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08-14-2007, 03:10 PM
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Cutting a Stick

Hi, I need to cut my one50 (composite stick) a few inches and this is the first time I am cutting a composite stick. Is cutting a composite stick is the same as cutting a wood stick? Do you just saw right were you want and dont do anything special right? I know this may seem like a dumb question but I don't have the money of a typical hockey player and I dont want to mess anything up. Thanks


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yea you cut it the same

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I know this may seem like a dumb question but I don't have the money of a typical hockey player and I dont want to mess anything up. Thanks
Does the typical hockey player have money to burn?


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yes a lot of hockey players here in tampa a very rich, i am middle class

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cut it the same but i think if you want it bigger after you cut it you can put the part that you cut off back in the hole but turn that part upside down

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one60 is a woodie still. You cut it the same, nothing special to it...just with composites you can add in a plug if you goof up, can't say so with a woodie.

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ya they have them in one-piece too

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A wood stick is one piece?

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o **** my bad, i have a one50 guys

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Yep, just take a hacksaw and cut it. I saw a guy at a pro shop use the skate sharpener to touch up the edge a little bit but I just cut it straight, never had a problem.

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Yea any saw works, then if the edges are too sharp for you, round them off a bit with some sandpaper.

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are composite sticks hollow?

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are composite sticks hollow?
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yes
then isnt there going to be a hole in the top of the stick then?

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take out the top piece b4 cutting and put it back in after

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take out the top piece b4 cutting and put it back in after
how the hail do you take it out

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how the hail do you take it out
the little plastic caps? you can pop them out with a screwdriver after you make your cut. if it's a plug you can pull them out after heating them.

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ok thanks ^ also does anyone have any suggestions on how to cut straight?

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ok thanks ^ also does anyone have any suggestions on how to cut straight?
If you don't know how to cut straight, take it to someone who does.

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I use a Dremel with an Emery wheel attachment to cut OPS and a mitre saw to cut wood. I put a piece of contrasting color hockey tape around it as a guide to make sure I cut flat. Then some sandpaper if the edge is ragged.

You can use a hacksaw and a vice grip, but I don't have a vice and it was a real pain to do it by hand.

Alternately most hockey stores will do it for a couple bucks.

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I have a one piece stick with some kind of mousse inside it. It's a Busch Icelab and a saw worked perfectly with me..

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Only thing I'd say is if you're using some kind of a saw, make sure your blade will work for plastics. Large teeth for wood will splinter and chop your stick to hell.

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I've seen this tool used. It's designed for cutting a fork on a bicycle. Works well. You put it in a normal vise and it ensures a straight cut. Not worth the money if you are just doing one stick though IMO.

http://www.parktool.com/products/det...49&item=SG%2D6

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Just a heads up, your stick will become stiffer after cutting.

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