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JaeTM 05-18-2012 05:08 PM

Bauer APX vs. Warrior Dolomite
 
Hey guys I'm looking to get a new shaft and I'm looking at the Warrior Dolomite '10 edition and the Bauer APX. I was going to go with the Dolomite because it's only $74.99 as opposed to the APX's price tag of $116.99(both on HockeyMonkey).

I do realize that the APX is Bauer's new stick and the Dolomite is two years older so the APX is obviously better, but would anyone know how much? Is it worth it to drop the extra $40 for it?

And I know it's probably rare to find someone that's used both sticks but if any of you guys have opinions on either of the two, I'd like to hear them. Thanks!

AIREAYE 05-18-2012 05:59 PM

Keep in mind that if you compare both to their OPS counterparts, the APX has a better shaft-blade construction than the Dolo, which is shaft+blade fused, not so different than any other 2 piece combo. The tech features on the APX are mainly in the blade, the resin, carbon weave and dual blade core exist only on the OPS blade. Take that away and it's similar to any other tapered shaft, including the Dolo '10. IMO I'd save the money and get the Dolo.

Jarick 05-18-2012 07:43 PM

For shaft I'd agree, Dolomite. There's nothing too fancy in the tech.

JaeTM 05-18-2012 09:05 PM

Thanks guys!

dss97 05-18-2012 10:35 PM

I've used both for ball hockey and prefer the APX. More whip imo.

Phion Keneuf 05-18-2012 11:17 PM

for an extra 50$ you can get an X60, if you dont have the money then just go with the APX, i never used it in a game but ive tested out my friends and the ones at the store and liked it a lot

AIREAYE 05-18-2012 11:46 PM

I didn't realize you could test out shafts in a store.

JaeTM 05-19-2012 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phion Keneuf (Post 49881249)
for an extra 50$ you can get an X60, if you dont have the money then just go with the APX, i never used it in a game but ive tested out my friends and the ones at the store and liked it a lot

Is the X60 better than the APX? On HM, it's actually only $90 for the shaft.

Phion Keneuf 05-19-2012 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JaeTM (Post 49881899)
Is the X60 better than the APX? On HM, it's actually only $90 for the shaft.

i personally like the X60 a lot ... picked it up a couple weeks ago and have loved it

AIREAYE 05-19-2012 11:11 AM

The X:60 shaft has the same specs as the APX shaft. I believe he was referring to the X:60 OPS compared to the APX shaft.

JaeTM 05-19-2012 05:21 PM

So basically, pretty much all tapered two piece sticks have the same or similar specs?

r3cc0s 05-19-2012 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JaeTM (Post 49906737)
So basically, pretty much all tapered two piece sticks have the same or similar specs?

I don't think thats the case, neither with standard blades

I am now a two piece guy strickly for durabilty reasons...

I found an 09' ST shaft for $50 and bought two and use a mako m5 blade in it, and it feels pretty much like a traditional synergy, except I think the blade may be tougher, heavier and has less feel than the one actually found on the real ST stick or M5 stick

The other stick is the basic AK, which doesn't have as specific of a kick point, which is also non-taper, but I put the new RS blade on it (standard) and it has a built in taper which gives it a really really agressive low kick point

that stick is very light and has amazing feel thanks to the RS blade... I'll be putting the RS blade into all my future 2 pieces

Jarick 05-19-2012 05:49 PM

No, but they usually don't have anywhere near the engineering and features of one piece sticks.

Five years ago, there was pretty much no difference between a two-piece and one-piece. It was just a combo with epoxy and paint. Now all high end sticks are joined right at the blade to save weight and improve balance.

All the tech has gone into OPS. You can't have ultra low kickpoints with 8-12" of solid material. So the blade-shaft combos have kind of lagged behind, and most companies just put out the same basic product year after year with a new name and paint job.

AIREAYE 05-19-2012 11:29 PM

Jarick's right, though it's an absolute shame. I would rather have scores upon scores of shaft blade combos available than many OPS'. The versatility and the amusement of picking your own custom combo exceeds even custom sticks available to the public today.

Jarick 05-20-2012 09:53 AM

I like having OPS because I waste way too much time swapping blades and screwing around otherwise :P

r3cc0s 05-20-2012 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 49922637)
I like having OPS because I waste way too much time swapping blades and screwing around otherwise :P

My rs blade is super tapered before it comes up to the standard tendon

All I care forum a stick is good feel, a good traditional mid to low flex and moderate weight... Probably why I liked the synergy so much

I Can tell u my budget ak and rs blade setup is amazing.... The feel of that rs blad,the balance now and the easy flexing ak has been sweet to my game

I wouldn't trade this setup for a ops x60... Though the ops mako, rs and totalone are my fave. I, just cheap

Jarick 05-20-2012 03:15 PM

Sounds like the old Z-Carbon blade repainted.

AIREAYE 05-20-2012 04:39 PM

It is lol.

r3cc0s 05-20-2012 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 49935435)
It is lol.

Thinking about it... Yah, it's definitely the same mold....I think there is more Kevlar, and the foam I thought now is micro ribbed, and I can't recall how much they weighed

AIREAYE 05-20-2012 09:35 PM

Well the tweaks you mentioned are evident on the OPS blade, they changed the ribbing structure from the S17 to the S19 and RS and the kevlar config as well. Pretty sure they kept the replacement blade the same.

r3cc0s 05-20-2012 09:43 PM

Interesting.. Well I like it :)

The site indicates its got the enhancements, but u never know... Though it does look like the rs blade

The mako m5 blade is awful, as bad as the last st blade, which was nothing like my st ops

Jarick 05-20-2012 10:49 PM

The Z-Carbon blade has always been awesome for weight/balance and feel, just bad durability. But if you can make it last, you're golden.

For me, I'm a wuss who keeps tinkering and messing with the stick if I don't score. Maybe it's 1/4" too short, or maybe I need a lower lie, etc. When I dumped all my shafts/blades and got a pair of OPS, I had no excuses :D


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