I wasn't a huge fan of this stick at first, but it's really grown on me since I started using it. Weight is really good - pretty light IMO - and I've been using it for months without a sign of damage. The only negative - at least for my game - is that the paddle and blade are really stiff. This took a bit of getting used to, but now I've really come to like how the stick plays. Pretty good price for a stick with a composite handle as well.