Over the last 3 years, I've been searching for a cost effective/durable composite goal stick. After multiple purchases and just as many disappointments, I decided to go back to foam.
The Vaughn 7800 has lasted 8 games (and counting). The weight is a bit more than compo sticks, but it is something I quickly adjusted to. Not as much umph when clearing the puck. That being said, the feel of this stick is much better, the durability is incomparable, and this positive experience means I will not be going back to compo goal sticks.