This design helps to control hard passes and keep the puck on your blade. The hybrid Kevlar-wrapped shaft of this stick gives impact protection and vibration dampening. This stick is a step up from the lower cost Synergy EQ30 model in that it has the Multi-Rib and Micro-Bladder blade, which ups the accuracy and power of shots. However, this stick lacks the higher cost EQ50's customizable weighted end cap (which offers optimal balance, as well as adjustable swing weight). There are model variations for the Easton Synergy EQ40 composite hockey stick, each with blade options from a selection of NHL hockey players.