 Pro Radial Comp Stick
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
FreightTrain
BUY NOW!!
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Features
Was hesitant at first to buy such new product but glad I did. Took some time to get used to the feel but my shot has improved immensely. Nothing compares to this stick at all. Miken really has raised the bar in stick manufacturing. Would recommend to anyone serious about hockey.