Named after the fastest shark species, the Mako series of sticks 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 in such a way that hand speed is optimized. 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.
Easton uses a proprietary textured woven Kevlar« wrap on the outermost layer of the shaft, the properties of which give you two benefits: improved feel by dampening vibrations and improved durability from impacts such as slashes and shots. In addition to the Kevlar« wrap the MAKO shaft is made of graphite and its geometry has square corners with slightly concave walls. This type of shaft is very popular among Easton's pro players, and it allows you to get a nice secure grip of your stick.
The MAKO is available in either a nice matte finish or with the Grip 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. Easton uses a multi-rib construction through its micro-bladder process in the blade. Basically, this means that there are 2 structural ribs that run the length of the blade with a combination of a bladder and foams between the ribs. This provides a great feel to the stick and in conjunction with the 3K carbon wrap provides a nice amount of stiffness and torsional rigidity to the blade.
You will also notice the non-skid coating on the blade, which feels a little bit like a coarse grit sandpaper. If you only tape a portion of the blade, you'll still get some grip on the puck and if you are someone who tapes your stick very often the tape comes off much easier that it would from a smooth gloss surface.
If it's quick hands, power and accuracy that you are looking for in a stick, check out the MAKO from Easton.