Warrior has managed to knock a whopping 25 grams off of their previous stick models, including a 35% lighter blade! This means a couple of things: great feel, and quick release. The QR1 features Warrior's Dagger T2 taper which works in accordance with a super low kick point to provide the shooter with an unbelievably quick release. The fact that Warrior has been able to drop so much weight is unreal because they have actually reinforced the stick to make it even more durable! They have implemented reinforced corners that allowed them to drop the weight while almost doubling the strength. All it is going to take is holding the QR1 in your hands to let you know this stick is the real deal!