The R1.9 is the mid-range Premier option, meaning you’ll get some pro features but not all of them. This stick is for the goalie that feels they’re most in their groove with a composite stick in hand, but they’re ballin’ on a budget. Like the Premier Plus, the Premier R1.9 has an ExoFibe composite Paddle; however, the ExoFibe is not combined with CCM’s ZeroFlux Technology. The ZeroFlux Technology’s purpose is to serve as the vibration dampening tool. This can be considered the first ‘trade-off’ between dollars saved and product purchased, but what is important is the ExoFibe composite construction. The stick is given a clean look with the matte finish over top the composite material.