The only negative for this stick is the common problem of the ball stop only sticking half-way on (nothing a little light duty glue can't fix.Pros:
I feel this stick is better to learn with than the Lily (except maybe for ground balls). My daughter used the Lily for her first year.
I already have purchased the STX Crux 300 as an advanced stick for my 9 year-old who has already been playing for 4 years but she is not quite ready for the 300 yet.
Ball stop adhesive.