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Devil Dancer 03-17-2013 03:09 PM

Stick to wear; How to treat it, and when to give up?
Below are pictures of my two Sherwood Nexon n12s. Both have some toe wear, and as you can see one is much worse than the other.

Stick 1, which I don't use anymore:



So, a couple of questions:
  1. Would you keep using this stick?
  2. What would you do to repair the toe, or to at least keep it from shredding furhter?

Here is Stick 2, which is currently my primary stick:




Obviously this one isn't so bad yet, but I'd like to mitigate future damage as much as possible. How can I do that? Is there a special tape wrap I can use? Is there some other way to prevent the damage from spreading?

Thanks for any help.

hyster110 03-17-2013 03:17 PM

as long as your shot isnt affected, tape up all the way to the toe and keep using them. you give up when the blade becomes weak and you cant shoot accurately anymore

Islander102 03-17-2013 03:52 PM

There comes a point where you can feel your shot just wobbling off your stick. Then it's time to let it go. When you catch a pass it'll feel like your stick blade is made out of potato chips. You'll know it when you feel it. Until then, a chip like that on your toe isn't really a hindrance to any part of your game. A good thing to prevent it from chipping further down the blade is coating it in epoxy, taping over it, and playing. You should then be fine.

Injektilo 03-17-2013 04:33 PM

The toe of my sherwood is looking a lot like the toe of the first stick you've got there... I put some epoxy on it a few times, taped it all the way up and then waxed the tape to help keep water out, and it's been going just fine since. If I can get another 6 months of use out of it (I've had it for a almost two years now, playing twice a week) it'll be well worth it. Just hoping it lasts through the summer...

But yeah, epoxy, it'll help.

Jarick 03-17-2013 07:41 PM

I would start taping all the way over the toe, you won't see it as much. If the blade is stiff, it's good to play.

deeman 03-18-2013 09:05 AM

I love this forum! I had the same question since the toe on my stick is starting to delaminate. As suggested, I will epox the tip and tape over it.

The Tikkanen 03-18-2013 09:50 AM

Has anybody tried the rubbber sealant stuff they sell on TV on their sticks? I was thinking of giving that a try as my sticks got older to make sure water stays out of the blade. Like others have said, do something to try to seal and smooth that chipped area down and then tape over it.

Jarick 03-18-2013 09:58 AM

For a wood blade, right?

Danglous 03-18-2013 12:50 PM

1. You could try cutting a half inch off the blade and sealing the toe with something. I wouldnt use the stick for anything other than street hockey though. I had a stick like that once and I just threw it out.

2. When I tape my stick I usually put 2 small pieces over the toe, then wrap the roll down the blade. I cut the loose corners and then give it a heavy waxing. Usually the tape wont even tear so the stick should be fine.

EDIT: Are you playing ice hockey with these or roller?

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