TRUE utilized a high pressure clave molding process which they patented under the title "Axenic Technology." The advantage of using this manufacturing process is it yields a true one-piece hockey stick and results in very consistent internal walls and shaft shape, a very low void content, pure flexural energy transfer and unmatched balance. Working alongside the Axenic Technology, Smartply Technology is the "recipe" TRUE implemented for less weight and shaft durability. Smartply tech is a laminate design that is used with up to 25 inner layers of unidirectional carbon fiber; the way the fibers are angled and the order of those angles are what control torsional stiffness and protect from impact damage while maximizing performance and impact strength.
The A1.0 SBP is made of a blend of carbon fiber and fiber glass and has a graduated mid-flex profile for performance in all game situations. New for 2016 is the BRT blade technology. The seamless braided tubes located at the center and and bottom of the blade produce the longest lasting and most consistent blade we've ever made, up to 50% stronger than its predecessor the ABII technology!
As an entry level stick, the A1.0 SBP is a true one-piece stick that packs a lot of technology for a great value. If you are a recreational player looking for better balance and control then TRUE's A1.0 could be for you.