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07-08-2008, 10:59 AM
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Good Composite Sticks???

I play in an adult league twice a week and in the last 8 months, I have broken 4 composite sticks, including 2 Ballistiks Caliber 45. I've tried cheaper sticks, not so cheap sticks, but I can't seem to make a stick last more than 2-3 months. All of them break at the base of the shaft, just before the blade starts. It's always on a face off, or when hacking the puck away from the oposing player.

This is starting to cost me a fortune. Does anyone have any recommendation, such as a brand of composite sticks that are sturdier, or where I can find cheaper sticks. Going back to wood is not an option. What about a composite shaft? Are they stronger?

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Cheap sticks are well, cheap. They are cheaply made with cheaper materials.

That said, get yourself a nice tapered shaft/blade combo. Same performance with the ability to swap out the blade.

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I wish I knew. I am a chronic stick breaker myself and I lucked into a CCM Vector a year and a half ago that lasted me that long but go to find it again and they don't make it any more.

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Sherwood makes strong composite sticks that perform to par with other brands.

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That's funny, my friend on the team has broken a ton of sticks, and the only one that's lasted is his Vector. I can't find it anywhere, so that explains it.

I'll look into a shaft/blade combo, depending on the price. Do you recommend a specific brand?

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I play in an adult league twice a week and in the last 8 months, I have broken 4 composite sticks, including 2 Ballistiks Caliber 45. I've tried cheaper sticks, not so cheap sticks, but I can't seem to make a stick last more than 2-3 months. All of them break at the base of the shaft, just before the blade starts. It's always on a face off, or when hacking the puck away from the oposing player.

This is starting to cost me a fortune. Does anyone have any recommendation, such as a brand of composite sticks that are sturdier, or where I can find cheaper sticks. Going back to wood is not an option. What about a composite shaft? Are they stronger?
You can turn all four of those into shafts.

http://hockey.inlinewarehouse.com/showthread.php?t=5265

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Dolomite...Simple as that

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The Dolomite seems to be the sturdiest shaft I've used. You can buy a two piece as it's the same as the stick sold in stores, then re-use the blade if the shaft breaks.

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The Easton Stealth CNT has lasted me 6 months so far I highly reccomend it, however the S17 is the weakest stick i've ever used..

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The Mission Fuel Ti Pro has titanium in the stick, it makes the stick weigh lighter while being way more strong, it is like 430g and performs excellent

They have a 60 day warranty for the stick and it is a good one

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Probably as important as the quality of the stick is the lie of the blade.
How do you play? Lots of hard stick checking and slashing? Slapshot often?

When you look at your blades after the game, is a lot of the tape worn on either the heel or the toe?

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Probably as important as the quality of the stick is the lie of the blade.
How do you play? Lots of hard stick checking and slashing? Slapshot often?

When you look at your blades after the game, is a lot of the tape worn on either the heel or the toe?
Quality of the lie? How can I tell?

I tend to stick check and slash alot. Everytime I break a stick, it's on a faceoff, a battle for the puck, or a defensive play.

What's the difference between a tapered shaft and a standard shaft?

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I think a composite shaft is the way to go.

Don't know about the Mission Fuel, seems a little pricey.

Is Dolomite that good?


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I think a composite shaft is the way to go.

Don't know about the Mission Fuel, seems a little pricey.

Is Dolominte that good?
The Dolomite probably offers the best blend of performance and durability. If you want to go shaft/blade. Get a Dolo2 shaft and blade. It's the exact same as the one piece version.

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The Dolomite probably offers the best blend of performance and durability. If you want to go shaft/blade. Get a Dolo2 shaft and blade. It's the exact same as the one piece version.
Thanks! I'll look into it.

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The Dolomites I've had seem durable but they lose their kick rather quickly. I wasn't impressed, big surprise that 10 year old technology isn't as good as the new stuff.

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I have to agree with those that have said to go with the Easton Stealth. I have a pro-stock CNT that I've been using between once and twice a week for the past 8 months now. The heal started to break down, my fault for slamming it on the ice and boards, but I got it patched up at the local shop and it's been fine ever since.

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