I just bought a Canadian made Bauer Vapor XX stick, and I love it. I was tempted to buy one with a Hossa blade (which I prefer) but, I looked at the blade, and the material was inconsistent, with areas where it looked like a whole different mold was fused on to areas of the blade. There were fractures, dents, etc. all over the blade and the shaft. Why bother owning that? Then, I noticed that it was made in Ukraine. Recently, I was tempted to buy a Revolution stick. Perfect weight, blade, whip, etc. I loved it. Then I looked at the blade closely, and saw that the thing looked like it was manufactured on Hangover Day by second grade monkeys during the Bronze Age. Again, the stick was made in the Ukraine. So, what's up with Ukranian stick manufacturing, and do they make good sticks in Ukraine? I'm a stick snob...if it's not made in Canada, Finland, or sometimes the US...I won't buy it UNLESS it looks like its grade A craftsmanship.