New for the 2018 season Warrior Covert QRE SL Grip Junior Hockey Stick. With its reduced weight and, appearance redesigned, and an adjusted taper, this is Warriors most advanced stick to date, optimized for a lightning-quick shot release. The SL in the name stands for Super Light, which is fitting, as this stick weighs in at a very impressive 400 grams. Along with being lighter than its predecessor, the Warrior Covert QRE SL Grip Junior Hockey Stick has changed appearance wise as well. Although the design and graphics are the same as the Covert QREdge, Warrior has gone with a different color palette and now use grey and solver accents over their blue coloring and used a softer orange coloring throughout, giving the stick an overall darker, sleeker look. Moving to the construction of the Covert QRE SL Junior Hockey Stick, Warrior went with their True1 Phantom design. This means that the entire shaft is a true one-piece build! This is paired with their Minimus 1200 Carbon Fiber on the interior, which provides a reduction in weight, but also makes the Covert QRE SL Stick that much more durable. And, for this stick, Warrior has re-layered these carbon fiber materials, shaving off 16 grams compared to the QREdge. These two features together provide players with a stick that is lighter, more durable, and more responsive than ever before. Warrior went with a texturized grip for their new Covert QRE SL Junior Hockey Stick. They paired this with their straight side walls with rounded corners. The Covert line of sticks from Warrior is designed to have one of the quickest, if not THE quickest, releases on the market. The Covert QRE SL Stick is no different. This is thanks to Warriors new redesigned 3D Edge Taper. This taper drives flex energy through the hosel providing lightning quick releases on your shots all while remaining deadly accurate. The redesigned taper of the Covert QRE SL Junior Hockey Stick goes hand in hand with the SoftCore X Foam Core constructed blade.