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11-27-2007, 07:26 PM
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Synergy Gaborik ST Sticks??

So i just found out Easton is no longer making the Gaborik curve anymore which is terrible news since ive been using that curve for years and I dont want to change. Plus there is no curves anywhere near like his on the market.

Anyone know where I can buy some online? Hopefully buy the last few some store/site still have left that they haven't sold?

I've check some local stores around here and they all recently just ran out.

I'm on my final Gaborik stick... (and its a warranty replacement).


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11-27-2007, 07:27 PM
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Well with bauer I know you can custom make your curve so you could try and design something like it.

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Can't do custom curves through Bauer, you can select from a number of non-retail curves. But I don't think there are any "hooks." And with no more Coffey curve, it'll be tough to find something.

Christian Hockey (Harrow Sports) does custom wood blades though.

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i will ask my son to check around our area. i remember seeing a Gaborik curve recently when my son was drooling over the new selection of sticks at the beginning of the season. it's definitely a unique blade.

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http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-hksynergystsr.html

I know they've got some in the Stealths too as well as the STs I linked.

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The Smyth curve of warrior is the same curve just the face isn't open, I see Gaborik's all the time. I used to use it myself but other then the insane wrister it made a lot of things a bigger pain in the ass.

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I hear its pretty hard to saucer a pass with that curve. I try to keep my blades as flat as possible anyway.

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The Smyth curve of warrior is the same curve just the face isn't open, I see Gaborik's all the time. I used to use it myself but other then the insane wrister it made a lot of things a bigger pain in the ass.
I was going to suggest the Smyth as well. I think it's a bit more of a toe curve then a Gabby, but very close.

The CCM Thornton might be an option, or the TPS Afinogenov. Both of which are nasty mid curves. The Warrior Draper isn't as deep but has a nice open toe. Might be worth a look.

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The Smyth curve of warrior is the same curve just the face isn't open, I see Gaborik's all the time. I used to use it myself but other then the insane wrister it made a lot of things a bigger pain in the ass.
Surprising, I play defense. While I do use my wrist shot more then a slap shot, my best quality is stick handling. I deke anyone pretty much using that curve. We don't have practices in adult leagues and the last thing I want to do is learn with a different style.

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the smyth is a MUCH lower lie than the gaborik, so it would be an adjustment. if your willing to lower your lie i would also suggest the bergeron/amonte rbk pattern, or the aforementioned afinegenov. if you want to keep a similar lie i would say the closest may be the rbk datsyuk, or ccm thorton. the warrior draper is the same as the sakic.

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If you're a lefty the Gaborik stick is available on the internet, just google Gaborik LH. If you're a righty like me who got used to the Gaborik curve good luck. I just got 1 from a guy on Ebay in Michigan who had 5 of them. Other than that I haven't been able to find any. I have the Smyth Warrior and don't like it and I have the Bergeron RBK and like that a little better. Like somebody else said I'm a stick handler and a wrist shot guy so the Gaborik was perfect, dissapointed his curve won't be on the S-17's.

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Surprising, I play defense. While I do use my wrist shot more then a slap shot, my best quality is stick handling. I deke anyone pretty much using that curve. We don't have practices in adult leagues and the last thing I want to do is learn with a different style.
See i'm a stickhandler as well and I just didn't like it, loved the wrister it gave me, but my slapshot soared high and Idk if it was the lie the curve or the face but I just didn't feel comfortable, it's all preference. I love my Lindros though, its pretty much a generic curve but it's what i'm used to.

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Found 10 Gaborik, 100 Flex, Left handed sticks on Ebay..bought them for just under 1400 with shipping.... (saved about $400 if I were to buy them in the store near me)

I no longer have to worry about sticks for about 10 years (Total of 12 Gaborik sticks waiting to be used after my current one breaks)

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Found 10 Gaborik, 100 Flex, Left handed sticks on Ebay..bought them for just under 1400 with shipping.... (saved about $400 if I were to buy them in the store near me)

I no longer have to worry about sticks for about 10 years (Total of 12 Gaborik sticks waiting to be used after my current one breaks)

hahaha you're nutz ! But gratz on finding a stick/curve you love. That curve must lead to some wicked shots.

I'm currently having fun with my new pro stock Michalek / Hecht blades.

http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ekrightey4.jpg

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I find it interesting that the Smyth curve is somewhat similar to a Gaborik, I know pro stock differs from the retail, but on the ice Smyth curve is almost (if not) straight.

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Found 10 Gaborik, 100 Flex, Left handed sticks on Ebay..bought them for just under 1400 with shipping.... (saved about $400 if I were to buy them in the store near me)

I no longer have to worry about sticks for about 10 years (Total of 12 Gaborik sticks waiting to be used after my current one breaks)
Hahahah talk about buying bulk! congrats on getting the sticks, I know that if they were to stop making Lidstrom curves I would be in the same boat as you. Gotta stick with the curve you love!

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I find it interesting that the Smyth curve is somewhat similar to a Gaborik, I know pro stock differs from the retail, but on the ice Smyth curve is almost (if not) straight.
Same thing with Crosby. Sid's stick is basically straight.

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I am also hooked on the gaborik banana blade. I'm RH and I have not been able to find one or anything like it. I've look at Smyth's and they didn't look that close to me. I may just start buying wood blades and curving them myself.

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$1400 worth of sticks just for an adult league?

Your money.

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The difference between pro stock and retail is night and day. Ovechkin has a crazy toe curve but his retail is a heel curve.

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Found 10 Gaborik, 100 Flex, Left handed sticks on Ebay..bought them for just under 1400 with shipping.... (saved about $400 if I were to buy them in the store near me)

I no longer have to worry about sticks for about 10 years (Total of 12 Gaborik sticks waiting to be used after my current one breaks)
And if you run out of those, I have an LH 100 flex SL-Grip Gaborik that I've only gotten to use like five times sitting in the garage.....

I'm also saddened that Easton discontinued the Yzerman/Gaborik curve. I had been a Modano/Forsberg user for awhile but went back to the banana curve recently.

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Hy,

and i've you broke the 10 new sticks ( ), here are two companys which do a custom-stick for anybody:

http://www.busch-hockey.com/ and http://www.miasports.com/Customizer_inferno.html


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Hy,

and i've you broke the 10 new sticks ( ), here are two companys which do a custom-stick for anybody:

http://www.busch-hockey.com/ and http://www.miasports.com/Customizer_inferno.html


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Not sure what you said..but i'm still on my first Gaborik from before I bought the other sticks...they last me about 6-8 months (sometimes much sooner or longer though).

Im not looking for anymore sticks for a good 5 years at the least whicih i think is very good since i play 2-3 times a week.

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Are you going to be sad if Easton starts making his curve again?

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Not sure what you said..but i'm still on my first Gaborik from before I bought the other sticks...they last me about 6-8 months (sometimes much sooner or longer though).

Im not looking for anymore sticks for a good 5 years at the least whicih i think is very good since i play 2-3 times a week.
well, i've play most of my life with the titan-curve 30... i just make a square toe, but didn't change the curve... after the curve wasn't longer available, i've made some custom-sticks with my beloved curve... and if the time comes and your sticks are gone, that's maybe a alternative to change the curve...

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