The Sher-Wood Rekker EK345 Grip Composite Hockey Stick has many of the same features as the EK365, making this stick very suitable for elite players, without having the top end price point. This stick includes Blackline Carbon Fiber in the blade, which means the blade will be lighter and more durable. The Dropkick Taper on the Rekker EK345 Hockey Stick creates a low kick point resulting in more efficiency in loading and a quicker release. The blade on this stick, the VRF.2 Blade, is the same blade youll find in the top end model. This blade will help the stick keep its new stick feel longer. The final feature of this stick is the Spear Shaft Technology which has the shaft running through the heel of the blade to provide a better puck feel and a more consistent flex profile. Sher-Wood has done a very good job of implementing a lot of the key features found in their top of the line stick into this level so that players can get great quality and feel at a more affordable price.