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ShawnTHW 05-17-2011 07:51 PM

Tapered ABS Blade
 
I'm looking for a tapered ABS blade because occasionally I play hockey outdoors and the stick I use needs a tapered blade. I prefer Bauer blades because they have the Backstrom curve that I want to use, but I don't know if Baueer makes any tapered blades.

AIREAYE 05-17-2011 07:59 PM

No such thing man :( plus you won't get a backstrom curve on any ABS blade, only the Zetterberg/P42 curves

Brodeur 05-17-2011 08:07 PM

Curve selection on ABS blades usually leaves a bit to be desired. CCM used to have a tapered ABS blades back in the day. Recently, each company seems to have added a tapered wood blade to its lineup.

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/bauer-ho...0-wood-sr.html (Backstrom/Naslund is P92)

Naturally wood doesn't hold up as well as ABS outdoors, but that's probably the closest you can get.

ponder 05-17-2011 08:24 PM

One possible option is to look out for Warrior Dolomite HD blades. They're composite blades, not ABS blades, but while most composite blades have foam cores (that rapidly break down on rough surfaces), the core on Warrior's HD blades are made of mix of epoxy and carbon fiber strands. Never used them myself, but apparently they work fairly well for road hockey as long as the surface isn't TOO rough, they apparently wear down evenly/smoothly/slowly without losing their structural integrity.

Not my photo, but the top blade shows how an HD blade wears after a tonne of uses, while the bottom blade shows how a normal foam core blade fails quickly after just a few uses:
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/1551/dscn1310o.jpg

However, Warrior no longer makes HD blades, so you might have trouble finding them in the proper curve/lie.

Thepandamancan 05-17-2011 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 33093723)
No such thing man :( plus you won't get a backstrom curve on any ABS blade, only the Zetterberg/P42 curves

They have the P92 on the One35 ABS blade, but it's not tapered. You could probably sand it down or something to fit but it'll most likely weaken the tenon.

ShawnTHW 05-17-2011 10:21 PM

Is it possible to just flip the stick around and use the opening on the other side? IIRC, I don't believe the top of the stick is tapered, or does that screw with things?

Thepandamancan 05-17-2011 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by PycckuuRocket10 (Post 33098978)
Is it possible to just flip the stick around and use the opening on the other side? IIRC, I don't believe the top of the stick is tapered, or does that screw with things?

You could but the flex would be at the top...which would basically negate the effects of using a tapered shaft?

AIREAYE 05-18-2011 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Thepandamancan (Post 33096937)
They have the P92 on the One35 ABS blade, but it's not tapered. You could probably sand it down or something to fit but it'll most likely weaken the tenon.

The One30 blade was never designed to be used outdoors and is not made of ABS. If you were referring to this:
http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/Bauer...age-B40AB.html

It's an SMU for IW and yes you're right about it.


Quote:

Originally Posted by PycckuuRocket10 (Post 33098978)
Is it possible to just flip the stick around and use the opening on the other side? IIRC, I don't believe the top of the stick is tapered, or does that screw with things?

The top of the shaft is usually able to fit standard blades, although for some models, you might have to do some tinkering.

Thepandamancan 05-18-2011 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 33101804)
The One30 blade was never designed to be used outdoors and is not made of ABS. If you were referring to this:
http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/Bauer...age-B40AB.html

It's an SMU for IW and yes you're right about it.

Whoops...yes, I meant the one30 that you linked. Good blade, although might not be as durable as they say it is.

Jimmy Carter 05-18-2011 04:21 AM

Yeah, as others have said, I don't believe there are any tapered ABS blades out there. There are substitute options such as a tapered wood blade, but if you really want an ABS blade, you could always buy a standard one and reshape the hosel to make your own tapered ABS blade. Would be a bit of a pain, but might be easier than buying multiple wood blades when they wear out on the rough surface.

elevation 05-20-2011 02:54 AM

http://www.frontierhockey.cz/ makes tapered ABS blades.

LarryO 05-20-2011 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by elevation (Post 33142785)
http://www.frontierhockey.cz/ makes tapered ABS blades.

I used Live Search to translate it and saw that they have blades for the elderly. I thought "Perfect for a 50-year old guy like myself", until I realized it was just a bad translation for senior blades. :laugh:

Hobgoblin Steve 05-20-2011 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by LarryO (Post 33144981)
I used Live Search to translate it and saw that they have blades for the elderly. I thought "Perfect for a 50-year old guy like myself", until I realized it was just a bad translation for senior blades. :laugh:

I want to order,...but how?

IDuck 05-20-2011 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LarryO (Post 33144981)
I used Live Search to translate it and saw that they have blades for the elderly. I thought "Perfect for a 50-year old guy like myself", until I realized it was just a bad translation for senior blades. :laugh:

thats soooo awesome...gotta love the translators...hope the CIA isnt using them

elevation 05-22-2011 05:23 AM

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I want to order,...but how?
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