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Revan 08-30-2010 01:09 PM

Question about broken stick solution
 
Hey, kind of a weird, title I know lol. But I broke my 1 piece composite synergy right at the blade and in a super clean break. My friends dad then smoothed it down, flipped it and put a blade on the opposite end. Will this effect my shot that much because the kick point is different?

Jarick 08-30-2010 01:50 PM

Maybe, maybe not. It depends on how you shoot. If you take a lot of wrist shots or slap shots and use a stiff stick, it probably won't, but if you're a snap shot guy or use a whippy stick, it might.

Revan 08-30-2010 03:08 PM

It's pretty low flex, it's a low end synergy about 4 years old and roughly 100$ at the time.

Jarick 08-30-2010 03:11 PM

If it's a low end stick I don't think you'll notice a difference.

Revan 08-30-2010 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 27586800)
If it's a low end stick I don't think you'll notice a difference.

alright cool, because it saved me 100 dollars to get a new one, thanks man.

Stjonnypopo 08-30-2010 04:58 PM

I know a lot of people who have done this. I think they really started improving technology for the flex zones in a stick pretty recently so you shouldn't notice a difference. The top of the stick now (which used to be where the blade was) is probably thinner though so you'll need more tape to even the thickness out hehe.

noobman 08-30-2010 09:52 PM

Wait wait wait... is the blade now in what was the butt-end of the stick?

I think that might affect your shot due to the stick's kickpoint. If it's a mid-kickpoint maybe not as much but if it's a low one then almost certainly yes.

If I'm mistaken and it's just a replacement blade, you might be OK.

Jimmy Carter 08-31-2010 12:31 AM

This is what I do with half my sticks. Though for the most part they are high end sticks I'm "flipping" and using the other end. I've never had a big issue with it, don't notice much difference in shot from when I had a one piece Vapor XXXX and a "flipped" Easton ST (09 model). In fact, I like my shot with the ST better, but that could just be a preference of the ST. Might as well try it out. If it feels weird and you don't like it, it's not like you lost any more than you already have cause the stick was broken anyway

Revan 08-31-2010 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noobman (Post 27591997)
Wait wait wait... is the blade now in what was the butt-end of the stick?

I think that might affect your shot due to the stick's kickpoint. If it's a mid-kickpoint maybe not as much but if it's a low one then almost certainly yes.

If I'm mistaken and it's just a replacement blade, you might be OK.

yeah the stick was flipped because the original one piece broke at the blade.

Jarick 08-31-2010 02:26 PM

I just don't think a mid-level stick is going to make that much of a difference. Hell, Brett Hull used to play with flipped shafts on purpose.


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