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Joe Cole 07-29-2009 01:49 PM

Can anyone detail the Easton Synergy stick line up?
 
Hello there,

I am having trouble getting straight answers on the Easton Synergy line up. Everyone I speak to has something to gain, or has limited knowledge and is simply trying to sell their left over inventory with BS stories.

Can anyone help me?

What is the current line up, from entry level to pro. Give me a one line description of each?

----bonus question: is the Getzlaf curve absolutely identical to the Lidstrom curve?

Thanks

shotty 07-29-2009 09:03 PM

top to bottom:

SE16 - full balanced stick for puck feel, power and control. uses easton's "focus weight technology" kevlar wrapped
ST - super tough. has been a staple in the Synergy line for years and is popular with the pros. kevlar and graphite wrapped
SE6 - like the SE16 without the focus weight technology and older materials (not as light).
SE2 - even heavier than SE2. this is a price point stick
SC1 - using carbon reinforcements over a laminate, and has a full composite blade. this is for someone who has OPS taste on a wood budget.


Yes the Getzlaf is the replacement for the Lidstrom. Identical in every way. Just like the Zetterberg is the Replacement for the Forsberg. i believe the nomenclature still reads "P5" as the lidstrom did.

AIREAYE 07-30-2009 05:41 PM

out of curiosity, since Lidstrom is a great point-getter, is that why is curve is more alike a forward's?

Brodeur 07-30-2009 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 20612843)
out of curiosity, since Lidstrom is a great point-getter, is that why is curve is more alike a forward's?

The curve names are arbitrary. The Lidstrom retail curve likely bears little resemblence to the curve that Lidstrom uses in real life.

The companies will just sign the top players as endorsees and slap their names on curves. In particular, I think Bauer reassigned the Gagne curve. So if you have a Gagne curve sticks prior to 2004, it'd be different than one from last year.

It comes down to which curve works best for people. Some people like an open faced whereas I need a closed face. Some people like a big curve while others like a minimal curve since they're on their backhand a lot.

Joe Cole 07-31-2009 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shotty (Post 20602760)
top to bottom:

SE16 - full balanced stick for puck feel, power and control. uses easton's "focus weight technology" kevlar wrapped
ST - super tough. has been a staple in the Synergy line for years and is popular with the pros. kevlar and graphite wrapped
SE6 - like the SE16 without the focus weight technology and older materials (not as light).
SE2 - even heavier than SE2. this is a price point stick
SC1 - using carbon reinforcements over a laminate, and has a full composite blade. this is for someone who has OPS taste on a wood budget..

Thanks Shotty!

I have been using an ST for years now... but wondered if I would spare some bucks and o lower down the totme pole.

On the Easton site... they also have the Stealths... how do they fit in to vs the Synergy

GuitarAwesome 08-03-2009 07:13 PM

I'll add a few that I know as well.

Synergy Elite(silver shaft, blue writing) - Was the highest end stick or Easton's last year, until the new S-series was developed. Extremely durable, nice weight, great stick all around.
Synergy Elite Grip (silver stick, red writing) - Same thing, just with a little grip. For some reason I find this stick worse than the normal SE. I'm crazy though.
Synergy S17 - New Elliptical shaft design, is one of the more expensive sticks out there, is insanely light and whippy. However, this badboy will break in a heartbeat. We used to get them for free, and still, no one would use them.
Synergy SL - Like the ST, less durability, a little whippy, still a good stick for the price.

mbush82 09-12-2009 01:56 AM

Does anyone know where the synergy II falls in this category? I'm talking about the shaft. I know its an older model, but I heard sometimes easton repaints their old models and sells them under updated names, so I'm wondering what its comparable to. Heres the shaft I'm talking about: http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-sfsynergyiisr06.html

AIREAYE 09-12-2009 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuitarAwesome (Post 20652279)
I'll add a few that I know as well.

Synergy Elite(silver shaft, blue writing) - Was the highest end stick or Easton's last year, until the new S-series was developed. Extremely durable, nice weight, great stick all around.
Synergy Elite Grip (silver stick, red writing) - Same thing, just with a little grip. For some reason I find this stick worse than the normal SE. I'm crazy though.
Synergy S17 - New Elliptical shaft design, is one of the more expensive sticks out there, is insanely light and whippy. However, this badboy will break in a heartbeat. We used to get them for free, and still, no one would use them.
Synergy SL - Like the ST, less durability, a little whippy, still a good stick for the price.

Gahhh, I had the opportunity to get a Synergy Elite on sale for 70, damnnn

And can anyone tell me about the SC6? Is it good at its price point (60 over here) and is it part of the SYnergy line? or Stealth?

GuitarAwesome 09-12-2009 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbush82 (Post 21061669)
Does anyone know where the synergy II falls in this category? I'm talking about the shaft. I know its an older model, but I heard sometimes easton repaints their old models and sells them under updated names, so I'm wondering what its comparable to. Heres the shaft I'm talking about: http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-sfsynergyiisr06.html

Yep, that shaft is the exact model from the old Synergy SL/ST that was all the rage about two years ago. It is an older stick, but it still performs pretty well.

cptjeff 09-13-2009 02:19 AM

Corresponds to the SL shaft. Still quite respectable.

BadHammy* 09-13-2009 02:25 AM

Both the s17 and se16 are light, shoot well and don't hold up to wear and tear very well...

mbush82 09-13-2009 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuitarAwesome (Post 21062771)
Yep, that shaft is the exact model from the old Synergy SL/ST that was all the rage about two years ago. It is an older stick, but it still performs pretty well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cptjeff (Post 21074576)
Corresponds to the SL shaft. Still quite respectable.

Thanks for the info. I figure I'll try it out as my first tapered shaft. About the blades, there seems to be no more synergy II blades available and the only ones I can find are synergy elite and se16. Do any of you know which one it should be matched up with? I know it should take any tapered blade, but I'm just being anal with sticking to the same brand.

mbush82 07-12-2010 09:32 PM

Does anyone know when the next synergy line is due to come out? Basically what will replace the se16?

DevsFan84 07-13-2010 12:21 AM

synergy line is being replaced by the EQ line. I believe the EQ50 is the replacement for the se16, if memory serves. Will be out in the fall.

TBLfan 07-13-2010 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuitarAwesome (Post 20652279)
I'll add a few that I know as well.

Synergy Elite(silver shaft, blue writing) - Was the highest end stick or Easton's last year, until the new S-series was developed. Extremely durable, nice weight, great stick all around.
Synergy Elite Grip (silver stick, red writing) - Same thing, just with a little grip. For some reason I find this stick worse than the normal SE. I'm crazy though.
Synergy S17 - New Elliptical shaft design, is one of the more expensive sticks out there, is insanely light and whippy. However, this badboy will break in a heartbeat. We used to get them for free, and still, no one would use them.
Synergy SL - Like the ST, less durability, a little whippy, still a good stick for the price.

SL wasn't like the ST at all.

05 Stealth, CNT Stealth, S17(elliptical), S19(elliptical) - "Elite" stick performance line, or at least price
Fused TFlex = OG Synergy, 2nd-gen Synergy... Synergy ST, ST, ST, ST - Started as top of the line. Due to changing tech(in other lines) now it's the durable, high performing stick.
Easton SL, SE, SE16 - Lightweight top of the line Synergy. Less weight = less durability

The SL had bad breakage issues, they toughened up the heel and called it the SE. Virtually the same stick.

Jarick 07-13-2010 09:27 AM

And that's why a lot of pros still use the ST repainted as something else. They stick with what works while the rest of us blow a crapload of money chasing the latest hype!

mbush82 07-16-2010 12:03 AM

I've been really thinking about getting an se16 one piece. Anyone know where I could get the best price for one? Every place seems to sell at $200.

Joe Cole 07-16-2010 09:16 AM

Since I started this thread, I can state that I have tried a few cheaper Easton's and I will never stray from the ST or it's replacement again. The consistency and durability of this stick is what does it for me.

I tried a few of the SE line, and they were fine for a few games, but broke down fast and lost that "snap" very quickly.

A total loss of money for me.

I now know what I need, an ST with 100 flex, that I cut down around 2 inches, making the flex higher.

That said, I still like the Lidstrom/Getzlaf curve, but I wish they sold more radical curves. The Sakic, Iginla curves are just way too tame.

TBLfan 07-16-2010 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 26894368)
And that's why a lot of pros still use the ST repainted as something else. They stick with what works while the rest of us blow a crapload of money chasing the latest hype!

Yup, well that and the durability/comfort with the same stick. I'd estimate that there are at least 4X as many STs being used than Stealths. It seems like every "repaint" is a ST, many with the older style blade and with Z-tac.

Jarick 07-16-2010 01:02 PM

I guess for me my shot is much better from a change in technique than a change in equipment. I really ought to take some shooting lessons and get it down once and for all.

Splitbtw 07-17-2010 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Cole (Post 26942526)
Since I started this thread, I can state that I have tried a few cheaper Easton's and I will never stray from the ST or it's replacement again. The consistency and durability of this stick is what does it for me.

I tried a few of the SE line, and they were fine for a few games, but broke down fast and lost that "snap" very quickly.

A total loss of money for me.

I now know what I need, an ST with 100 flex, that I cut down around 2 inches, making the flex higher.

That said, I still like the Lidstrom/Getzlaf curve, but I wish they sold more radical curves. The Sakic, Iginla curves are just way too tame.


Due to the shaft or blade softening?


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