One and two piece stick comparison?
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02-05-2012, 01:28 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
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I am interested in hearing some thoughts on the two. I never owned a two piece stick. Thank you.
Basically it's about energy transfer and feel.
Two piece sticks are said to have less "feel" than a OPS, and OPS's transfer more energy, quicker. This is due to the fact that the OPS is a single, solid material rather than two pieces stuck together with glue (obviously). The overlapping of the shaft and blade on a two piece dampen the feel and slow/reduce energy transfer, and also can cause vibrations when stick-handling or shooting, ect. OPS's allow for quicker, harder shots because they have a lower (closer to the blade) kick point.
In my experience (15+ years) there is a notable difference. I get most my sticks for free, but looking at prices for shafts and blades, it really doesn't seem worth it to go that route.
OT: If you're looking for a (relatively) cheaper stick, I would definitely suggest the Sher-wood T90; It's a bit heavy, but has good feel and is very durable.
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