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06-07-2008, 04:39 PM
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Blade-Shaft Combo For Outdoor Inline

Does anybody have any suggestions on any blade-shaft combos for outdoor inline hockey? I'm currently using an Easton E-flex (equivalent of the Octane) with an Easton Hybrid blade. My budget is around 100 bucks for both the blade and the shaft. Thanks.

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Does anybody have any suggestions on any blade-shaft combos for outdoor inline hockey? I'm currently using an Easton E-flex (equivalent of the Octane) with an Easton Hybrid blade. My budget is around 100 bucks for both the blade and the shaft. Thanks.
You can get some Easton shafts for like $40. When I used to play, I used to use a hybrid blade where it was mostly wood with a bit of plastic built into the bottom of the blade, it worked well because the asphault/concrete didn't wear away at the blade too quickly.

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For outdoor stuff, any old shaft will probably do.
For a blade, find an ABS blade -- they'll last long as they don't split like wood blades do, they wear down evenly.

Something like an RBK 1K, Koho Crossover. Anything with ABS.


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Tps Crossfire blades are great also. I use the same one for street and ice.

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I know hockeymonkey.com has a Easton Combo of Shaft and Blade that will be available later this week for around $70.

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Don't go too overboard on the shaft. $40 will do the same as $100 for an outdoor inline. Just find something you like the weight and feel of. ABS blade is crucial. Those wood/plastic hybrids that were mentioned are OK but as soon as you wear through the little plastic bit you are going to start to split. The ABS blades never split so you can use them down to a toothpick... If you really want!

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Sounds like you already have a shaft. ID recommend spending the money on a composite blade since they last MUCH longer. I originally was using a Nike-Bauer XXX with a wood nike-bauer blade, and had to change my blades every few weeks. I just got a nike-bauer composite blade and use that outdoors. It's holding up pretty well.

Heres a link: http://www.hockeygiant.com/nbhvprxvibldsr.html They only have a lefty but it's $39.99 or you can spend $20 more and get a vapor xxx or vapor xxxx.

Either one of those should last ya.

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Comp blades on abrasive concrete surfaces makes Baby Jesus cry.

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I wouldn't waste money on an expensive blade for roller. Even if you go with ABS, you're going to go through them fairly quickly. Hockey Giant has a great Koho blade for just $14.99 right now:

http://hockeygiant.com/kohblad2100sr.html

I've used this model before, and I really like it.

As for shafts, I love my Mission Z-2 mostly because it's extremely light. You can find it for $59.99 with two blades, but it's a tapered shaft, so replacements are often hard to find for a decent price.

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I play outdoor inline hockey only and I've used the same blade for the last 13 years....

Koho 2100 Ultimate

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descpage-K2100SB.html



Can be found from anywhere between $15.99-$17.99

As far as a shaft... I have two Easton Ultralite Grips which are now discontinued.... Bought my 2nd one on Ebay just 2 months ago....

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ABS blades have the best durability outdoors as others have said. My friend had a CCM 110 blade that lasted a good 3 years although she hasn't had as much luck with the CCM 120 blade.

HockeyMonkey has started clearing out their older Easton stuff, as they have the 2006 OPS for sale. So perhaps the sale on shaft+blade that another user alluded to will be forthcoming.

HM has the Easton Ultra Lite for $65 (wolfgaze, they have the UltraLite Grip for $80 off the top of my head). They also have a handful of blades for $15-35 depending on what your preference is. They also have/had some pro stock Warrior/Mission shafts for $60.

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Reebok 3K blade, the best blade for outdoor hockey on the market. It can work on indoor roller, and ice as well.

Shafts... hmm... Mission Ion did me a great job, I used that on everything. Outdoor roller, indoor roller, and ice.

You're probably looking around $100-$110 right there, but it's well worth it. The shaft is durable as hell, and the blade lasts so long.

By the way, are you playing on a smooth concrete surface with that apoxy paint? Or are you playing on rough blacktop?

If you're playing on rough black top, that Koho Ultimate blade or the Reebok 1K. Both are cheap, $15.99-$17.99, but last longer than almost any blade out there on concrete.

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I play outdoor inline hockey only and I've used the same blade for the last 13 years....

Koho 2100 Ultimate

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descpage-K2100SB.html



Can be found from anywhere between $15.99-$17.99

As far as a shaft... I have two Easton Ultralite Grips which are now discontinued.... Bought my 2nd one on Ebay just 2 months ago....
I used to use a wood stick with either a similar blade or the same one, but I remember it was from Koho. I haven't played street hockey in 4 years now, but it handled really well on street.

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Blacktop. Yeah, the only thing is with those 2 blades, there are no curve patterns to choose.

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