The Alien AX5 features a super low 24.9mm bow at 200mm which also includes a groove for flicking power. A weight of 535g which balances 380mm from the head. It is made using the hybrid formula CKZ, Carbon, Zylon and Kevlar for more strength and lighter weight. The carbon is MDCS (Multi Directional Carbon Strand) and the stick has Exo Spines on the back for increased stiffness. The face of the head is coated with a silica face for better ball control, the looks outweigh the functionality though. It has an EXTREMELY aggressive head shape.
Personally I love this stick's design but I also cop a bit of sledging from team mates about it being 'babyish' which they say is because of the font of 'Alien'. The rods on the back stop both sides looking like mirror images. The rest of the stick however is very smooth and definitely stands out on the field, if you want to be that type of person like me. It doesn't have a carbon weave look like all the other main stream sticks but has a coating of kevlar on the back and front which gives it a super sleek look. There has been a large amount of detail put into the stick.
The Alien AX5 has a feel unlike any other. While dribbling you can enjoy the soft touch in your hands and also feel the strength and power within the stick waiting the be unleashed. It has the soft and forgiving feel when dribbling and the raw crack without the jarring when hitting which is very surprising for a stick so thin. It balances nicely in your hands with enough it let you know it's there but to still give you full control.
...Effortless Power...unlike other sticks where power comes with low balance points, heavy weights or a hard touch the AX5 has none of these but still keeps the power. For those who worry, "oh, will the groove disrupt my slapping" or "I will never be able to hit flat with that bow" probably can't to do any of these skills with a straight stick, if you cant hit flat with your normal stick you will have no problems hitting flat with this stick. The skill it performs best is tomahawks (yes, better than flicks) it's just so beautiful to hit on the reverse, the swinging, the feel, the power it's all so perfect and everyone else who tries it agrees. The head makes getting the ball off the ground a breeze.
Available at http://area51.teamalien.co.uk/cat1.html#!/AX5-Blue/p/52405080/category=13739018 for £295\$610 it has to be a special stick, which it is nothing short of. For $610 I wouldn't buy it I highly recommend applying for a sponsorship and if you get a decent discount I would definitely give it a good look as it really is a beast of a stick. A powerful, soft, balanced stick with a slick look. I can't see myself using anything else in the foreseeable future.
Still going fine after about a season worth of use. No rattling, cracks or holes. There are a few pieces of paint missing but that seem to be isolated an don't spread. I was always expecting chips in the paint on the edge but I am impressed with how well it has taken chops and chucks. The silica face is as good as new and the paint under it is staying together much better than I expected. The stock grip is still on and feels awesome haven't needed to replace it but it has begun to slide a bit but I am going to put a bit of tape on to prolong its life. Still loving it! A couple of update photos below.