Rooted in technology and innovation, STX is most well known for its success with lacrosse, golf and field hockey equipment. STX has drafted on its vast experience to enter the hockey market. The Stallion 500 stick has been described as a Power Tool and was designed for the elite level player that wants to fully maximize their energy transfer to the puck. The Power Flex Shot Profile is a constant flex profile that allows the stick to load energy before transferring it into those heavy shots.
One of the main areas of focus for STX hockey was to have the balance point of the stick as far up the shaft as possible. They have engineered the Stallion 500 in such a way that doesn't sacrifice weight or durability, but still has one of the highest balance points on the market. This results in a nice blade-light feel to the stick. The shaft is considered to have a square shape with double concave walls, however, the corners have additional contouring to them which makes the corners feel a little less-pronounced than some of the other square shaped sticks out there. 12K carbon fiber is a high quality carbon fiber weave that is known for its excellent stress management properties and is the main material used in the senior and intermediate shaft of the Stallion 500. The shaft is finished with a matte-like grip coating which offers a lighter grip feel than some of the other traditional grip applications on the market.
The Stallion 500 doesn't really have a visible taper, because of its constant flex profile. It uses spear construction, which means that the shaft extends internally to the heel of the blade.
Since this stick is about power, the Stallion 500 features a XX-stiff blade design that enhances the amount of power that transfers directly into your shots. Internally, the blade has a dual rib and foam core construction, while the external blade construction features a 12K carbon fiber wrap.
If you're looking to bust out a power tool to help you unleash those powerful shots, the Stallion 500 stick from STX is just that.