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Sens4lyf 09-13-2009 05:04 PM

Looking for a Good hockey stick....
 
Hey, my stick is getting pretty bad out of shape, and i was just wondering what type of stick i can get for the best price.

I can only afford a stick that is like $130 canadian max, because i cant really afford an expensive stick.

Thank you in advance, and all answers are appreciated greatly :yo:

Sens4lyf 09-13-2009 05:13 PM

Im currently looking at the Easton Se6,what are your thoughts.

Also, i am an offensive defencemen

AIREAYE 09-13-2009 05:21 PM

Well if you are looking at Eastons, then I recommend you try the SC6

OR you could wait until the Easton S13's and S7 sticks come out, they will likely push the S11 stick down in price at about your range

The NB One70 is on sale for 80 at Hockeylife

Sens4lyf 09-13-2009 05:38 PM

I heard the stealth series are less durable. Is that true?

gojacketsgo61 09-13-2009 05:51 PM

i really liked the TPS Responses, R8 is like 100$ but is very good

AIREAYE 09-13-2009 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sens4lyf (Post 21081556)
I heard the stealth series are less durable. Is that true?

Yeh they're not the best, for sure

Hockeyfan68 09-13-2009 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sens4lyf (Post 21081158)
Hey, my stick is getting pretty bad out of shape, and i was just wondering what type of stick i can get for the best price.

I can only afford a stick that is like $130 canadian max, because i cant really afford an expensive stick.

Thank you in advance, and all answers are appreciated greatly :yo:

Well there are so many sticks that are affordable in your range these days that are decent. I have been using Harrow who are formerly Christian hockey bought by Harrow Lacrosse / field hockey stick makers even though Christian (seperate from harrow) is still making wood sticks and blades seperately .... don't ask cuzz I don't know why.

Not the lightest stick out there but respectable and very durable and also affordable with high performance I might add for shooting and the like. They are a little bit more than $130 US and are $160 US (I do not know what the Canadian amount is sorry).

http://www.harrowsports.com/icehockey.asp they sell through their website as well as in stores, if you check their store locator on their site you should find one hopefully. They are still a new company for hockey and the word isn't wuite out yet with everyone in the common stream.

I however use the 2 piece shafts with their blades which come to $130 .... $89 for the shafts and $35 for the blades.

But yeah there are so many stick brands out there now it is crazy.

Unfortunately there are some way overpriced sticks people keep buying because famous players use them even though the regular people are not using the same stock used by the pros. It is all about the $$$ which is sad because people can buy great sticks for less money that are just as good as the regular market sticks.

Good luck on your quest .... I've finally found "my stick" in Harrow sticks.

DD M98 09-13-2009 09:53 PM

Ever think of going the two piece method?
You could go with a Bauer one 95 shaft http://www.greatskate.com/product/id...ey-Shafts.aspx
And a Standard blade http://www.greatskate.com/product/id...nt-Blades.aspx

The Bauer one 95 shaft is an amazing stick! I have 2 with a wood blade in there (hate composite blades) and they are by far the best sticks I've used!

NigelSPNKr 09-14-2009 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gojacketsgo61 (Post 21081707)
i really liked the TPS Responses, R8 is like 100$ but is very good

An R8 is not like a 100$, its 200$. An R6 is 189$

Might get an R2 for hundred but they are garbage.

An R4 you can get for like 150ish$.


If you can still finds any of these on sale from last year (good luck with that) you could get them cheaper. Have seen R10's on for 139$ a bit ago, dont see any now though :(

The Leaf 09-14-2009 07:32 AM

There used to be some goods sticks at sportchek for around 50- 99 $

I was there when they had buy one stick get the second like 35% off...so I got two CCM octoguns one for 50, the other for like 32 or something like that.

cptjeff 09-14-2009 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by torontomapleleafs (Post 21084579)
Ever think of going the two piece method?
You could go with a Bauer one 95 shaft http://www.greatskate.com/product/id...ey-Shafts.aspx
And a Standard blade http://www.greatskate.com/product/id...nt-Blades.aspx

The Bauer one 95 shaft is an amazing stick! I have 2 with a wood blade in there (hate composite blades) and they are by far the best sticks I've used!

Utter shame then. Most people say the One95 blade has the best puck feel of any composite blade ever, and is the greatest thing ever invented since fire.

Seriously, the thing gets great reviews. I would try it out.

And to the OP: You can get some top end sticks on closeout, and often pro stock stuff. Look at your local shop and online, you might be surprised. I grabbed a Vapor XXXX for $100 a few weeks ago, can't wait for the rink to open up to us commoners so I can use it. Hockey Monkey has had RBK 7Ks for less then $100 for a while now, flexes and curves may be limited, but those are nice sticks.

And after you break them, often you can cut them and make them tapered shafts.

vivianmb 09-14-2009 04:02 PM

www.falconsports.com
their stealth model is unbreakable.their cannon model has high flex.

Sens4lyf 09-14-2009 07:09 PM

Wow, Thank you all for your suggestions :D

Ill get into trying those sticks, and once again, this is very appreciated

Jarick 09-14-2009 11:11 PM

I would get a one95 shaft and a wood blade. Save up for a one95 composite blade in the meantime.

BadHammy* 09-14-2009 11:48 PM

Vapor 40 for $100 is not a bad choice. You can find a lot of last year's models cheap on ebay.

KillerCanuk 09-15-2009 03:58 PM

RBK 5k snake skin. phaneuf pattern. im a off d man myself.. good accuracy and power, plus i can fire accurate passes 100% of the time. more of a open toe curve. good stiffness, im 62 230lb so i need the stiffnes. also have in other flexes. 100$ sport chek.. went thru two last season, didnt snap yet just busted up the toe!

AIREAYE 09-15-2009 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KillerCanuk (Post 21107863)
RBK 5k snake skin. phaneuf pattern. im a off d man myself.. good accuracy and power, plus i can fire accurate passes 100% of the time. more of a open toe curve. good stiffness, im 62 230lb so i need the stiffnes. also have in other flexes. 100$ sport chek.. went thru two last season, didnt snap yet just busted up the toe!

do your sticks break when you shoot/pass really hard with it? Or do they get weaker over time and then they break when you shoot?

gojacketsgo61 09-15-2009 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CanadaBacon (Post 21086442)
An R8 is not like a 100$, its 200$. An R6 is 189$

Might get an R2 for hundred but they are garbage.

An R4 you can get for like 150ish$.


If you can still finds any of these on sale from last year (good luck with that) you could get them cheaper. Have seen R10's on for 139$ a bit ago, dont see any now though :(

My source for sports has R3'S for 25$ canadian, and R8's for 99$, R10's are 129$

NigelSPNKr 09-15-2009 07:39 PM

Old twigs, great prices if you can find them, everywhere around me only has R1's left.

Once then new ones come in, back to regular prices.

P.S im assuming the R3 is a goalie stick?

Danrik 09-15-2009 09:50 PM

http://www.thehockeyshop.com/catalog..._Comp_Stick_Sr

This has the R3. Don't know how good it is. I had an R6 but broke it after a year, wanted another one but couldn't find any for a decent price. I'm using a One55 now until it breaks and then I'll want to find an R8, but hopefully cheaper.

NigelSPNKr 09-16-2009 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danrik (Post 21113396)
http://www.thehockeyshop.com/catalog..._Comp_Stick_Sr

This has the R3. Don't know how good it is. I had an R6 but broke it after a year, wanted another one but couldn't find any for a decent price. I'm using a One55 now until it breaks and then I'll want to find an R8, but hopefully cheaper.


I can honestly say i have never seen an R3 in a shop before. Mind you i dont buy online or really look for that matter.

TPS doesnt even have it on its Website.

Cams 09-16-2009 11:17 AM

SportChek has Vapor XXV for $89 or $99 dollars. I grabbed as cptjeff said, XXXX for $99 US, expecting it to arrive at my work place in Michigan today in fact!

johentie 09-16-2009 01:14 PM

what about the easton 777 sticks?

$99.99 usually.. heard they are a bit better then the stealth in the durability area

cptjeff 09-16-2009 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johentie (Post 21120224)
what about the easton 777 sticks?

$99.99 usually.. heard they are a bit better then the stealth in the durability area

It's an SMU, and it's a price point OPS. It's not going to be nearly as nice as lost year's top models on closeout.

If you don't know, SMUs are products ordered just for one store or chain that aren't made for anyone else. They're not part of the regular product line, and as a result it can be pretty hard to figure out exactly what you're getting and what the differences are.

johentie 09-16-2009 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cptjeff (Post 21120323)
It's an SMU, and it's a price point OPS. It's not going to be nearly as nice as lost year's top models on closeout.

If you don't know, SMUs are products ordered just for one store or chain that aren't made for anyone else. They're not part of the regular product line, and as a result it can be pretty hard to figure out exactly what you're getting and what the differences are.

good info ; > i;m going to shop around today


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