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Easton S17 Great Stick But Not Durable

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07-28-2008, 06:44 AM
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I got an Easton s17 100 flex about 1 month ago. I've used it about 12-15 times mostly playing inline on sport court surface with about 3 ice sessions mixed in. The stick is awesome. I notice a big increase in the way the puck explodes off of my stick.
However, It is already cracking at the bottom of the blade.
I've seen someone break one on a soft slash and also heard of one breaking on a slapper just a couple days after purchase.
Who owns this stick and how is it holding up...mine is on it's last leg and I barely had it for a month

LOL 12-15 games is a long time if your playing inline. I have a s17 shaft with a focus flex blade and it lasts me about a month.

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07-28-2008, 09:09 AM
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LOL 12-15 games is a long time if your playing inline. I have a s17 shaft with a focus flex blade and it lasts me about a month.
That's different then the OPS.

The S17 shaft is a repainted Ultra-Lite.

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07-28-2008, 09:25 AM
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Many of us arent strong enough to break one piece sticks the way the pros break them. Hacking and slashing will put a significant amount of wear on them, but I wouldnt expect to see one explode from a regular joe taking a shot.

I personally cant justify spending $100+ on a hockey stick thats going to break in less than a year. As it stands right now, I tear through sticks at a ridiculous pace...

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07-28-2008, 04:57 PM
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Any updates on the durability issues on these (if there is, in fact, a durability issue)?
Any "new releases" that seem to hold up better?
Unless you are buy a price point OPS or arent that hard on sticks theres always going to be durability problems among high ends sticks and it seems even more so with Easton. Theyve always had durability issues from day one. Its hit or miss with their top end sticks.

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07-28-2008, 06:21 PM
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Many of us arent strong enough to break one piece sticks the way the pros break them. Hacking and slashing will put a significant amount of wear on them, but I wouldnt expect to see one explode from a regular joe taking a shot.

I personally cant justify spending $100+ on a hockey stick thats going to break in less than a year. As it stands right now, I tear through sticks at a ridiculous pace...
I used to be in the same boat until I started going through a wood or carbon composite stick every month only playing twice a week. I figured 150 for a decent composite that will last 6 months is ultimately better then buying at least 4 40$ sticks in the same time frame

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I've been using the same S17 for about 3 months... I haven't even seen one scratch on the stick yet. Compared to my Synergy, this stick is way more durable.

Maybe I got a good one and got lucky or something.

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if you want a durable stick you should get a nike bauer stick they hardly ever break

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if you want a durable stick you should get a nike bauer stick they hardly ever break
Neither do Dolomites or TPS sticks.
The S17 is just the exception to the rule that most high-end sticks are durable.

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That's because Dolomite is an XX.

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Sometimes an Inno.

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Yep same thing.

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a kid on my team had the stick he was probably 5'5" 120lbs and he was using a Senior S17 and he broke 2 of them, they are too light.

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S17 Breaks Easily

Well I have used my S17 for about 8 games (2months) and the shaft snapped right below where the ellipse molds with the rectangle shaft. I loved how the stick felt/shot but it is not durable at all. Has anyone else experienced a break in the same spot? What a waste of $200

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That's because Dolomite is an XX.
Other way around. Early XX and XXX were Inno's which are now Warriors.

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if you want a durable stick you should get a nike bauer stick they hardly ever break
I've lost a lot of faith in nike bauer since i broke 3 vapor XXX lite's and a one90 last season
all in the same place (blade broke off)

I now have a warrior kronik seems to be holding up alright so far

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