Great choice for high school players looking to upgrade. The narrower head shape is good for shooting and draw control, unlike the Crux 600 which is wider in the middle. It has a larger diameter handle, so players with longer fingers will like it, maybe not those with smaller hands, and it's a little heavier. The lip guard is annoying and you will have to adjust ground ball form. Don't like the track, doesn't keep that high sweet spot like mesh or the Crux track. I bought an ECD Venom mesh track and replaced it (how-to video online). I got both sticks for my players to try and this Exult just edges out the Crux.