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Analyzer* 02-16-2008 05:21 PM

Recommend a stick?
 
I recently bought an Easton, Carbon fibre stick.

I took a few wrist shots with it, before taking a slapshot. When I did, the blade exploded off.

Now, this isn;t the first time. When I played league hockey, I had used these sticks before. I had broke 3 of them before, two at the shaft, in the middle of the stick, and the other near the blade.

Is it just the way I shoot, or is it the stick? 'Cause, I've broken a ton of sticks over my career.

TheSchwab 02-16-2008 05:26 PM

what flex?

i know i shoot off the heel and that ends up me eating away my heels sooner than most. but idk.

We'reGonnaWin* 02-16-2008 06:17 PM

Can you share the exact model of the stick? The fact is, a lot of low/mid-end composite sticks aren't as good as a high-quality wood stick. But a high-end composite one-piece really is better than any wood stick.

It could be the blade. Are you using the correct blade lie for you?

cros8y87 02-16-2008 06:51 PM

The sticks i really like are the Hespler Nemesis, Nike Bauer ONE series and any NIKE BAUER stick!!!!!:handclap:

Analyzer* 02-16-2008 08:02 PM

Easton E-flex, 80 flex.

Dutch 02-16-2008 08:06 PM

There's your problem. Use a 100 flex stick and they won't break so easily.

We'reGonnaWin* 02-17-2008 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Dutch (Post 12549143)
There's your problem. Use a 100 flex stick and they won't break so easily.

Not entirely true. What snaps more easily? A stiff, uncooked spaghetti noodle or a whippy uncooked noodle?

The Tikkanen 02-17-2008 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Analyzer (Post 12549001)
Easton E-flex, 80 flex.

How tall and how much do you weigh?

benefactor* 02-17-2008 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Delorme (Post 12562070)
Not entirely true. What snaps more easily? A stiff, uncooked spaghetti noodle or a whippy uncooked noodle?

That's a ******** analogy.

We'reGonnaWin* 02-18-2008 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Killer7 (Post 12570757)
That's a ******** analogy.

And your is a lot bett...,,oh, right.

Towers are built to sway in order to minimize the effects of quakes. It's the same principle I'm suggesting.

CuriousGeorge 02-18-2008 11:51 AM

Just use wood.

Analyzer* 02-18-2008 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShowmeHawks (Post 12575329)
Just use wood.

Can't, those shatter like glass.

I'm guessing I need something with strong flex, as I hit too far behind the puck.

Height, 5'11/6'0 (not sure) 170

We'reGonnaWin* 02-19-2008 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Analyzer (Post 12575620)
Can't, those shatter like glass.

I'm guessing I need something with strong flex, as I hit too far behind the puck.

Height, 5'11/6'0 (not sure) 170

Just cause you're big doesn't mean you have to use the stiffer flexes. If you want to stick with the 100 flexes, then may take look at the lie of the blades you're using.

stick9 02-20-2008 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Analyzer (Post 12575620)
Can't, those shatter like glass.

I'm guessing I need something with strong flex, as I hit too far behind the puck.

Height, 5'11/6'0 (not sure) 170

Hate to say this. It's not the stick, it's the shooter.

When someone your size and weight is snapping shafts shooting. You're doing something wrong. Sounds like your stick is hitting the ice too far behind the puck, not allowing the lower end to snap forward. So in essence, you are putting the stick on the ice and flexing it until it breaks. Go back to cheap woodies and work on your shooting technique.

CuriousGeorge 02-20-2008 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by stick9 (Post 12615772)
Hate to say this. It's not the stick, it's the shooter.

When someone your size and weight is snapping shafts shooting. You're doing something wrong. Sounds like your stick is hitting the ice too far behind the puck, not allowing the lower end to snap forward. So in essence, you are putting the stick on the ice and flexing it until it breaks. Go back to cheap woodies and work on your shooting technique.

Exactly what I was going to say. I'm 5'9" 240 and I break 1 wood sticks in the shaft each year.

(yeah, I'm a bit overweight; i.e. fat)

We'reGonnaWin* 02-21-2008 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stick9 (Post 12615772)
Hate to say this. It's not the stick, it's the shooter.

When someone your size and weight is snapping shafts shooting. You're doing something wrong. Sounds like your stick is hitting the ice too far behind the puck, not allowing the lower end to snap forward. So in essence, you are putting the stick on the ice and flexing it until it breaks. Go back to cheap woodies and work on your shooting technique.

So that wannabe-coach that teaches slapshots where you don't hit the ice is right? :sarcasm:

CuriousGeorge 02-21-2008 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Delorme (Post 12633287)
So that wannabe-coach that teaches slapshots where you don't hit the ice is right? :sarcasm:

LOL. No that wanna be coach isn't right. I get plenty of whip in my shaft when I hit two inchs behind the puck. Anymore than that and I'd risk breaking my sticks like toothpicks.

(read above, I'm fat.)

Nosebleed Section 02-21-2008 05:03 PM

4 shots and broken sounds like manufacture defect to me or its a two peice so maybe the blade was put on bad, heated too much or something like that. As far as recomending a stick if you can find a good easton si-core that stick had good performance for me and it was bomb proof i used it at a high level for a long time. Also 170 lbs is a bit hefty for a 80 flex, im 150 and i use 100 but it's really more preference and that shouldn't make you snap sticks.

Analyzer* 02-21-2008 05:24 PM

Yeah, I've thought that I was hitting the stick too far back. It's always worked for me, the way I shoot and I've always had a pretty good slapshot. Maybe it's just a combination of everything and me hitting to far back.

But when I did this, this was my first, all out slapshot when the blade broke. I'm not sure if it was the correct blade, or not, as it come as is.

Tomorrow I'm taking my stick and a 30-day warranty and hope to use the money from it to get a better one.

JumboJoe19 02-22-2008 09:11 PM

dont buy a vapour xxxx, ive broken 2 in a month and a half

daveskirtun 02-22-2008 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by JumboJoe19 (Post 12669803)
dont buy a vapour xxxx, ive broken 2 in a month and a half

Almost exactly what I was gonna say

Analyzer* 02-22-2008 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JumboJoe19 (Post 12669803)
dont buy a vapour xxxx, ive broken 2 in a month and a half

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveskirtun (Post 12670214)
Almost exactly what I was gonna say

I bought a Vector, regular flex, Vwm.

30-day warranty on it too. haha

stickglovesshirt* 02-23-2008 02:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JumboJoe19 (Post 12669803)
dont buy a vapour xxxx, ive broken 2 in a month and a half

dont buy the easton s17 either. ive been hearing they are breaking like crazy too.

Analyzer* 02-23-2008 04:58 PM

The vector stick I bought withstood my slapshots, and more than one!

Devil Dancer 02-25-2008 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cros8y87 (Post 12547247)
The sticks i really like are the Hespler Nemesis, Nike Bauer ONE series and any NIKE BAUER stick!!!!!:handclap:

Ugh no, the Nike Bauer One20 woods are terrible.

But I do like my One50 shaft, and it was very cheap.


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