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Easton Mako Tapered Blade

Featuring a tapered hosel design, the Mako Blade has a multi-rib construction and non-skid coating for a smooth, high-performing blade.
Average Rating:
2.333 out of 5
2.3
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0 out of 3(0%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mako Tapered Blade
Review 1 for Mako Tapered Blade
Date:4/10/13
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
4 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
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
ChicagoRyan
Location: Chicago, IL
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 1 time per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Not durable
Pros: Helped improve my game
Cons: Quality
I echo comments from another reviewer. This is a high performance, light weight blade. I like how the blade feels somewhat "dead" from whatever they put inside of it, as opposed to other composite blades I have owned that were too lively, passes bounced right off blade. However, I cannot recommend this blade due to durability issues. The first time I changed the tape (after maybe 3 - 4 games) I noticed vertical cracks in middle of blade. The second time I changed the tape (after another 3 - 4 games), another vertical crack about in middle of blade. This crack was so bad that the last 1/3 of blade was somewhat floppy going forward. I could not play with it. I understand that with sticks high performance sometimes comes at expense of less durability, but I cannot justify paying $50+ for a blade that only lasts maybe 10 games.
Review 2 for Mako Tapered Blade
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
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Weight: 
Extremely Light
Heavy
Light
tylerC
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Wimpy Shark
Pros: Helped improve my game, Easy to use, light
Cons: Quality, Expensive, durability
This blade is definitely light, looks great and works well as long as it's structurally sound. After a month or so of use though, mine developed a crack the length of the blade right in the middle between the two beams in the hollow blade, which made the blade feel like rubber every time I took a slapper. The blade lasted me about 7 months total before I couldn't take it anymore, and I play in rec league games on average only about twice a week. All in all, just a so-so buy for easton's top-of-the-line tapered blade. I expected a bit more. Looking forward to the Mako II blade where hopefully they address the durability issues
Review 3 for Mako Tapered Blade
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Heavy
Heavy
Light
Spartan22
Location: Minnesota
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Not an SE16 Replacement
Cons: Expensive, Difficult to use, not comparable to previous versions
I have used Easton sticks for a long time. I had two 2-piece sticks, both with SE16 blades. When one blade broke, I bought the Mako blade in the same pattern, etc., etc. The first thing I noticed, before even taking a shot, is that the Mako was heavier than the SE16. My disappointment continued when I took the first shot and determined that the kick that I loved from SE16 blade was gone in the Mako blade.
The power of my wrist shot and snap shot were reduced by 50%. For someone who loves the SE16, my question for Easton is why design the perfect wheel?