So I had a bad day at the rink last week where I broke nearly $700 worth of sticks in one day. Two S19s and an X60, all of them broke near the heal of the blade. I almost never brake the shaft of any of my one piece sticks it always is the blade either going too soft or actually breaking the blade. So being frustrated I decided to buy an X60 Shaft and Blade two piece setup. I had not used a shaft and blade combo in years being convinced the feel and performance of true one piece sticks are superior. I actually have found the velocity on my shot has gone up (not by much but still I can tell I am shooting harder and faster with the two piece). The OPS gives me the very minor edge in feeling the puck on my blade but it is almost insignificant because I have a near perfect feel of the puck with a 2P setup. Why don't more players use two piece sticks these days? The ability to change patterns and replace a $60 blade over a $200+ stick is pretty significant for players who are not professionals. Not to mention the OPS is a more expensive stick to start off with. Every pro shop by me has tons of racks with OPS sticks and a very small section of shafts and blades.