As some of you may or may not know, it is around that time of year where Bauer hockey releases a new stick. This is very important to many people. Myself, I have been using Bauer sticks since before I can remember and I feel that there is just something about them that puts them above all others. Anyways, Bauer has three lines of equipment, Nexus, Supreme, and Vapor. This years stick, has come out of the Nexus line, which is interesting for me because, I have never used a Nexus line stick before. I ended up having two Nxg's (the Nxg is the supreme line from two years ago) and then getting an Apx 2 this past year (the Apx 2 is a Vapor line). Anyways, i have heard great things about the nexus line but have never actually used a stick that was in the Nexus line. So, the Nexus 8000 came out a few days ago and I went out and got one, like a lot of other people have also, and, I can say that I really am a fan of this stick, it has nice, mid kick technology, and is also very light, and very easy to work with. The only other thing is how long will the stick last, will it lose its pop soon, or will it keep it for a while. Overall this stick is great, some would say one of Bauers best.