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02-16-2008, 06:21 PM
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Recommend a stick?

I recently bought an Easton, Carbon fibre stick.

I took a few wrist shots with it, before taking a slapshot. When I did, the blade exploded off.

Now, this isn;t the first time. When I played league hockey, I had used these sticks before. I had broke 3 of them before, two at the shaft, in the middle of the stick, and the other near the blade.

Is it just the way I shoot, or is it the stick? 'Cause, I've broken a ton of sticks over my career.

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02-16-2008, 06:26 PM
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what flex?

i know i shoot off the heel and that ends up me eating away my heels sooner than most. but idk.

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02-16-2008, 07:17 PM
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Can you share the exact model of the stick? The fact is, a lot of low/mid-end composite sticks aren't as good as a high-quality wood stick. But a high-end composite one-piece really is better than any wood stick.

It could be the blade. Are you using the correct blade lie for you?

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02-16-2008, 07:51 PM
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The sticks i really like are the Hespler Nemesis, Nike Bauer ONE series and any NIKE BAUER stick!!!!!

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Easton E-flex, 80 flex.

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There's your problem. Use a 100 flex stick and they won't break so easily.

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02-17-2008, 04:12 PM
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There's your problem. Use a 100 flex stick and they won't break so easily.
Not entirely true. What snaps more easily? A stiff, uncooked spaghetti noodle or a whippy uncooked noodle?

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Easton E-flex, 80 flex.
How tall and how much do you weigh?

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Not entirely true. What snaps more easily? A stiff, uncooked spaghetti noodle or a whippy uncooked noodle?
That's a retarded analogy.

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That's a retarded analogy.
And your is a lot bett...,,oh, right.

Towers are built to sway in order to minimize the effects of quakes. It's the same principle I'm suggesting.

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02-18-2008, 12:51 PM
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Just use wood.

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Just use wood.
Can't, those shatter like glass.

I'm guessing I need something with strong flex, as I hit too far behind the puck.

Height, 5'11/6'0 (not sure) 170

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Can't, those shatter like glass.

I'm guessing I need something with strong flex, as I hit too far behind the puck.

Height, 5'11/6'0 (not sure) 170
Just cause you're big doesn't mean you have to use the stiffer flexes. If you want to stick with the 100 flexes, then may take look at the lie of the blades you're using.

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Can't, those shatter like glass.

I'm guessing I need something with strong flex, as I hit too far behind the puck.

Height, 5'11/6'0 (not sure) 170
Hate to say this. It's not the stick, it's the shooter.

When someone your size and weight is snapping shafts shooting. You're doing something wrong. Sounds like your stick is hitting the ice too far behind the puck, not allowing the lower end to snap forward. So in essence, you are putting the stick on the ice and flexing it until it breaks. Go back to cheap woodies and work on your shooting technique.

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Hate to say this. It's not the stick, it's the shooter.

When someone your size and weight is snapping shafts shooting. You're doing something wrong. Sounds like your stick is hitting the ice too far behind the puck, not allowing the lower end to snap forward. So in essence, you are putting the stick on the ice and flexing it until it breaks. Go back to cheap woodies and work on your shooting technique.
Exactly what I was going to say. I'm 5'9" 240 and I break 1 wood sticks in the shaft each year.

(yeah, I'm a bit overweight; i.e. fat)

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Hate to say this. It's not the stick, it's the shooter.

When someone your size and weight is snapping shafts shooting. You're doing something wrong. Sounds like your stick is hitting the ice too far behind the puck, not allowing the lower end to snap forward. So in essence, you are putting the stick on the ice and flexing it until it breaks. Go back to cheap woodies and work on your shooting technique.
So that wannabe-coach that teaches slapshots where you don't hit the ice is right?

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So that wannabe-coach that teaches slapshots where you don't hit the ice is right?
LOL. No that wanna be coach isn't right. I get plenty of whip in my shaft when I hit two inchs behind the puck. Anymore than that and I'd risk breaking my sticks like toothpicks.

(read above, I'm fat.)

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4 shots and broken sounds like manufacture defect to me or its a two peice so maybe the blade was put on bad, heated too much or something like that. As far as recomending a stick if you can find a good easton si-core that stick had good performance for me and it was bomb proof i used it at a high level for a long time. Also 170 lbs is a bit hefty for a 80 flex, im 150 and i use 100 but it's really more preference and that shouldn't make you snap sticks.

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Yeah, I've thought that I was hitting the stick too far back. It's always worked for me, the way I shoot and I've always had a pretty good slapshot. Maybe it's just a combination of everything and me hitting to far back.

But when I did this, this was my first, all out slapshot when the blade broke. I'm not sure if it was the correct blade, or not, as it come as is.

Tomorrow I'm taking my stick and a 30-day warranty and hope to use the money from it to get a better one.

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dont buy a vapour xxxx, ive broken 2 in a month and a half

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dont buy a vapour xxxx, ive broken 2 in a month and a half
Almost exactly what I was gonna say

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Almost exactly what I was gonna say
I bought a Vector, regular flex, Vwm.

30-day warranty on it too. haha

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dont buy a vapour xxxx, ive broken 2 in a month and a half
dont buy the easton s17 either. ive been hearing they are breaking like crazy too.

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The vector stick I bought withstood my slapshots, and more than one!

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The sticks i really like are the Hespler Nemesis, Nike Bauer ONE series and any NIKE BAUER stick!!!!!
Ugh no, the Nike Bauer One20 woods are terrible.

But I do like my One50 shaft, and it was very cheap.

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