If you liked the first generation MAKO M2, then you're probably going to like this one even more. Easton's main goal was to still have a stick that enhanced the concept of quick hands and speed to get the shot off, but with increased responsiveness and shot accuracy. This second generation MAKO M2 is just that.
Easton optimized the lay-up of carbon fiber and fiberglass in the shaft. Even though the first and second generation MAKO M2 models weigh about the same, removing excess material from where it was not needed will provide a more consistent flex. The shaft geometry has contoured corners with slightly concave walls for a nice feel. The MAKO M2 II is available in a nice matte finish or with the grip finish.
There is noticeable taper as you transition from shaft to blade, which is responsible for the mid-taper kick point.
The blade on this stick is similar in internal construction to the blade used on the higher end MAKO and M5 second generation sticks. It uses a multi-rib construction through its micro-bladder process. Basically, this means that there are 3 structural ribs that run the length of the blade with a combination of a bladder and 4 foam core inserts between the ribs. This provides a more durable core to wall bond as well as dampening for a great feel. The difference between this blade and the higher end models is in the wrap, where this MAKO M2 II uses a 6K woven carbon wrap.
You'll find improvements in blade stiffness and shot accuracy in this version of the MAKO M2 at a great value.
Easton's high performance, one-piece composite hockey sticks and shafts are covered by a 30-day, limited warranty against manufacturer defect only.This is a one-time replacement. The warranty covers damage/premature breakage caused by a manufacturing defect only, and is extended with the understanding that hockey is a contact sport which causes stick
breakage. Replacement Blades are not covered under this warranty. Easton Sports will replace any defective high performance hockey stick/shaft for a period of 30 days from the date of purchase, under the conditions listed below:
- The stick is accompanied by the original receipt (proof of purchase) WITH MATCHING UPC STICKER AND THE WARRANTY FORM.
- The stick broke during normal use as a result of a manufacturing defect and EXCLUDES abuse.
- The shaft was used with the correct size blade.
- The one-piece stick was not exposed to an open flame or any heat source.
- The stick was not a factory second, blem, or purchased used.
- Product was purchased from an authorized Easton dealer (warranty does not apply to third-party auction sites such as eBay).
Warranty coverage will be determined exclusively by Easton Sports. Professional, Collegiate, and CHL teams are excluded from this warranty.
Please see http://eastonhockey.com/support/warranty/hockey-us-warranty/ for complete warranty criteria.