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OOOOIIIO 04-26-2013 06:06 PM

Warrior Bandito or AK
 
Obviously the AK is a better stick, but is it worth it over the price of the Bandito? Both are on clearnece ($50 vs $80). I have been playing for about 1 year so still fairly new to playing the sport so there is obviously a peak to where gear is going to help me. Any other recomendation around this price is welcome too. Need to order tonight to get in time for my season.

jordanking87 04-26-2013 06:14 PM

from what Ive read on the stick sticky the price difference usually breaks down to materials used in construction. This translates in how fast your stick will snap back into place after making a pass or taking a shot and also will determine how lightweight it is. For 80 bucks id say go with the ak...itll most likely be lighter,stronger, and offer higher performace than the bandito

AIREAYE 04-26-2013 11:15 PM

Heck, I think that the Bandito for $50 is better value, especially for where you are at. Save the money for the long run.

OOOOIIIO 04-27-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 64741691)
Heck, I think that the Bandito for $50 is better value, especially for where you are at. Save the money for the long run.

This is what I went with. $30 a stick extra just wasnt worth the bump when I still am trying to get my technique and everything down. $60 saved total for more ice time.

AIREAYE 04-27-2013 11:41 PM

The Bandito was a good pricepoint stick, great choice.

OpenIceHit42 05-01-2013 02:35 PM

I used the AK for the past year and a half (up to about 2 months ago I switched to Bauer) and absolutely loved it. I don't have much input as far as the Bandito but I would highly reccomend the AK. The only thing that I didn't care for in the AK was the non grip.

Slats432 05-01-2013 03:33 PM

I bought two Banditos on clearance Reg $144.99 and they were on for $45.00 about a month ago.

Love it.

OOOOIIIO 05-03-2013 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Slats432 (Post 65037489)
I bought two Banditos on clearance Reg $144.99 and they were on for $45.00 about a month ago.

Love it.

Yea, my final price was around $90 shipped for 2 sticks. I think the saved $50 was worth it for a stick that is still supposed to be a major upgrade over my current sticks.

OOOOIIIO 05-06-2013 11:32 PM

WOW, I wish I would have known that sticks didnt have to feel like a burden. I came from heavier Warrior Esquire and Warrior Bently sticks that never felt 'right' and this Bandito makes me regret skimping my sticks for the past year.

Pez68 05-07-2013 12:28 AM

If you're just getting started playing the game, once you need a stick again, I would go with a shaft/blade combo. That will allow you to mess around with different curves without breaking the bank, once you have your shot technique down.

IDuck 05-09-2013 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by The Brovalchuk (Post 65486037)
WOW, I wish I would have known that sticks didnt have to feel like a burden. I came from heavier Warrior Esquire and Warrior Bently sticks that never felt 'right' and this Bandito makes me regret skimping my sticks for the past year.

the AK is unreal value, but from what you came from to the stick you are using is a good choice...i will tell you though that the difference between what you were using to the bandito, its even more from the bandito to the AK....problem is once you start down that path its hard to use a lower grade stick, so a great choice by you with all things considered

JoeyB 05-10-2013 05:00 PM

Where did you get them from at that price point, if you don't mind my asking?

Noel92 05-10-2013 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeyB (Post 65776423)
Where did you get them from at that price point, if you don't mind my asking?

I've seen them at HockeyMonkey online

OOOOIIIO 05-11-2013 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by setowildfan (Post 65809483)
I've seen them at HockeyMonkey online

Yea, hockey monkey. Though their selection is getting scarce for the curves.


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