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Basement Cat 01-04-2010 06:09 PM

What stick should I get?
 
So, my stick just broke (Warrior Dolomite) and I need a new one. What is the best stick to get for a defenseman that mainly takes slapshots? No price range really. Would just love some suggestions and reasons why.

Thanks in advance.

Baggy Spandex 01-04-2010 06:16 PM

From what I hear, the Bauer one95 is one of the best for slapshots/durability. Definitely not a heavy stick either.

SouthpawTRK 01-04-2010 06:23 PM

The One95 stick would be a great choice (especially if money was not an object) since it's fairly light, great for slap shots and more durable than some of the other sticks priced in the same range. I'm not saying that it's a tank, any stick that is that high end is not going to last too long if it's getting slashed a lot. I'm pretty sure that Douglas Murray appears to using a Bauer stick (I'm not sure if it's a One95 or possibly a X:60).

Basement Cat 01-04-2010 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Baggy Spandex (Post 23004229)
From what I hear, the Bauer one95 is one of the best for slapshots/durability. Definitely not a heavy stick either.

That is one that I am looking at right now. I had the one90 and it was great. It gave me the best slapshot that I have ever had. Right now, it will the one that I am getting.

Anyone else?

Trailwood 01-04-2010 08:33 PM

It's pretty difficult to recommend a stick, or any gear for that matter, without knowing something about you... there a lot of great sticks out there, good luck with your search.

stick9 01-04-2010 10:00 PM

Proper flex and blade lie have a greater impact on your shot than the model of stick being used.

BadHammy* 01-04-2010 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by stick9 (Post 23008574)
Proper flex and blade lie have a greater impact on your shot than the model of stick being used.

GOOD point. To find your ideal, max slapshot flex, find a stick you can get to flex about an inch while using about 80% of your body power. Btw, I'd also look into a CCM U+, very good weight and balance, plus really good slapshots at a good price.

NigelSPNKr 01-04-2010 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by stick9 (Post 23008574)
Proper flex and blade lie have a greater impact on your shot than the model of stick being used.

blade pattern as well.

Ragss 01-05-2010 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by CanadaBacon (Post 23009495)
blade pattern as well.



True enough. I found a stick on sale this fall which is stiffer, lower lie, and a different pattern. Took it out for some shinny a week ago and found that my slap shot was a thousand times better and my wrist shot was complete and utter garbage.

Basement Cat 01-06-2010 05:07 PM

So I ended up getting the Easton S17 because the shop that I went to did not have the One95 for a righty. So, anyone have any experiences with it?

BadHammy* 01-06-2010 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Basement Cat (Post 23046562)
So I ended up getting the Easton S17 because the shop that I went to did not have the One95 for a righty. So, anyone have any experiences with it?

Good on wristers, only ok for other shots. Not durable.

Ani simov mal 01-06-2010 05:14 PM

Only took two days to break that one!

koh19 01-06-2010 05:15 PM

I'd go with the Easton ST line. Very good stick, not that expensive (compared to other Easton models), light weight and very durable.

Saved* 01-06-2010 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by donGjohnson (Post 23009022)
GOOD point. To find your ideal, max slapshot flex, find a stick you can get to flex about an inch while using about 80% of your body power. Btw, I'd also look into a CCM U+, very good weight and balance, plus really good slapshots at a good price.

When I tee up a nice slapper with the U+, it feels almost as good as sex.

Baggy Spandex 01-06-2010 05:58 PM

I love my S17. Awesome stick.

Basement Cat 01-06-2010 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Anisimov (Post 23046661)
Only took two days to break that one!

good thing that i have a warranty then lol

Basement Cat 01-06-2010 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Baggy Spandex (Post 23047236)
I love my S17. Awesome stick.

That's great! how is it for wristshots and slapshots?

Basement Cat 01-07-2010 04:19 PM

So, just played my first game last night with the S17. What a stick. I felt it in warmups. My wrist/snap shot is better but, my slapshot is the one that just boomed! I had a goal and an assist with it. Both one shots from the point (the assist was a deflection). Love this stick.

Brodeur 01-07-2010 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Basement Cat (Post 23004114)
So, my stick just broke (Warrior Dolomite) and I need a new one. What is the best stick to get for a defenseman that mainly takes slapshots? No price range really. Would just love some suggestions and reasons why.

Thanks in advance.

Did you like the Dolomite? Where did it break? If you broke the blade, you can try to salvage it as a tapered shaft.

Basement Cat 01-07-2010 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Brodeur (Post 23063986)
Did you like the Dolomite? Where did it break? If you broke the blade, you can try to salvage it as a tapered shaft.

I liked the Dolomite but, it was much better for wristshots than slappers. The S17 is much better for slapshots.

The stick broke at the blade.

simnorm 01-08-2010 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Basement Cat (Post 23064085)
The stick broke at the blade.

You can convert that dolo into a two piece stick pretty easily

woodford 01-08-2010 11:10 AM

I love my Easton SE16 (non grip) with a Getzlaf curve. For me is has been a tank; ie. taken several shots off the shaft with no issue other than the paint flaking off, and pin point accuracy with a slap shot.

I love the square toe and curve. Awesome for saucer passes and slapshots. Not so good in keeping the wristers down as well as anything to do with the backhand (but that is most likely me) side of the blade.


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