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 Surgeon 500 stick has been described as a Precision Instrument and was designed for the elite level player that wants to feel the puck on their stick with the ability to release it quickly and accurately. The Precision Flex Shot Profile is a dual flex profile that either allows for that quick realease, or allows the stick to load energy higher up the shaft to add power to your shot.
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 Surgeon 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 Surgeon 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 Surgeon 500 doesn't really have a visible taper. It uses spear construction, which means that the shaft extends internally to the heel of the blade.
Since this stick is about precision, the Surgeon 500 features a stiff blade design. Deliberately softer than what you would find in the Stallion 500, because the softer blade allows you to feel the puck better and enhances precise puck control. 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 for a precision instrument that allows for laser-like passes and enhanced shot accuracy, then the Surgeon 500 stick from STX could be for you.