I picked this stick up to test out a composite model. I absolutely love the design, weight, and balance of this stick. I had no problems playing the puck or controlling rebounds.
Unfortunately, the stick only lasted five games. I took a decent wrist shot off the shaft just above my blocker, and the impact location crumbled like an egg shell. A few minutes later I went behind the net to stop the puck and the stick broke.
I've destroyed a lot of sticks over the years, but this is the first time I've lost a new stick to a wrist shot from 20 feet out. Normally, I would recommend Sher-wood in a heartbeat, but after this experience, I think I'm going to look at some of the other manufacturers. I might have just had bad luck picking up a stick with a weak spot, but I will definitely rethink future business with Sher-wood. I expect more out of a $100 stick.
Also, a final warning. Sher-wood prints a caveat on their goalie sticks that they do not honor. There is a "limited 30-day" warranty label printed on the shaft, however as I found out, the website clearly states that goalie sticks are not included in this warranty...why print it on the stick then.