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10-29-2012, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by AIREAYE View Post
Mako is as close as you're going to get without having an actual SE16. Easton's marketing says that the RS is for accuracy and Mako for speed but in reality, it's all personal preference. They both feel and play differently. The RS has a really fast release and kick and in my own opinion, one of the best out there. What it has in performance it lacks in blade durability, they've made the RS2 blade stiffer and more durable however.

The Mako doesn't particularly excel in any area but I think that's what so appealing to people who've enjoyed the SE16; a no-frills solid product without a noticeable kickpoint and consistent feel.

Of course, the only way to know which one you'll prefer is to try them yourself.
I will never buy an easton again after the blade on my rs broke after 25 skates, complete garbage

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