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Blueland89 05-01-2011 08:07 PM

Best wood stick
 
What is the best wood stick on the market (not including the 5030). Looking to get a new stick for inline play on a harder surface so looking for something with an abs blade. I am currently using a Koho 2100 for inline but the blade is wearing down,What would be my best stick?

Elever 05-03-2011 12:19 AM

I need one two. My Easton wooden sticks have always broken at the blade (the last one was quite painful as the blade got stuck in the crack between the driveway/grass and I skated right into the butt end of the stick which cracked the stick and...). I'm using a Sherwood 5030 85 flex stick (Spezza). It's solid but the problem is that it's heavy and I'd like something a bit lighter since I don't have the strongest wrists. The blade broke fairly quickly so I decided to just use the cheap black plastic blade that you get from Canadian Tire or wherever and have been using the blade since, it's not my favourite thing but the plastic blade never brakes unlike the wooden ones.

I keep hearing good things about the Easton ABS blade and that it doesn't break but I have no experience with this. I also see good review for the Reebok 2K because it's light and affordable.

So I'd love to know a stick where the blade is less likely to break and the stick doesn't weight a lot, don't care too much about the curve. And it would be nice if it's easily available at SportChek or some other Canadian retailer since getting sticks online is a hassle.

AIREAYE 05-03-2011 02:06 PM

If you have the cash, grab a standard shaft (you can splurge here if you want) and buy a few ABS blades to replace worn down ones.

For shafts, you can go anywhere from the cheap One55
http://www.prohockeylife.com/hockey-...y-shaft-p-2793

to $150+ S19s, TotalOnes etc. but the HAVE to be Standard shafts, Tapered doesn't work

For blades, any cheap ABS blades could work:
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/reebok-h...timate-sr.html
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-h...-blade-sr.html

Blueland89 05-03-2011 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 32844171)
If you have the cash, grab a standard shaft (you can splurge here if you want) and buy a few ABS blades to replace worn down ones.

For shafts, you can go anywhere from the cheap One55
http://www.prohockeylife.com/hockey-...y-shaft-p-2793

to $150+ S19s, TotalOnes etc. but the HAVE to be Standard shafts, Tapered doesn't work

For blades, any cheap ABS blades could work:
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/reebok-h...timate-sr.html
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-h...-blade-sr.html

This actually what I was thinkin about doing, just didn't know if it would be worth it.

Dont you just inject a blade with glue, then to replace it run a hair dryer over it tine it loosens up

EazyB97 05-03-2011 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueland89 (Post 32846852)
This actually what I was thinkin about doing, just didn't know if it would be worth it.

Dont you just inject a blade with glue, then to replace it run a hair dryer over it tine it loosens up

You can buy a heat gun for $10 from Walmart or Canadian Tire and it works much better than a hair dryer.

Elever 05-03-2011 09:09 PM

Instead of worrying about that, what do you guys think of just buying a stick and then replacing the blade with a plastic one once the wood blade breaks? I've been using a plastic blade for a decent length of time now and it works fairly well, it's hard to get a nice curve on it but it gets there over time. You basically go out and by the lightest wood stick you can find (or more durable if you prefer) and just screw the plastic blade to the bottom, it's fairly sturdy. Have seen a lot of problems with sticks that are glued to the composite one piece which also tends to be more expensive and the blade is gonna break unlike the plastic one.

AIREAYE 05-03-2011 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueland89 (Post 32846852)
This actually what I was thinkin about doing, just didn't know if it would be worth it.

Dont you just inject a blade with glue, then to replace it run a hair dryer over it tine it loosens up

Personally, I'd recommend saving the money and grabbing a cheap shaft, that way, it can balance the heavier ABS blade.

All replacements have sufficient glue for insertion into the shaft, no need for anymore. I'd use a heat gun ($10-20) as the above poster mentioned because it's faster than a hair dryer...safer too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by QuietCompany (Post 32853528)
Instead of worrying about that, what do you guys think of just buying a stick and then replacing the blade with a plastic one once the wood blade breaks? I've been using a plastic blade for a decent length of time now and it works fairly well, it's hard to get a nice curve on it but it gets there over time. You basically go out and by the lightest wood stick you can find (or more durable if you prefer) and just screw the plastic blade to the bottom, it's fairly sturdy. Have seen a lot of problems with sticks that are glued to the composite one piece which also tends to be more expensive and the blade is gonna break unlike the plastic one.

The plastic blades torque way too much for any kind of inline play, save those for gym class.


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