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Patrice37 03-24-2007 05:35 PM

new RBK stick
 
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl...amd101&prov=ap

is this the stick with holes in it...if so...what do u guys know about it??

SomeDude 03-24-2007 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Patrice37 (Post 8632151)
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl...amd101&prov=ap

is this the stick with holes in it...if so...what do u guys know about it??

All I know is Bob Errey is obsessed with it.

Patrice37 03-24-2007 05:45 PM

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl..._pm&prov=getty

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl...jmc105&prov=ap

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl..._pm&prov=getty


just a few other pics

Patrice37 03-24-2007 05:53 PM

wow...decided to check the site and this thing looks sick...definatly my next stick

www.rbkhockey.com

sc37 03-24-2007 10:47 PM

If you got $250 to fork over...

Hugh Madbrough 03-25-2007 10:03 AM

I used one last weekend and I was not impressed. I was on the ice with a reporter that got one to test and write and article about it. I normally use a xxx lite, the rbk stick felt heavy and thick. I think it's all hype at this point.

Try it before you buy it...

schoenfeld 03-25-2007 11:45 AM

As a defender, I like heavier sticks better then light ones, is this a one-peice?

Patrice37 03-25-2007 01:07 PM

ya its one peice...but its 250


id much rather spend 179 on the Synergy Elite or the new Vector 10.0

schoenfeld 03-25-2007 01:28 PM

Sheesh, Thats way too much for a one-peice stick.

I'll stay with my Montreals thank you very much.

sc37 03-25-2007 03:08 PM

Well all these sticks are "one piece"...still $179 is too much...I'm gonna agree with Chico, Montreals please.

Vikke 03-25-2007 04:44 PM

I'll try one.

JLHockeyKnight 03-25-2007 05:40 PM

I found out about this over 2 months ago and told everyone on my team. The company that had the meeting also sold the idea to Prince tennis. They put holes like that around the actual racket. They also did it for racquetball rackets and croiket rackets. The company with O-tech is also making lacrosse sticks and field hockey sticks, but they're currently patent pending. If anyone wants to call my bluff that I've known about this for a while I'd be more than happy to post a pic of a piece of a tennis racket that they gave us.

But yeah, this is probably one of the biggest upgrades to sticks in a long time and it's got me excited.

Edit: I'm a Materials Science and Engineering major at Rutgers, so this stuff is right up my alley...

lotus 03-25-2007 07:03 PM

It's nice if you don't mind when the blade breaks you can't cut it off and replace it.

Personally I think it's dumb as all hell but then again I've never even touched one.

TaiMaiShu 03-25-2007 07:45 PM

Looks like bad news to me. Easier to break= $$$

lotus 03-25-2007 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by TaiMaiShu (Post 8646175)
Looks like bad news to me. Easier to break= $$$

Yeah, I think it should be pretty obvious that's all that RBK thinks about. Even in alot of their other sticks, they have little triangle designs above the blade so that if you cut it, you can't put another blade in. They want them to break and make you buy another.

I'm an Easton guy =p who's warrior-curious haha.

sc37 03-25-2007 09:51 PM

Wouldn't say easier to break...isn't the reason for the holes is to strengthen the area around it? Arch shape= strong structure?

Patrice37 03-25-2007 10:16 PM

well i might have to go for the sickkick because they are offering a Bergeron curve next year...and well...my avatar says the rest

JLHockeyKnight 03-25-2007 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by sc37 (Post 8647356)
Wouldn't say easier to break...isn't the reason for the holes is to strengthen the area around it? Arch shape= strong structure?

That's exactly what the guy said at the meeting I went to. In theory and also through testing it should break less. It's not like they cut out the holes. The piece of stick between the holes are like pure composite, not hollow like a general shaft. The cost should be high because for those that don't know, making a shaft, you basically make the shaft, heat it in a mold, put a bladder in it, fill it with air and cool it and it melts and forms the shape. This is more complicated cause you have to work the holes out, increasing the cost a bit, but they said its not that much. But from all I've seen its still just as strong, if not stronger, less likely to break at that bending point, and less drag(though air drag doesn't effect it too much).

The Tikkanen 03-26-2007 02:36 AM

If it comes with an NHL contract I'll buy 1. Until then I'll stick with Easton.

Missionhockey 03-26-2007 05:18 PM

My first thought is that it was a gimmick, just like those three finger mission gloves they made a while back. Still, should give it a chance before I write it off.

marylands_finest 03-26-2007 07:28 PM

the holes are mainly to decrease force against wind...they were put there so the stick can cut through the air better while still getting a good amount of flex. the structure does have something to do with it but hte main concept behind this stick is to increase speed easier...just my .02

sc37 03-26-2007 09:03 PM

Is that sarcasm:sarcasm:

Cause it's not for aerodynamics...I mean if it was such a problem guys would be cranking out 100MPH shots. And with a inch wide shaft, I doubt cutting out 1/3" holes would do much.

McNasty 03-26-2007 10:12 PM

The holes are also designed to prevent the stick from wearing down, if your a player who flexes the stick a lot when you shoot, you may notice after a while the stick doesn't have the same whip it used to, the holes will prevent this from happening.

JLHockeyKnight 03-26-2007 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marylands_finest (Post 8656407)
the holes are mainly to decrease force against wind...they were put there so the stick can cut through the air better while still getting a good amount of flex. the structure does have something to do with it but hte main concept behind this stick is to increase speed easier...just my .02

Quote:

Originally Posted by sc37 (Post 8657362)
Is that sarcasm:sarcasm:

Cause it's not for aerodynamics...I mean if it was such a problem guys would be cranking out 100MPH shots. And with a inch wide shaft, I doubt cutting out 1/3" holes would do much.

Though the drag from air is reduced, its barely noticeable.

sc37 03-26-2007 11:34 PM

Haven't seen exactly how big it is, but yeah, it's gonna be negligble on a hockey stick.


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