I noticed it at $40...and being a rec league player...I was looking for a stick under $50...that will hold up...and can just switch blades from time to time...I have played two seasons....and broken two hosles/blades...one per season...So I need something that will hold up...and i can just change blades...and get my moneys worth!! Just FYI...NO slap shots in my league...and I cant take one if I tried..but I am pretty agressive with my stick poke checking and sticking it into tight places when I need to....I guess I just play agressive and dnt think about the stick...whcih is probably why I replace them about every 10 games. http://www.1800faceoff.com/prod_selected.ihtml?prod_id=2485&cat_id_on=173&shop_id=1 is the stick... This one is a $45 shaft from Franklin.... http://www.1800faceoff.com/prod_selected.ihtml?prod_id=3185&cat_id_on=173&shop_id=1 Thanks in advance....and since I now live in CO...drink a fat tire or two!! it helps my friends!!