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Splitbtw 03-26-2012 12:33 AM

Easton S17 Stick
 
I have a chance to pick up a used S17 stick in a Sakic curve for $20 which I am familiar with, only a little stiffer than I am used to (100 vs. 85).

It is cut, so I will be adding composite butt-end for a few inches. What is the flex at standard length considering Easton has the few inches you can cut a stick before it is the advertised flex?

At this point, I couldn't care less about durability, but anything else to add about the stick?

hyster110 03-26-2012 08:24 AM

the blades suck

Jarick 03-26-2012 09:46 AM

Supposed to be whippier than listed, so the 100 flex might be closer to your preferred 85.

Splitbtw 03-26-2012 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hyster110 (Post 46737243)
the blades suck

For a $20 stick to screw around with, I'm not worried about the blades.

hitmanjat 03-26-2012 01:31 PM

For 20 dollars i would buy it in a heartbeat, its a great stick, so far mine has been pretty durable, i agree with the lower then advertised flex rating.

I have a 110 cut down and it still feels like a 100.

Splitbtw 03-27-2012 11:20 PM

In general, does anyone know the flex comparison. I know the 85 i had was really a 78 or 80 uncut. I'm looking to bring a 100 flex cut back to standard range minus about 1/2" or so.

Knowing it feels softer than normal is nice, but I also want to see what the actual flex ratings may be.

hyster110 03-28-2012 02:18 AM

as far as i know the flex ratings are very close to whats listed on the stick (my 100 easton feels very similar to my 102 bauer)(and an 85 easton is way to soft for me)

only way to know 100 percent what the flex is is to take it and get tested

Jarick 03-28-2012 10:09 AM

I don't know if there's any tables, but the early S17's were definitely soft, usually by 10 flex or so. Back when I was using 75 flex, I had my eye on an 85 Drury S17 on "clearance" (still $150 last year, ugh), felt in that same neighborhood.

I know with S19's they stiffened back up to the actual rating. There may have been some later model S17's that were a little stiffer, can't remember.

Hyster, were you comparing to a Supreme stick or Vapor?

hyster110 03-28-2012 10:17 AM

my mid kick one95, and call me phil

Jarick 03-28-2012 10:24 AM

That makes sense then :) One95's also felt 10 flex whippier than listed.

Splitbtw 03-28-2012 01:01 PM

What I am referring to is Easton has the listed flex being what the stick will be after you cut a couple inches off of it. So an uncut 85 flex really is closer to a 79 and then when you cut it down to the 85 line, it is an 85. My question was just what the listed flex is on an uncut 100 flex Easton stick.

AIREAYE 03-28-2012 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 46857093)
That makes sense then :) One95's also felt 10 flex whippier than listed.

Really? That's the first time I've heard about that.

My 77 flex One95 feels similar flex-wise to my 75 flex Widow and (now-deceased) 77 flex X:40.

Jarick 03-28-2012 01:20 PM

First time? It's been pretty universal that the mid kick sticks feel a good deal whippier.

Hell, I was able to get by with an 85 flex One95 for a while and I'm a 65 flex guy.

AIREAYE 03-28-2012 01:52 PM

Oh that's what you mean, it feels whippier because of where it flexes, I wouldn't say there's a set number to it.

hyster110 03-28-2012 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 46865641)
First time? It's been pretty universal that the mid kick sticks feel a good deal whippier.

Hell, I was able to get by with an 85 flex One95 for a while and I'm a 65 flex guy.

isnt that why the general rule is if you go from a mid kick stick to a low kick, move down a flex level. and vice versa

i mean my vapor 40s are 87 flex and they do me fine, while my supremes are 102.

hyster110 03-28-2012 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 46865161)
Really? That's the first time I've heard about that.

My 77 flex One95 feels similar flex-wise to my 75 flex Widow and (now-deceased) 77 flex X:40.

i am starting to get the impression that the flex numbers are accurate, but the way the stick flexes changes the feel of how the flex feels

Jarick 03-28-2012 02:23 PM

Yep. That's why I like to just give them all a little push in the store. Especially at intermediate flex where it's so much more a crapshoot than 85 flex.

AIREAYE 03-28-2012 03:13 PM

Hyster, that wouldn't be a far off statement. Though giving each stick a push isn't the best way to feel it flex...you're never going through that motion on ice!

hyster110 03-28-2012 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 46871495)
Hyster, that wouldn't be a far off statement. Though giving each stick a push isn't the best way to feel it flex...you're never going through that motion on ice!

i am refering to on ice play

AIREAYE 03-28-2012 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by hyster110 (Post 46871721)
i am refering to on ice play

I know, I agreed with you. I was referring to Jarick's post in the 2nd sentence.

Jarick 03-28-2012 04:41 PM

I feel it's not far off. If it feels easy to flex, it's usually too whippy for me. If it doesn't flex, it's usually too stiff for me. If it gives just a bit, it's usually just right.

Blade-light and just a bit of flex in the store and that stick will be a winner.

AmazedRink 03-28-2012 11:11 PM

for 20 that is a perfect ball hockey stick


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