Named after the fastest shark species, the Mako series of product from Easton is all about having quick hands. Such a big part of the game involves tight spots, which requires quick hands and speed to get the shot off. Easton has designed their Mako line of sticks to be lightweight and balanced for quick hands. In addition to being so well-balanced, the Mid-taper kick point provides a great combination of power and accuracy. Easton's insight studies with goaltenders is what led them to the predominantly white look of the series, because some of the goalies claimed that the white stick blended in with the ice and boards making it more difficult to see the release of the puck from the shooter.
For the M1, Easton uses a Carbon Fiber and Fiberglass construction in the shaft and its geometry has contoured corners with slightly concave walls. It has a nice balanced feel to it, and is one of the lighterweight opening price point sticks on the market. The MAKO M1 is available in a nice matte finish. It has a very consistent taper that is nice and thin, which creates that mid-taper kick point providing you with a great combination of power and accuracy. For the blade, Easton uses a multi-rib construction. Basically, this means that there are 2 structural ribs that run the length of the blade with foam cores between the ribs. This provides nice feel to the stick and in conjunction with the 6K carbon wrap provides a nice amount of stiffness and torsional rigidity to the blade.
For an opening price point value stick that is relatively lightweight, has great balance and performance attributes check out the MAKO M1 from Easton.
Easton high performance one-piece composite hockey sticks and shafts are covered by a 30-day, limited warranty against manufacturer defects only. This is a one-time replacement only. This warranty covers damage/premature breakage caused by manufacture's defect only and is extended with the understanding that hockey is a contact sport which causes stick breakage. Products must be purchased at an authorized Easton retailer. Please see http://eastonhockey.com/warranty/warranty-united-states
for complete warranty criteria. BLADES ARE NOT COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY.