Comments: Got this as a warranty replacement for a busted Mako II, I'd say they're pretty fairly different sticks even if the V9 is based on the Mako series. Since this was a warranty replacement, the sticks had the same pattern (E3) and flex (85) so it made for a consistent comparison. The whippiness of the Mako II was one of the major features of that stick and that has been drastically changed with the V9 as it's tuned to be significantly stiffer. Because of this I would say the V9 has a more consistent and truer feel than the Mako II. The blade of the V9 plays a bit more livelier than its predecessor, although I can't say it provides a dramatic difference in pop. Overall a good stick, certainly a bit of a departure from their previous offerings.
From: Michael, CT
Comments: The stick is much better than the mako II. Better balance and stiffer shaft and blade. The durability is not very good. The stick lasted 4 games of high school hockey, before breaking at the heel. The blade broke at the back of the heel where the shaft meets the blade
From: Mike, Dayton, OH
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