When Easton set out to create the second generation of the Mako line of sticks, they still wanted it to enhance the concept of quick hands and speed to get the shot off, but they placed a renewed focus on increasing responsiveness and shot accuracy. They delivered with a MAKO M3 II stick that is responsive, accurate and considerably lighter than its original MAKO M3 predecessor.
Easton optimized the lay-up of carbon fiber and fiberglass in the shaft, which is the main reason the second generation M3 is lighter than the original M3. Essentially they removed material from where it was not needed. The shaft geometry has contoured corners with slightly concave walls with a nice textured finish to them for enhanced grip and feel. The MAKO M3 II is only available in a nice matte finish.
There is noticeable taper as you transition from shaft to blade, which is responsible for the mid-taper kick point.
The blade on the M3 II 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 M3 II uses a 3K woven carbon wrap.
You'll find great value in this lighter version of the MAKO M3, with improvements in blade stiffness and shot accuracy. Shoot quickly and confidently.
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.