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Chanbing96 08-09-2013 02:09 PM

Going to get a new stick
I am going tonight to get a new stick what should I get? I want durability the most any price and brand

Jarick 08-09-2013 02:49 PM

For straight up durability I'd go Harrow 2-piece, but you'll sacrifice weight and performance. For the best all-around OPS, hard to go wrong with Bauer.

Teravainen 08-09-2013 03:31 PM

Get the RBZ stage 2, it's awesome

AIREAYE 08-09-2013 08:49 PM

Cheap composite that is 100% fiberglass.

ArcataShark 08-09-2013 09:54 PM

I've been using a warrior bandito stick, it was cheap but I've used it around 6 months now and it's great lightweight stick for the price.

AIREAYE 08-09-2013 11:22 PM

I'm dead serious. Lower end sticks are heavier and don't perform as well as higher end ones but tend to last longer because fiberglass is a more durable but less responsive material.

Ask a vague question, get a vague answer.

TCRF 08-10-2013 08:06 AM

I can only speak for myself but I have started to buy the lower end sticks. Not super cheapo but like in the 75-100 range. They're more durable for me but yeah, less responsive.

Bruinguru 08-10-2013 12:52 PM

I've been using the Bauer Vapor Shift for the last couple of years... I find it's a decent compromise between performance and price... I'm using the Kane curve, 102 flex, and I like it a ton...

Puckstop40 08-10-2013 02:15 PM

CCM RBZ. I have been a Bauer/Easton guy my entire playing career and was absolutely blown away by the RBZ I have been using this summer. One of the most noticeable things I have observed is how durable the blade is. I have had about 25 or so skates with the twig and it has held up very well. Still getting the same amount of pop off the blade as I was when I first got it.

I would also look at a Bauer TO NXG or One.9 as well. Reebok 20k has a very durable blade due to how stiff it is, but I have never been a fan of their sticks.

17of26 08-11-2013 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 70065263)
For straight up durability I'd go Harrow 2-piece, but you'll sacrifice weight and performance. For the best all-around OPS, hard to go wrong with Bauer.

2 piece sticks are fantastic for durability. I used them for years and never broke a shaft. My first OPS lasted less than 8 games before it broke.

The flaw is that the composite blade selection has really dwindled over the years.

For me, it got to a point where the choice was either to buy a new blade at $60 or get a OPS that was marked down from $100-150 to $70-80. At that point, it seems kinda silly to spend the money on the blade.

CornKicker 08-12-2013 11:59 AM

go to costco and pick up a sherwood 5030 coffey curve

jsykes 08-13-2013 01:43 PM

Check out the RBZ100. Its the RBZ that CCM gives to the junior teams as its the same blade, same composite, same flex profile and basically the same stick, but with a more durable package.

Its the only stick on the market right now with a 45 day warranty as well, backing up the claim to be a more durable version of the RBZ.

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