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kr580 01-28-2011 02:09 AM

Stockpiling. Does it ever work out?
 
It looks like my favorite shaft is going on clearance these days making way for the new year's line. I can't decide if I want to buy one/two of these shafts or not just to have for the future. I'll regret it if my twig breaks, but I don't need to be spending the money right now.

Do any of you regret not picking up stuff before it disappeared?
Do any of you have stockpiled stuff sitting around never getting any use?

:sarcasm:

OprtnShtdwn 01-28-2011 02:34 AM

I always took advantage of the Pro Stock sales when i'd go to Blue Jackets games, usually grabing either a goaltender or players stick. It's always nice to know I have backups at home for if and when a stick breaks.

I have 4 player sticks & 3 goaltender sticks
- Warrior Dolomite (Marc Methot)
- Easton Synergy (Chris Gratton)
- RBK 7k Sickick (Kris Beech)
- Bauer Vapor XXX Lite (Trevor Letowski)
- All I remember bout the goal sticks is there all Reebok, one is Dublewicz, Ellis, & the other is from a local hockey shop

So, it cant hurt to have an extras. I've needed mine thanks to the moron who chopped my Response stick in half =(

MrRuin 01-28-2011 06:44 AM

I have 4 unused one95 blades sitting in my drawer at home plus 2 ready to be played one95 shaft+blade combos in my stick bag. In total 2 shafts and 6 blades (one used, 5 unused). I stockpiled as soon as I read reports about the totalone blade not coming close to the one95 blade feel so for me it made sense to stockpile stuff I love to play with.

I think stockpiling gear you absolutely love makes sense. A lot of products have gone out of production and have not been replaced adequately.

So eventually when my last one95 blade has gone to hockey heavens I will most likely regret not having bought more of them :)

elevation 01-28-2011 07:30 AM

When SWD bought TPS, my supplier lost the deal with them last winter/spring...I stockpiled 5 R2XN10, 9 R8s (5 pros in SW, 2 retails, 2 shafts), 2 R10s, 2 R7 shafts, 2 R6 pros (not the 3flex stuff)..and about 25 blades..lol
I've got a wheeled team stick bag packed....and still got some backup sticks from past seasons.
Also stockpiled 2 R8 pro gloves (FFH), 2 Eagle PPFs pre Vaughn and 2 new sets of JOFA chest, shins, elbows (JOFA/RBK 8K)...
AND/BUT I always epoxy my blades and clean my stuff as it would be the last piece of equipment I've got. ;-)
Love it and stockpile!

blueberrydanish 01-28-2011 07:43 AM

Stockpiling gear, esp gear that will not be produced anymore, is a great idea. The only time it is a bad idea is if you are choosing it over paying a bill or eating.

elevation 01-28-2011 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueberrydanish (Post 30512839)
The only time it is a bad idea is if you are choosing it over paying a bill or eating.

Definitely true and most important especially for younger players. But when you can afford it and hit the right time/place you can get such good prices AND better stuff...what really doubles the fun!

canuck44 01-28-2011 11:03 AM

I have 3 synergy ST's right now (1 used, 2 unused). I got them at a great price so I didn't really think twice about it. Great price might be an understatement there actually lol. Got 3 for the retail price of one. I've broken one already, but the second one seems to be holding up nicely. Definitely not the indestructible stick some people rave on about though.

Jarick 01-28-2011 11:13 AM

I don't break a lot of sticks, but I have bought "doubles" of sticks I liked. In almost every situation, I ended up selling that and trying something else. Granted, I'm CONSTANTLY switching up my sticks/blades/shafts/etc, but I don't like stockpiling because the second I think I know what I like, I switch it up again. So I've learned to just keep a bunch of sticks of different flexes and curves so I can just grab one off the shelf rather than buying a new one.

GLG 01-28-2011 01:46 PM

Stockpiling is always a great idea... wish I that years ago with my TPS RESPONSE-TKACHUK pattern ---- good luck finding that stick or a pattern identical to the Tkachuk these days!

Of course eating & a roof over your head comes before stockpiling ;-)

GLG

factsarefacts 01-28-2011 06:51 PM

stockpiling is a great idea....until you get hurt, can't play anymore and have to practically give away your stuff LOL please don't ask me how i know that :(

OprtnShtdwn 01-29-2011 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GLG (Post 30517458)
Stockpiling is always a great idea... wish I that years ago with my TPS RESPONSE-TKACHUK pattern ---- good luck finding that stick or a pattern identical to the Tkachuk these days!

Of course eating & a roof over your head comes before stockpiling ;-)

GLG

i had one..... until some guy got mad and 2 handed it half. I remember the guy, and i will either do the same, or gonna plow the guy. It'll be worth the penalty

Frankie Spankie 01-29-2011 07:18 AM

How many sticks do you have? I have like 5 sticks I still haven't used yet. :laugh:

It's cheaper to buy the sticks in bulk and I plan on playing hockey for several more years so I'll get to them when I get to them. Worst case, you can always sell the sticks off. You're not going to get all of your money back but sell them to people you know. It's easier to take a loss on them if you know the person you're selling it to.

kr580 02-26-2011 02:55 AM

Boy am I glad the Reebok 8K shafts are still around at HM. Snapped my shaft about a foot from the top during practice on Thursday. Two people not looking where they're going, boom, snapped twig, purple hand. 3-pack from HM, here I come. :D

Jerry Lundegaard 02-27-2011 12:23 AM

I've recently stocked up on Easton SE16 one-piece sticks. Along with the ones I already have, there's quite a few of them. My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy.

cptjeff 02-27-2011 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by OprtnShtdwn (Post 30512007)
- Bauer Vapor XXX Lite (Trevor Letowski)

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a while.

As for whether it works out, ask Brendan Shanahan. I'm pretty sure he still has a metric carpton of Easton Aluminums lying around somewhere from when he bought out easton's remaining stock.


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