June 22, 2011
This is my first experience with a Bauer stick, and I'm so impressed. I just got last week, and I've only used it for one game. I'm playing in an adult indoor, inline rec league. I'm definitely not known for scoring goals. I think last season I had 1 goal in 14 games. I had been using a low end Mission Soldier OPS, but I had some extra money and decided to upgrade. In the one game that I used the X:40...I was able to rip a wrist shot top left, right over the goalie's shoulder from just inside the right faceoff circle. The shot was completely legit; It was against an above average goalie. I loaded the puck, flexed the stick, aimed...and I was shocked at the speed and power. I've never been able to shoot like that with any other stick. I'm 100% convinced that if I had been using the same old Mission stick, I would've shot wide or the goalie would've stopped it. Maybe that's just superstition, but I truly believe that this wasn't just a lucky shot. The stick is amazing. By the way, I'm using a PM9 curve / 77 flex. I did cut it down a little, so it's about an 84 flex. AMAZING!!!