To put it simply, the Ai9 is everything you could want in a hockey stick.
The shape of the shaft and the subtle texture give it a great feel. The moment I picked it up, it just felt right. The Ai9 has a lighter feel than other sticks which are actually less overall weight, because the weight is so well-balanced. The blade is feather light, not too soft or too stiff, and extremely durable. Pucks, sticks, even skate blades do little to no damage to it.
My stick-handling has improved with the Ai9, as has every other facet relating to the stick. My passes are crisper and more accurate, and I can accept passes better as well. The sticks loads up very easily, and on slap shots and snap shots, you can feel the power and energy transfer through the shaft like a bow, rocketing the puck off the blade. Shots are definitely faster and heavier with this stick. Wrist shots are good, however I haven't noticed them being significantly better than other sticks.
The Ai9 is also very accurate. As a child, coaches told me that my shot should end up exactly where the toe of my blade pointed to in my followthrough, though I never found that to be the case. With the Ai9, it is. Wherever you point the stick, the puck goes, it's scary. The shaft is also extremely tough, has taken tons of slashes and shows no hint of damage.
There's a reason more and more pros are turning to the Ai9; it's the best mid-kick stick on the market.