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05-11-2008, 09:27 PM
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Warrior Dolomite 2008

Is this a shooter's stick or a playmaker's stick? I pass a lot so I need a stick that is good for making amazing passes. If it is a playmaker's stick what curve is best for passing? And what other sticks are good for passing?

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05-12-2008, 12:06 AM
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The player makes the stick. The stick doesn't make the player.
I'd worry more about practicing than the 2008 Dolomite, which is the same as the 2007 Dolo....and the 2006.

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It is all personal preferance.

But if you want some details on the stick,

I have one and love it. It is light as hell and feels as balanced as any stick I've ever had. The blade is stiff yet light. Its got a great release.

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It is all personal preferance.

But if you want some details on the stick,

I have one and love it. It is light as hell and feels as balanced as any stick I've ever had. The blade is stiff yet light. Its got a great release.
"So is a stiff blade good for passing? Is a balanced stick good for passing?"

-- A stiff blade and a balanced stick is what any hockey player wants. Regardless of whether they think they're a passer or shooter.

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Is this a shooter's stick or a playmaker's stick? I pass a lot so I need a stick that is good for making amazing passes. If it is a playmaker's stick what curve is best for passing? And what other sticks are good for passing?

Please help me out!
With this line of thinking. I won't be able to pass for crap with a Bauer One90, and my shot will stink with a Bauer Vapor xxxx.

Passing and shooting are not the stick, it's the hands holding the stick. The same goes for shooting. Blade patterns however can and will affect certain areas of your game, but that the same no matter what stick you use.

The Dolo's a decent stick. If you are looking for a decent performing stick with good durability it's a solid choice.

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Its a good stick prolly not worth the value I paid for it $219. Im a pass first player and the Sakic curve is usually pretty good for that or for the Dolo the Draper curve which is the same as Sakics.

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I know the player controls the stick not the stick controls the player, but is the passing good with it? Does it have a good feel? ect...

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the dolomite blade has the best feel of any non wood blade I have ever used.

Pro stock dolomite shafts go for $60 and you can get two pro stock blades for $70ish total, 40 each I believe. All from hockey monkey.

I use the Milan Michalek pro stocks. It's basically a Sakic only it's less rounded, as it starts the curve it almost wedges, then evens out. Essentially the same thing, maybe elevates it even easier. You kind of grow used to that with a Sakic though.

I have a whip flex at 70 and one at 95. The 70 will flex when recieving pases occasionally and as a result I can lose control pretty easy on occasion. But its really just something you need to adjust with.

Stick with what you're comfortable with and work from there. But Warrior has done a smart thing not touching much of the Innovative stick. This things great all around. And kind of a tank at that.

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I know the player controls the stick not the stick controls the player
Great. I'm glad you understand.

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...but is the passing good with it? Does it have a good feel? ect...
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Okay. Maybe not.

It passes and shoots just fine. If you're that serious about sticks with good feel, you should rock a Sherwood 5030.
If someone's reading this and isn't totally set in their preferences yet, I'd recommend holding out and using a wood stick for as long as you can. Like learning guitar with a classical guitar, it's not as easy to develop bad habits with a wood stick -- so when you finally feel you've gotten all you can out of wood, a composite will benefit you that much more.*

*Disclaimer: Assuming you use sticks with the appropriate lie and flex for your play -- which are both really more important than whatever retail blade curve most people obsess over.

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Yeah sticks are more of a preference thing, just make sure your comfortable with the curve and then make sure the flex is half your body weight, but I used to have a Warrior and it wasn't great for passing because of the curve...I now have a Mission hex-1 with an Easton Sakic blade(cause i broke the original blade, :/...but this blade has worked out for better passing for me for some reason, you really just have to feel the stick out and know what you want your curve to look like...

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The 2008 Dolomite is a stick that performs very efficient and painful slashes compared to the older modles.

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The 2008 Dolomite is a stick that performs very efficient and painful slashes compared to the older modles.
Rather than passing or shooting, Warrior decided to look outside the box and focus primarily on this other, underrated skill. Finally the stick for me!

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