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Have any of you bought Reebok's new 9k stick?

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06-05-2008, 04:30 AM
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Have any of you bought Reebok's new 9k stick?

It looks wicked sweet. It's the one with the lightening holes in it. The shaft is supposed to be better balanced.

But I just can't see myself forking out $244 dollars for it.

http://hockeymonkey.com/rbk-hockey-s...-stick-sr.html

For a look.

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I know a guy who got 1 and broke it within a couple of games of use. Then he ordered another one and that one broke very quickly after too. Since they were shipped outside the US he couldn't get warrenty. Pretty much a gimmick.

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I know a guy who got 1 and broke it within a couple of games of use. Then he ordered another one and that one broke very quickly after too. Since they were shipped outside the US he couldn't get warrenty. Pretty much a gimmick.
I bought a Synergy and a Response before and broke them first use does that mean I shouldn't buy them?

Composite sticks aren't perfect. There is always that chance you'll end up with that one that breaks fast or that lasts forever. And the warranty problem must of been some complications with it because where I buy my sticks I'm guaranteed warranty no matter what.

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The O-tech stick?

I saw it 6 months before the released it (a good what, 16 months now), and my first thought was, it looks cool, probably decreased weight, but boy that's gonna break. The engineer I talked to (note, SALES ENGINEER) was bragging about how the Greeks used arches and such, and as an engineer myself, everything in my mind was yelling that this would suck. I'm glad I didn't get it, I've heard of people snapping them easily. I'm sure if you take wrist shots its fine, but slap shots will probably break it.

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The shaft is supposed to be better balanced.
Haven't used it, but checked it out awhile back. It felt noticeably blade heavy (which seems to the consensus feeling) like the $100 price point composite sticks. Here's a 32 page thread about it: http://www.modsquadhockey.com/forums...pic=26494&st=0 (Edit: Not much in terms of reviews until about page 28. Otherwise a lot of fanboy speculation.)

Like you said, the price tag is a bit heavy and the stick probably wouldn't make that much of a difference in the hands of a beer leaguer.

I'd be more willing to try out one of the Pro Stock RBK 7K sticks for $90 if they had a curve/flex in my liking: http://www.hockeymonkey.com/pro-stock-stick.html


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It's blade heavy. In other words, if you like a stick with most of its weight in the blade: Get it.
For those that don't like using sledgehammers to play hockey: Don't.

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took a few shots with one didn't like the way it felt at all, know 4 people that have used them and 3 of them hated it, so take what you want from that.

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I bought a Synergy and a Response before and broke them first use does that mean I shouldn't buy them?

Composite sticks aren't perfect. There is always that chance you'll end up with that one that breaks fast or that lasts forever. And the warranty problem must of been some complications with it because where I buy my sticks I'm guaranteed warranty no matter what.
If you bought two of the same stick and they both broke after using them for less than an hour each, would you buy a third? I sure as hell wouldn't.

Sure, compostite sticks aren't perfect and some are made better than others so when one breaks, the player wouldn't be that stupid to get another one as s/he could put it down to bad luck. The OP is talking about the O stick and I saw two break very quickly, which is enough to show me it isn't worth getting. I'm not forking out the cash for the 3rd experiment!

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When the sticks are brought or shipped out of the N.A. the warranty is void. I remember the same thing happening when the oldest guy on my previous team brought over a Synergy SL from Canada and it broke on the 1st received pass! He couldn't get another one. Before that, all the younger guys kept telling him to try out a composite and he said they were 'Micky Mouse' sticks. Then he gets one and 'snap'. He went right back to wood sticks afterwards.

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You can get them for under $200 if you look around. My guess is after the next price drop and it goes to around $150 you'll see more people use them.

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