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Devil Dancer 05-14-2010 11:06 AM

What do you think of the Vapor X:60 stick?
 
I can't find a recent thread about the X:60, so I thought I'd ask. HF, what do you think? How does it compare to the old XXXX? What about the One95? Is it worth the money, considering I almost never break sticks?

My One95 is dying and I need a replacement.

Gunnar Stahl 30 05-14-2010 11:49 AM

the one95 and x60 are opposite sticks in technology

the x60 has a lower kick point with 2 flexes and has a new blade which is designed to adapt to your shot.

the one95 is a slap shot stick with a higher kickpoint and one flex

Ani simov mal 05-14-2010 02:09 PM

xxxx < x60< one95 IMO.

Get another one95.

TBLfan 05-14-2010 02:19 PM

I hated the XXXX, it just felt and kicked like crap to me. The X:60 feels a lot like an Easton stick. It kicks pretty hard and it plays a little stiffer than the marked flex.

Hrad 05-14-2010 02:24 PM

I'm waiting for One95s to go on clearance.

However, I don't think you'll be un-satisfied with the X:60, it's still a great stick. It's personal preference.

Socastee09 05-14-2010 03:50 PM

i think i just might wait for the totalONE :)

Scotty94 05-17-2010 09:25 PM

At first touch, it feels like a Vapor XXXX: same glassy slickness, round corners, and double concavity. However, it's a bit lighter (the one I weighed came in at 430g on a scale) and the balance is much better. It kicks much better than the XXXX and has a bit better feel, but in my opinion still feels like crap. I hate the feel of Bauer's Vapor line because although the sticks kick, they feel dead. The "ceramic"/porcelain feel of the blade is still there. They also feel a little stiffer than rated, but this is due to the ultra low tapered kickpoint, which typically will make a stick feel a bit stiffer simply due to its flex characteristics.

Also, I question their durability. Buddy of mine had one for a few weeks and snapped it playing an easy roller hockey game. The next week, I was playing against I guy I know who owns one and he blocked a wrister of mine with the shaft, snapping it in two. I've never been a huge fan of Bauer's choice of producing shafts (bladder molded instead of something like Easton's compression molded), as the final results always tend to end up weaker, based on many breakages I've seen.

The Tikkanen 05-17-2010 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TBLfan (Post 25819382)
I hated the XXXX, it just felt and kicked like crap to me. The X:60 feels a lot like an Easton stick. It kicks pretty hard and it plays a little stiffer than the marked flex.

Agree with your statement. I'm 190 lbs and I went with a 77 flex for the first time in my life, wrist/snap shot specialist and a passer. This stick kicks like the Easton Stealth, not sure about the durability yet since I've only used it about 10 games. So far so good, it was worth the money for me, had 2 goals last night in our playoff game and I guess that's why we all spend money on new equipment.

Devil Dancer 05-18-2010 10:06 AM

Thanks for the advice everyone, I love having the collective wisdom of HF at my disposal for things like this. I picked up a x60 INT 67 PM9 a few days ago, but haven't had a chance to play with it yet due to a lull in my league schedule. I'll let you know what I think next week.

Danglous 05-18-2010 02:58 PM

I bought the X:60 when it first came out. I wanted a One95 but the store was out of them. Best stick I have ever used, hands down. My wrist shot is still great and my slap shot is harder than ever

Devil Dancer 05-26-2010 10:29 AM

I finally played my first game with it last night, and so far I'm pleased. It's definitely a bit stiffer than the One95, but it kicks nicely on my wrist shot. I took one from the blue line and I was surprised at the velocity I got out of it.

I haven't had a chance yet to experiment with slappers much.

Devil Dancer 06-07-2010 10:47 AM

A note for anyone interested: The X60 is slightly differently shaped than the One95, even though I got the same blade pattern on both sticks. The X60 has a slightly chunkier heel, which I wasn't expecting. I'm a little annoyed that there's a difference, since I've been using PM9 blades for a couple of years, but I'm getting used to it.

It's a good stick overall. I'm not as blown away as I was by the One95, but that's probably because I went from a budget stick (Vapor XVI) to the One95. This time I'm going from premium stick to premium stick.

BLKHKhockey 06-07-2010 02:41 PM

I've been thinking about picking up an X60 shaft, but I'm not sure about which flex I should get.

I have a One95 shaft/blade combo and the length at 60" is perfect, and the flex seems very nice for me. With the X60 combo I will have to add a 2" extension. Knowing that the X60 plays stiff and the One95 plays soft, should I go with the 87 + ext= ~80 or the 77 + ext =~70?

vinogradov8 06-07-2010 03:22 PM

I would take the one95 or the one85 (if you play defense) over the x:60, but thats me.

sag2k3 06-08-2010 06:08 PM

Im playing W so i take many snapshots and the X60 is a very nice stick if you play W or C. I tried a 67 flex last season and i had sick wristshots but the onetimers were very bad because the stick flexed very much. Now i play with a 75 flex and im still shooting as good as i did with the 67 :) The best stick i played with since the CCM Vector(blue).

topsnipe 06-09-2010 12:06 AM

It all depends on your preference and what shots you mainly take. The X60 is for those that take mainly snappers or wrist shots, that is why you see Kane using it. The lower kick point and multiple kick points give a quicker release which can reduce the load put on the shot. The One95 is for those that mainly take slap shots or those that want maximum load on their shots. Also, the X60 has a more rounded feel due to the double concave walls and rounded corners. Meanwhile, the One95 offers a more traditional feel with slightly rounded corners. All in all, it depends what you like and what you want out of your stick.


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