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11-16-2006, 02:02 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tampa, FL
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Can someone suggest a few good composite OPSs and some good shaft/blade combos? I was looking at the Vapor V, so can you also tell me why it's that bad?
I'm partial to the Naslund curve, but something like a Sakic would work too. Are there other patterns that are like the Naslund curve out there?
The vapor V is really poor performance wise as well as durability. Don't waste your money, I bought one and just from shooting with it the darn thing started to crack up the shaft.
The Naslund is a Sakic clone so either will work for you.
One of the more popular shafts out there is the easton ultralite, which is pretty durable and performs nicely. If you can find a 2nd generation tps redlite I would HIGHLY recommend it; extremely durable, performs nicely.
The vapor V2 isn't that bad, it's much better than the vapor V. The VIII is also pretty decent, but not spectacular. You can find the Vapor XXX on closeout at some places for $110 or less, which is your best deal.
My advice is to look for closeouts and other sales on older high end sticks, you'll find great deals that way. In fact, at many places you can find a Mission L-2 with 2 blades for around $130.
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