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08-29-2007, 10:48 AM
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Changing blade on a onepiece

My kid got a onepiece lefthanded composite stick today from one of the players on the local team. But he's a righthanded shot and being just 8 (almost 9) he really wants to use it.

Is it possible to saw of the blade and put in a new blade or is the dimensions of the shaft and the blades you can buy wrong??? It's a TPS if it's any help not that I think it matters.

Thanks in advance.

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08-29-2007, 12:07 PM
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I've done what your asking about to a TPS. I was putting a wood blade in because I had broken the blade and wanted to keep the shaft. I did have to shave down the hose on the blade some to do it though. Hope this helps.

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Is it tapered at the bottom? Because if it is, then you need to put a replacement blade at the other end.

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I've done what your asking about to a TPS. I was putting a wood blade in because I had broken the blade and wanted to keep the shaft. I did have to shave down the hose on the blade some to do it though. Hope this helps.

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You could have used a tapered blade and not had to shave the hosel down.

Most one piece sticks are actually a shaft and blade fused together. There are exceptions of course (Warrior Mac Daddy, Bauer Vapor XXX-lite, Innovative True 1).

You can probably see the point where the blade attaches to the shaft under the paint. You can use a heat gun and try to pull the blade out, or you can cut it close to that point and remove the left over pieces inside. If you manage to do that (not uncommon) and buy a tapered blade. You will end up with pretty much the same stick you started with. You won't notice a difference in performance.

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i broke my M1 mission on the lower part of the stick i just trimmed it up with a saw and go a blade- it works find just make sure you get a blade that will fit without moving

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If it's a senior shaft, you'll want to be aware that it'll be an insanely stiff stick since you're probably cutting it down so much.

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My favorite sticks, even more so than a once piece is the shaft of a once piece plus a wood blade, best of both worlds. I almost look forward to my blade going on my one piece sticks. lol

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With the TPS I think you can just heat it and pull and the blade should come out.

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what do you think goes on with the flex of the stick??

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what do you think goes on with the flex of the stick??
I'm assuming he'll cut it shorter too for his kid which would make the stick stiffer.

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and i mind the local player is an adult, i had played with a stick to stiff and i could not shot with this stick!

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Yeah so basically Ill try and some everything up.
1) Find Where the blade parts stops and the actual shaft is. You should be able to do this just by tapping it and hearing whether its hollow.

2)Cut a bit below (about an inch aprox.) where you find where its hollow. Try and cut it as straight as possible, a hackswa is probaly your tool of choice.

3) Find out if it's tapered (FYI tapered is just where the shaft is skinnier at the bot) or not, you could post additional info and I'm sure someone could proably find out, or if you have any spare blades around the home you can eyeball them to see if they fit. You can also just take the stick into the store you go to to buy the replacement blade and they should be able to tell you. If you bought a wood blade you can also shave it down to fit the shaft.

4) Now once you have your fitting blade tapered or not you just heat your shaft and insert like a 2 peice.

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My kid got a onepiece lefthanded composite stick today from one of the players on the local team. But he's a righthanded shot and being just 8 (almost 9) he really wants to use it.

Is it possible to saw of the blade and put in a new blade or is the dimensions of the shaft and the blades you can buy wrong??? It's a TPS if it's any help not that I think it matters.

Thanks in advance.
It should be mentioned your kid would be better off with a stick suited to his age and level. At that age he's better off with a Jr. wood stick or a Jr. shaft and blade combo.

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Thanks for the response. Yes I know he should probably play with a junior stick but he has always played better with cut down senior sticks. I think he's a little to young and small yet to use the flex of the stick. I've promised him a brand new composite for next year if he performs up to the level he's capable of this winter. If so I'll try to find a stick that he can flex. Probably a little on the soft side so he really can learn to use the flex of the stick. Still he's got one of the top three shots on the team using a senior wood stick and being the youngest on the team.

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Thanks for the response. Yes I know he should probably play with a junior stick but he has always played better with cut down senior sticks. I think he's a little to young and small yet to use the flex of the stick. I've promised him a brand new composite for next year if he performs up to the level he's capable of this winter. If so I'll try to find a stick that he can flex. Probably a little on the soft side so he really can learn to use the flex of the stick. Still he's got one of the top three shots on the team using a senior wood stick and being the youngest on the team.
When the time comes maybe go with an intermediate stick. It will be stiffer then a Jr. with a smaller shaft diameter so it's easier for little hands to grip. Plus he can use it all the way up into high school.

Any luck getting the blade out?

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I'm no expert on removing blades but heating it didn't help. The stick is long enough so I'll be sawing it of.

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I'm no expert on removing blades but heating it didn't help. The stick is long enough so I'll be sawing it of.
If it's actually a SOLID one piece, heating won't do anything.

What are you using to heat it up? Hopefully a heat gun.

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