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03-12-2009, 11:19 PM
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Quite a few sticks these days are true one pieces. The s17 is, the CCM U+, the Bauer one 95, and the RBK 10K is almost a true one piece. The Warrior Kronik is one as well.
Very few top end OPS these days are a traditional bonded shaft and blade. Not quite a true one piece, but better then a retail shaft and a retail blade bonded with epoxy instead of hot glue like they did in the past.
And I don't think they paid the NHL's fee, so they can't be used in the NHL unless they're repainted as a stick from an approved company.
A true one piece would be a stick that is compression molded in one shot. The old Busch sticks were. The difference is that the newer sticks (S17, Kronik, U+) have hollow hosels (no tenons) and shafts, and are fused and wrapped. The rest of them are fused.
As far as the NHL fee is concerned, the stick would have to be approved before they are able to pay the licensing fee.
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