New Sticks

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New Sticks

Post by Grizzly Adams » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:41 pm

Whats the best new stick for this season, in everyones opinions? looking for new wood. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: New Sticks

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:52 pm

Vapor XXX, Lindros curve <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src= ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>Elk River AA State Champions- 2001 Boys & 2004 Girls</p><i></i>

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new sticks

Post by dman007 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:59 pm

Being a player I really like the Easton SL P77 curve 100 flex. Its really light and it feels great. <p></p><i></i>

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Post by war hock » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:07 pm

I miss the si-core grips<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src= ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by Grizzly Adams » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:49 am

What about the new Rbk stick, is that any good? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: sticks

Post by hockeyboy » Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:23 am

The RBK sticks being used in the USHL are breaking at a clip of about 4 per game. <p><!--EZCODE MAIL START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE MAIL END--></p><i></i>

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Re: sticks

Post by Wildhockey55 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:27 am

These new sticks are basically made for professionals-- or for those who dont pay for them directly...the sticks are performance based and not based on durability... <p></p><i></i>

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Re: sticks

Post by packerboy » Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:15 am

My experince with the first generation of "designer" sticks was that they were durable. My kid would break 1 old fashion wood stick a week at 30$ a pop. I bought him a 130$ stick and it lasted the rest of the season. Maybe just lucky or have things changed? <br><br>It was painful to pay that much but long term less expensive. I see that they are now closer to 200$. Ouch. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: sticks

Post by Gretz Guy » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:49 pm

Easton Stealth Grip. Spendy, but worth it. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: sticks

Post by ronnyevhs » Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:07 pm

The Reebok sticks many WCHA players use are breaking at a rate of about 5 per week per player...same with white mission sticks, which are about 2/day <p></p><i></i>

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Post by swatsy28 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:17 pm

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Synergy SL

Post by swatsy28 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:19 pm

sorry bout the last post, didnt think i knew my password. Don't by the new Synergy SL (silver/red). I have already broken 2 in less then a dozen practices. I also have 2 teammates who broke theres the first time they used them. I dont know what the deal with them is, but stay away. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Synergy SL

Post by denverhockey » Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:07 pm

i Think the sl is agood light stick but at a cost and has broken alot of the games ive watched ive even seen 2 break on the same shift but if i could suggest anything i would say the St a little heavier then the SL but lasts longer and i just like it better <p></p><i></i>

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Post by KodiakChew » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:22 pm

The White Mission stick is crap. There is a kid on my team that breaks at least one a practice. He switched to a Stealth because of it.<br><br>The Si-Core in my opinion is the worst stick on the planet. You cannot feel the puck, I would rather use a mission than a si-core.<br><br>I'm a fan of the new super tough synergy, they are very durable and a good weight. <br><br>The SL Synergy and Stealth are very good too, but I just don't like how light they are and some players I know say the same thing. But others love how light it is. It is purely personal preference.<br><br>I've never used a CCM or RBK stick, but I've heard good things and the players that use them seem to really like it. It is different than a synergy, I think a little more durable and skinnier at the blade.<br><br>I've never used a Bauer one-piece but my all time favorite curve was the Lindros even though an Easton Forseberg (Modano) is very similar (little less toe curve and more of a heel to mid curve).<br><br>Basically what it comes down to is personal preference. I've seen a kid use Koho wood sticks the whole year and loved them. If you give Sakic and many other great players a piece of wood and duck tap they would still be great. Those guys can play with anything! Just my thoughts. <p>AHA 2002 & 2005 State Champions!<br></p><i></i>

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Re: Sticks

Post by RBK sniper » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:13 pm

I really like The new RBK sticks. They give a really good sense of feel for the puck. Yeah they may break more easy..but its worth it...just my opinion <p></p><i></i>

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Post by Synergy10 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:42 am

I am really falling in love with the Easton Z Bubble. I don't know if any of you have been introduced to this new phenomenon or not. <p></p><i></i>

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Post by RLStars » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:00 am

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I don't know if any of you have been introduced to this new phenomenon or not. <hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>Where have you been? Easton has been making a Z-Bubble for quite a few years.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :o --><img src= ALT=":o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Z-Bubble?

Post by Synergy10 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:05 am

Thank you for informing me of that RLStars, I would be lost without you. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Z-Bubble?

Post by warrrior4life » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:41 pm

I love the performance of the SL but they break like crazy <p></p><i></i>

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Post by sloppyice » Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:40 am

Buy wood. <p></p><i></i>

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Post by gr19 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:31 pm

I have a synergy stick with a composite Shanahan blade. Best blade for stick handling for myself. My brother got a Crosby blade, that thing is wierd, too much tweak. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: blade

Post by pondhocky legend » Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:36 pm

easton is coming out with a new aluminum stick that is unflexible and has a straight blade it also weighs fifteen pounds with 90% of the weight being in its blade. no one knows how it works and easton is keeping it top secret. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: blade

Post by Johnnie15 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:31 pm

Personally I am a fan of the Synergy Grip Lidstrom curve, 110 flex. It is a wicked heel but once you get the hang of it you can saucer like nobody's business. I am fan of the 110, but most people aren't. I am a bigger guy and it seems to work for my slapshot. Still using the old synergy, the one before the SL or ST, but I shold be getting an ST anyday now. <p></p><i></i>

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Post by slapstick99 » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:33 pm

the best sticks to buy are the stealths they are spendy but last the longest and are the nicest to play with<br><br>what ever happened to the old blue vectors? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: sticks

Post by KodiakChew » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:40 pm

The Vectors are still around. <br><br>Johnnie, you have probably been told this but Brett Hull used something like a 75 flex, and his shot seemed pretty good to me. It has everything to do with timing, and his timing is/was incredible. But it is your preference (I bet your snapper or wrister isn't so good with that really stiff stick though, just a hunch). <p>AHA 2002 & 2005 State Champions!<br></p><i></i>