We were perplexed about the blades, the business end of the stick that takes a ferocious beating on the ice colliding with pucks, skates, other sticks and the boards. Luckily, most players wrap tape around their blades to "soften" them and help with puck handling. We found upon removing the tape, the blade's carbon fiber was not only intact but revealed a handsome natural carbon fiber pattern. One artisan, three holes & three glasses later we have takeoff. The Blade Beer Flight.