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Plebeian 03-16-2008 04:26 PM

Vapor Stick Question
 
Well my season just came to a close and I just recently realized that my stick problly only has a few games left until it breaks (spring leauge in 2 weeks) I use a Easton Stealth CNT but at a few practices I have used my friends Vapor XXX lite and a XVI. So i was wondering what is the differnce between these 4 vapor sticks (besides price)

Vapor XXXX
Vapor XXX lite
Vapor XXV
Vapor XVI

Is there a major differnce between the XXV for example and the XXXX? Or could i get basically the same stick for $100 cheaper? What one would you reccomend? Also I am second year Bantam problly going to use a 77 Flex stick and most likely my parents won't but me the XXXX (for obvious reasons)

Please don't make posts saying "get a ______ there way better!"

Heat McManus 03-16-2008 04:50 PM

Basically, as you go up in price, there's a higher concentration of carbon and less fiberglass in the shaft. In addition, the Vapor XXXX and Vapor XXX Lite are both "true one pieces" in that, they are a full shaft with a blade inserted. The XXV and XVI are a shaft, with a blade bonded to it like a combo.

Diamond Joe 03-16-2008 05:59 PM

I believe what the previous poster said about carbon and all that is true and in turn the sticks get lighter which is a big selling point.

Plebeian 03-16-2008 07:42 PM

oh that explains why the XVI feels like my old Easton Octane thanks

Heat McManus 03-16-2008 09:45 PM

Yeah, the XVI is a good stick for it's price, but it's heavier because of the fiberglass/carbon ratio.

The Vapor XXV should be around $160-$180 depending on where you get it. It's still a very good stick.

Nike Bauer is making it's sticks in China now, which sounds worse than it is. The factories they use have a very low turnover compared to some of the other manufacturers. The people there have a lot of experience working with carbon fiber. This is coming from one of Nike Bauer's pro reps.


Also, you might be able to get a closeout XXX Lite for a very good price or even another Stealth CNT.

Any reason you're

Nosebleed Section 03-16-2008 11:15 PM

Just a heads up I went through 3 Vap XXX lites in a month. Definitely not the most durable stick I owned.

XweekendwarriorX 03-16-2008 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojorisin (Post 13129855)
Just a heads up I went through 3 Vap XXX lites in a month. Definitely not the most durable stick I owned.

Same with me bought 2 of them done and broken within 2 months of using them that is why they are not making them no more i herd and to make room for the new XXXX. it was a great stick feel wise but durability was not a strong point.

Plebeian 03-17-2008 01:35 PM

ya ok i'll look for a XXV or I might get another CNT or beg for a S17 :) but I heard the S17 is alot like the XXX Lite in durability but my team mate has been using one all season and he is defense and takes like 10 slapshots a game anybody here have problems with one?

sc37 03-17-2008 10:04 PM

Honestly when you hear 'lite' that doesn't seem to indicate durability. Actually same with most of these sticks, if you want performance time don't be expecting big durability....


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