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Joey Moss 10-11-2010 08:08 PM

Your favorite stick?
 
Simple question, what's your favorite and why? I'm looking to buy a new one. Price range doesn't matter.

ponder 10-11-2010 08:17 PM

Absolutely loving my one95 (have it in a 77 flex Kane curve, grip version), much less "pingy" than other composites I've used but still very light and with a nice snap on wristers. Not cheap at all, but you can get them on sale now that the new bauer sticks are out (one100 and totalone). Only real complaint is that the blade seems fairly susceptible to gouges from skates/other sticks, make sure to tape it up well with a good, thick tape (haven't had problems since using renfrew tape, which is pretty thick, but got some gouges that I repaired with epoxy when I was using 3M tape, which is much thinner). If you have an american address you can ship to they're pretty cheap here:

http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=BS95

And I think there's a code you can enter for an extra 10% off. If you live in Canada, though, you'll likely get hit with duty at the border if you buy off an american site.

Joey Moss 10-11-2010 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ponder (Post 28253068)
Absolutely loving my one95 (have it in a 77 flex Kane curve, grip version), much less "pingy" than other composites I've used but still very light and with a nice snap on wristers. Not cheap at all, but you can get them on sale now that the new bauer sticks are out (one100 and totalone). Only real complaint is that the blade seems fairly susceptible to gouges from skates/other sticks, make sure to tape it up well with a good, thick tape (haven't had problems since using renfrew tape, which is pretty thick, but got some gouges that I repaired with epoxy when I was using 3M tape, which is much thinner). If you have an american address you can ship to they're pretty cheap here:

http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=BS95

And I think there's a code you can enter for an extra 10% off. If you live in Canada, though, you'll likely get hit with duty at the border if you buy off an american site.

Yea I have a one95 also that I use as my "secondary stick" and I don't mind it although I really wish I had gotten the grip version. I have a Backstrom curve 102 flex and I still find it pretty bendy. Really good for taking/giving passes and controling the puck.

pass the bisk 10-11-2010 08:39 PM

I've used pretty much every stick on earth and these are my favorites:

1. Bauer Totalone
2.
a. Easton S17
b. Bauer one95
3. Easton Synergy Elite

Burket23 10-11-2010 08:46 PM

I love the rbk 7k and 10k 100 flex p87 curve

Joey Moss 10-11-2010 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pass the bisk (Post 28253772)
I've used pretty much every stick on earth and these are my favorites:

1. Bauer Totalone
2.
a. Easton S17
b. Bauer one95
3. Easton Synergy Elite

How long ago did this total one come out? I'm trying to find some videos on youtube and I can't find much information on it.

1Knee1T 10-11-2010 08:56 PM

I love my Bauer X:60, 77 flex cut down to about an 85 flex with a Kane curve and no grip. I can't wait until Warrior starts to sell blades of it's Gionta pattern so I can plug it into my X:60.

pass the bisk 10-11-2010 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OilGagner89 (Post 28254282)
How long ago did this total one come out? I'm trying to find some videos on youtube and I can't find much information on it.

they came out last week to the public but pros have been able to use them for months.

Joey Moss 10-11-2010 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pass the bisk (Post 28254876)
they came out last week to the public but pros have been able to use them for months.

What do you think are the pros and cons of the stick? I've been considering getting one.

pass the bisk 10-11-2010 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OilGagner89 (Post 28255328)
What do you think are the pros and cons of the stick? I've been considering getting one.

I get them for free so maybe I am more reckless with them, but they do cost a ton of money. If money is not an option, get it. Great puck feel, light, nice kickpoint. However, durability is an issue.

TBLfan 10-11-2010 09:52 PM

OPS:
Favorite: Bauer one95. It's the best balanced stick, it has the best feel of any OPS made and the concentrated kickzone makes for an easy to load/shoot stick.

Honorable mention:
Easton SL/SE, Bauer X:60, CCM U+, CCM U+ CL
All of these are similar style sticks, the U+ and CL have the best feel out of them but the shafts break-in the most in category. The X:60 and SL/SE had stiffer blades, I'd say the X:60 kicks harder but has slightly worse feel for the puck.

Best Value(current): 2011 Warrior Dolomite DD. It is the same old Inno 1100, Vapor XX shaft but with the DD blade. They shoot well, not amazing but I'd put them on par with the "Honorable mention" sticks. The reason I separated this stick is because of the price point. This stick has better feel than any stick I've used with the exception of the Mission Pulse and the one95. When you pair that blade up with the proven Inno 1100 design shaft and sell it for around $150, you have a real winner.

I absolutely HATED the 9KO, S17 and SE16. I have used over 50 different HIGH-END OPS models and despite selling a lot of sticks over the past year I still own over 40 sticks so I've literally used nearly everything on the market since the gold Synergy came out. Three notable exceptions, the S19(because the S17 was soo bad I figured the S19 wasn't worth my time), the Reebok 11K and the Bauer TO OPS.

The 9KO was soo bad that I declined when I was offered a free one a month before they hit shelves. The S17 I accepted the free stick sight-unseen. I had it maybe three months before it came out and to this day I've used it maybe 5 times to coach... and complained about how much it sucked every time.

Razzmatazz 10-11-2010 10:02 PM

Bought the Wooden Wonder, the Sherwood 5030, and love it.

Jarick 10-12-2010 07:32 AM

Favorite ever would be the One95, although I would also like to try the EQ50 or SE16.

Briere Up There* 10-12-2010 09:24 AM

One95/Stealth CNT/SE16

Frankie Spankie 10-12-2010 09:44 AM

Any TPS Response. Why? Because I'm cheap and they last the longest. :P

Aside from weight, I never noticed a difference between the cheapest and most expensive sticks. Even then, some of the really cheap sticks still feel as light as the more expensive sticks. My problem is finding one that's light and durable.

At this point, I just like sticking with my TPS Response Nash curve Regular flex.

Devil Dancer 10-12-2010 09:58 AM

My favorite so far is the One95, which is currently my backup stick since I used it for a full year and it got pretty dinged up. Right now I'm using a X:60, which is pretty damn nice, but I prefer the blade on the One95.

Some guy brought a TotalOne to pickup on Sunday, but since it was a senior 100 something flex and I use an INT 67 flex I can't really compare it to my current sticks. Personally I think it's ugly as hell, but who cares about that?

Jarick 10-12-2010 10:04 AM

I thought it would have been better to keep that stealth black look and instead of lots of yellow and white, give it a little gold or silver accents.

Joe Cole 10-12-2010 10:29 AM

Synergy ST, 100 flex.

Durable, retains that "bounce" longer than any other Easton I have tried.

Consistent and worry free.

As for grip vs non grip.... the only bad thing about grip sticks are that they eat through your gloves faster than non-grip.

noobman 10-12-2010 01:56 PM

Easton Stealth S5. For less than $100 it's a pretty decent composite stick.

Cams 10-12-2010 02:26 PM

Tough call, as I am super picky about sticks, plus on a bit of a budget right now too.....

Currently use a Synergy Elite shaft with SE16 blade - like the feel of the shaft (85 flex - cut down 2 or 3 inches) - love the Drury pattern. Good flex, no problems with it. Also have a Bauer XXXX OPS - 77 flex - feels stiffer than my Easton, and not so sure I like it very much. I am wanting to get my hands on a One95 though. I have heard it's a great shooting stick, great feel and best blade too.

Islander102 10-12-2010 05:50 PM

U+CL I have two retail U+CL's and two pro stock Reebok 10K's which are U+CL's with a reebok paint job. The balance is terriffic, not distorted like some of the older super light one pieces, and the puck jumps off like a damn missile. They are now the only sticks that I use in games. Outperformed anything Easton sells by a massive margin IMO

ponder 10-12-2010 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Islander102 (Post 28268719)
U+CL I have two retail U+CL's and two pro stock Reebok 10K's which are U+CL's with a reebok paint job. The balance is terriffic, not distorted like some of the older super light one pieces, and the puck jumps off like a damn missile. They are now the only sticks that I use in games. Outperformed anything Easton sells by a massive margin IMO

Not at all from my own experience, but I've heard the U+CLs are very fragile, any problems with sticks breaking?

BlackDog13 10-12-2010 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Razzmatazz (Post 28256015)
Bought the Wooden Wonder, the Sherwood 5030, and love it.

^this :handclap:

Islander102 10-12-2010 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ponder (Post 28268769)
Not at all from my own experience, but I've heard the U+CLs are very fragile, any problems with sticks breaking?

Not really. The U+ broke like a pencil, but the U+CL is an entirely different, and improved in all areas, stick.

TheBigTicket 10-12-2010 06:27 PM

sherwood 5030 no question


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