So much brouhaha on this sticks in the forum and also from some friends who, even if you offers them free sticks of other brands or even cash to do away with it, they still refuses !! so, i finally tried them out myself,got 2 ... Power smash and Infinity 9000. by golly... good sticks. and these are my 'go to ' sticks now.. until........my freind broke my 9000... waiting for replacement.... sob...sob... so, i tried to 'google' them out( finnex ) not much info,other than it's a malaysian company JV with a Japan co. ???? anyone can contribute more info ???