Bauer XXX or Easton Sicore

Yertle The Turtle
04-17-2005, 02:55 PM
Im looking at getting a new stick for my up coming season and I was wondering if either of the Bauer XXX or Easton Sicore (the orange one lol ) were good choices... Also you can post which sticks you prefer not outside of these two... Thanks

Habsfan 32
04-17-2005, 02:57 PM
I perfer the Bauer XXX. I like the Si-Core but not as much.

BuRe#9
04-17-2005, 03:13 PM
I havent tryed out the vapor XXX stick but the si-core stick is made weird in my opinion. If you to get the si-core get the blade to put on your shaft, not the stick. I stick that I use myself is the easton stealth. Now that is a nasty stick!

Joey13
04-17-2005, 04:15 PM
Both are great sticks - with the new Eastons having been released (Stealth, Synergy ST & SL) and the Reebok stuff out now, you can find Si-core's a little cheaper. I have always been an Easton fan but would highly suggest that you look at TPS sticks. I have a Response plus (red) and an XN-10 (blue and yellow) and they are both aweseome sticks - give them a look as well.

Yertle The Turtle
04-17-2005, 04:16 PM
I havent tryed out the vapor XXX stick but the si-core stick is made weird in my opinion. If you to get the si-core get the blade to put on your shaft, not the stick. I stick that I use myself is the easton stealth. Now that is a nasty stick!

I have a Stealth right now too but I hate the blade. (Modano, Senior)... I have heard the XXX chips and breaks easilly that is why I am worried about getting it. Also if you could tell me if a any stick is better for stickhandling?

Yertle The Turtle
04-17-2005, 04:17 PM
Both are great sticks - with the new Eastons having been released (Stealth, Synergy ST & SL) and the Reebok stuff out now, you can find Si-core's a little cheaper. I have always been an Easton fan but would highly suggest that you look at TPS sticks. I have a Response plus (red) and an XN-10 (blue and yellow) and they are both aweseome sticks - give them a look as well.

I was also looking at getting an XN-10. Could you tell me why you like it or is it just over all a good stick?

Joey13
04-17-2005, 07:37 PM
I was also looking at getting an XN-10. Could you tell me why you like it or is it just over all a good stick?

It is extremely light (395 grams, I believe) and the balance feels great. The weight seems to be spread throughout the entire stick, not heavy in the blade like some I have used. I also like the whip flex from TPS. I have heard that the whip would be equivalent to about an Easton 80 flex. The XN-10 whip gives you great snap on your shot without feeling flimsy. I have found that playing wing, I am able to pick up pucks in traffic and rifle shots on net without much effort. The only stick I think is even close to the XN-10 is probably the Stealth.

Yertle The Turtle
04-17-2005, 08:15 PM
Is it durable in your opinion?

West19
04-17-2005, 08:53 PM
Is it durable in your opinion?

I loved my xn10, i should really look into picking up another. My xn10 was one of the longest lasting sticks ive ever had. I got 6 straight months (5-6 times per week) out of it. Nothing but good things to say about the xn10.

Yertle The Turtle
04-17-2005, 09:25 PM
I loved my xn10, i should really look into picking up another. My xn10 was one of the longest lasting sticks ive ever had. I got 6 straight months (5-6 times per week) out of it. Nothing but good things to say about the xn10.

Sweet. Im leaning towards that right now... thanks for the input... any one else?

kingpest19
04-17-2005, 09:54 PM
Unless they fixed the problems with the Si-Core blade i personally wouldnt buy one. Saw three of my teammates Si-Core blades fold in half in one game. On of them being just bought and taped for the game the other 2 with 5 games max on each one. xn-10s are great sticks heard very few bad things about them. I use and r2 xn10 shaft and blade combo and love it. plus its cheap when the blades break to replace rather than buying a whole new stick

Joey13
04-17-2005, 11:11 PM
Is it durable in your opinion?

I've had good luck with them, but I am on my second stick. I took a really bad slash and had a pretty big chip out of the shaft down near the blade. It still lasted for about 15 more games and then I broke the blade off taking a one-timer. I think it would still be fine if not for the slash.

BuRe#9
04-19-2005, 10:12 PM
I have a Stealth right now too but I hate the blade. (Modano, Senior)... I have heard the XXX chips and breaks easilly that is why I am worried about getting it. Also if you could tell me if a any stick is better for stickhandling?

Yea bauer sticks are known to break easily. As for a stick thats good for stickhandling curve wise would be a toe curve. With easton that would be the Shanahhan. I use the sakic myself and I like it. But if you want just stickhandling toe curve is what you are looking for.

Fedz
04-21-2005, 11:56 PM
I personally think the XN10 is the best stick available on the market. It is just a solid stick.

2112
04-22-2005, 12:10 AM
Is the Bauer XX any good? I was looking at one of those today...I might pick it up.

Yertle The Turtle
04-24-2005, 09:24 PM
I have a friend that has one and he likes it more then the stealth... But that might just be him... The only problem I have seen with it is that it breaks like crazy. My friend broke 4 in a 42 game season playing Bantam. :confused:

190Octane
04-25-2005, 02:20 AM
I have a XXX that I've used for roller hockey for a few months without breaking it. I like it more than the stealth I have also.

I'm loyal to Bauer sticks and the P88 curve. First the XX and then the XXX, personally I like the Bauer but it's whatever feels best to you.

Yertle The Turtle
05-03-2005, 08:15 PM
Well I bought the TPS XN 10 and I love the feel of it. I got a Morrow curve (senior) and a regular flex. It has the square toe I wanted and feels better then the stealth... I havent used it on the ice yet but just messing around with both sticks I like the feel of the TPS more... thanks for the advice guys it is much appreciated. :)

f1nn
05-03-2005, 10:04 PM
I wouldn't get the Si-core anymore as they stopped making them and you don't want to get used to a stick they don't make anymore, I would recommend getting the SL