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Carboneer 12-15-2012 06:52 PM

Which Warrior blade pattern is most similar to a Bauer p14 curve?
 
Title says it all, I currently have a bauer p14 curve and I have a good deal on a Warrior Widow SE... which curve pattern should I get? Never used a Warrior stick before.

Thanks.

Carboneer 12-15-2012 07:21 PM

also, how does the flex for the Warrior widow compare to let's say an easton 1-piece for example? I have an old sy-core shaft with a bauer total one blade right now, the shaft is 100 flex and its perfect for me. Should I go for the 100 flex or 85 flex option on the Warrior Widow?

thedonger 12-15-2012 07:46 PM

can't speak for flex, but you're not gonna find a p14 clone on the widow's. warrior only started making their p14 clone on the current covert line of sticks (chara curve).
the only curve i can think of that will play anywhere remotely close to the p14 is the draper/kopitar (sakic/p92 clone).

AIREAYE 12-15-2012 08:28 PM

That, and stick to your 100 flex if you're comfortable with it.

flyers10 12-15-2012 09:31 PM

Stay at 100 flex. Either Draper/Kopitar or Gionta will be best bets. Gionta is a nice toe curve but Kopitar has better future availability.

Carboneer 12-16-2012 12:39 AM

Since the Gionta has the toe curve, but is not as open as the p14 or the warrior kopitar, how about I get a gionta curve and just open it up myself a little bit? Best of both worlds?

AIREAYE 12-16-2012 08:32 AM

Never try to alter a composite blade. It will break.

ponder 12-16-2012 10:54 AM

As thedonger mentioned, the Warrior W14 is a Bauer P14 clone, but they only just introduced it on their newest line of sticks. I assume you're looking at a Widow specifically because they're on sale for such a good price right now?

The Gionta might work for you straight up, depends exactly what you like about the P14. Like the P14 it's lower lie than most curves (both are roughly an Easton lie 5), and I believe the rocker is somewhat similar. However, the Gionta is less open, and it's more of a pronounced toe curve, while the P14/W14 is more of a mid curve with a little bit of toe. Agreed with others that the Draper/Kopitar is probably a better bet than the Gionta, the Draper/Kopitar is a Sakic clone, so basically a longer, taller P14 with a slightly higher lie, and more of a smooth mid curve than a mid/toe. Similarly open, though, and for me personally the two curves shoot about the same.

Also, agreed with both of these statements:
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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 56576731)
That, and stick to your 100 flex if you're comfortable with it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 56584045)
Never try to alter a composite blade. It will break.

Altering a composite blade can be done with some blades, but you'll probably screw up 20 times, breaking 20 blades, before you get one right.


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