TRUE A4.5 HT Hockey Stick (2018) is a great option for players looking for strength in their sticks, minus the additional weight. Offering a 20% improvement to impact strength in the shaft & a +50% higher impact strength in the hosel. Featuring BRT+ (Braided Rib Technology), Axenic, and SmartPly Technologies in the construction. The BRT+ Technology provides for a thinner, stronger paddle. The viscoelastic layer in the hosel and paddle provide more absorption on impact, mimicking the rebound control benefits of a Pro Foam Core model. Balance is achieved via the carefully calculated swing weight – material has been removed from the lower paddle area, shifting the balance point towards the handle for a lighter-feeling stick with puck-handling capabilities.