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10-08-2007, 03:11 AM
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best non-tapered shaft?

I'm looking into getting a new shaft after using an Easton Octane for a while. I play outdoor so using a tapered shaft wouldn't work given the lack of tapered ABS blades. Can anyone give me their recommendations on the best non-tapered shaft?

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warrior ak-27
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easton z-bubble grip

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Warrior AK-27, Easton Ultra Lite, Bauer One90, and if you can find any TPS XN10's.

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I always recommend the ultra lite. I've had a few people buy one on my recommendation and none have complained. The one90 would also be a good buy but I believe the ultra lite will be the best bang-for-your-buck.

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I'm an Ultra Lite person...works nice with a wood blade.

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I'm looking into getting a new shaft after using an Easton Octane for a while. I play outdoor so using a tapered shaft wouldn't work given the lack of tapered ABS blades. Can anyone give me their recommendations on the best non-tapered shaft?
CCM started making a tapered ABS blade. Haven't used this blade yet, but the CCM V20/40s have held up pretty well outdoors:

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ccm-hock...ector5-sr.html

As for standard shafts, the Ultra Lite is probably the most popular bet as everybody else has been saying. I'd been wanting to try out an Warrior AK but really don't want to blow $115 on just a shaft.

The Bauer one90 shaft has a nice texture to it, slight grip but not too grippy but of course that's all personal preference. The one90 shaft also comes in a 77 flex senior which is perfect for a skinny guy like me.

Haven't had any experience with the various TPS shafts, but I hear from most that they're pretty underrated.

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I always recommend the ultra lite. I've had a few people buy one on my recommendation and none have complained. The one90 would also be a good buy but I believe the ultra lite will be the best bang-for-your-buck.
Everywhere I look the Ultra Lite and the One90 are the same price. Why would the Ultra Lite be a better value? Flex? Durability? Weight?

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I've never used a one90 but the ultralite is a tank. I hear great things about the one90 and AK-27 though.

Just don't pair any easton with a warrior blade.

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Everywhere I look the Ultra Lite and the One90 are the same price. Why would the Ultra Lite be a better value? Flex? Durability? Weight?
IW has the Ultra Lite for $75 which is $5 cheaper than most places.

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descp...ml?pcode=EULS6

HockeyMonkey has the Mission L-2 tapered shaft + 2 blades on clearance for $70. That's a pretty good value. You're probably spending $75+ on an UltraLite/one90 and then at least $15-20 on an ABS blade. Although they only have a couple of curve options left.

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Just don't pair any easton with a warrior blade.
Hrm, did you hear multiple bad stories about this? I've been wanting to try out the Warrior Smyth pattern.

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It's called the Easton blowout. Moreso with tapered blades but I've heard a few stories about standard blades too. The tenon on the warrior blades are too short for easton shafts and it shortens the lifetime of the shaft dramatically.

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my linemate uses the 90one shaft and he really like's it.

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Wasn't that only with Z-Bubbles? The short tenon of the Warrior blade and the flared end of the shaft had issues.

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any easton. I believe mack lost a couple z-bubbles because of it but z-bubbles aren't the most durable stick in the world either.

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any easton. I believe mack lost a couple z-bubbles because of it but z-bubbles aren't the most durable stick in the world either.
I don't believe Mack is on this board.

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I don't believe Mack is on this board.
Haven't seen any condescending posts recently

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I have both the Ultra Lite and the Z-Bubble and they're awesome shafts. Can't go wrong with the ultra lite... I use a Vapor X blade with it and it's still in amaznig condition after a year.

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mack is everywhere... dum dum dum.

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Z-Bubble and UltraLite are both real good shafts as said.

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A good friend of mine used a z-bubble for years until a friend of ours snapped it taking a slap shot, and ive been using a ultra lite that i bought used for $35 for a couple years now, both sticks are great,

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