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10-02-2007, 02:20 AM
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Rbk 9k

Has anyone seen the RBK 9K stick yet?


Are the holes suppose to make it aerodynamic or something?
Wouldn't it be more prone to snapping in half?

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it's more prone to mad profits since when it breaks you cannot cut it off and snap a new blade in it.

marketing crap imo, but then again I've never shot an RBK stick so I cannot judge.

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Are the holes suppose to make it aerodynamic or something?
Wouldn't it be more prone to snapping in half?
They bill it as being more aerodynamic. As for the holes, you have to picture that the shaft is also being reinforced along the cross sections. A normal composite hockey stick is hollow. So it's supposed to be structurally stronger in that regard. Also the holes only go up halfway up the stick.

Haven't shot with it, but when I picked it up it didn't feel very well balanced. Noticeably blade heavy which was the consensus among other guys who had picked it up and/or used it.

Can understand how people can look at that and think it's a gimmick (along with the $240 price tag).

Datsyuk, Colby Armstrong, and Scott Gomez were notables that used the stick last year. I know Gomez switched back to his TPS stick after using the RBK for ~10 games.

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good point about sticks being hollow anyway, for some reason that never even crossed my mind as obvious as it is.

But the fact that you cannot replace the blade if it breaks, $240 pricetag, and the general feeling that it is blade heavy....personally I'm staying away =P. But blade heavy is something that really bothers me.

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For $240, it better be able to put the puck in the net without me even thinking about.

Glad I didn't break it by accident when I was checking it out in the store.

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for 240

It should get up on its own, take a shower, drive to the rink (under the speed limit) get there, score a couple of hat tricks and assists then email me to let me know how it went

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I know enough weekend warriors that willingly shell out $200 for Easton Stealths for the last few years.

Obviously the 9K isn't for everybody, but there is a market for it.

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They're interesting, but not $240 interesting. I'll stick with my Synergy.

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I used one and hated it. Felt heavy and unbalanced.

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I'll stick with my warrior sticks, although it does look pretty cool.

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I used one and hated it. Felt heavy and unbalanced.
that's what throws me off of so many sticks man. Though I want to give Warrior and TPS a shot...I've been an Easton boy for a long time.

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agreed. I've never had an issue with Easton or NBH sticks.

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I'll stick with my warrior sticks, although it does look pretty cool.
hah, nothing beats the nipple grip.

or the warrior Johnson.



the holes make the thing look stupid imo...

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For $240 im sticking with my 7k sickick. I love that thing.

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hah, nothing beats the nipple grip.

or the warrior Johnson.



the holes make the thing look stupid imo...
I personally prefer the smooth feel instead of the grip texture.

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Ive used reebok before, but not this particular stick.


I'll stick with my Nike Bauer

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10-14-2007, 10:28 PM
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i have been using the o for a few months now and i love and have no problems with them breaking
when i started using the sick kick 7k i love it because of how the puck jjumped off my stick on shots and the i tried the 9k and it 5x better
i approve and would recommend this stick to anybody

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I'm sticking with my Mission L-2, thank you. Wonderful shaft blade combo that not enough people use, though there are more NHL players using Mission sticks now than before.

And I love how the previous poster is able to quantify the 9k as exactly 5x better than the Sickick 7k.

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I believe Crosby is on board for this stick. Tried this and the Stealth and like the Stealth better.Both Retail for around 350 in Canada.

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I picked up a Reebok 9K a few weeks ago and I really liked the feel of the stick. It wasn't impressively light but it still beats most sticks. A really nice balance to it. I was just recovering from knee surgery so my stick was sitting in my living taped up and ready to go for the past two weeks and I was dying to try it out. Finally last night I decided to take a shift and test the stick and my knee for that matter. Well I got 3 shots off in warm up and it has a quick release which Reebok wasn't lying about which I noticed instantly. It also felt more accurate. It all seamed pretty good till I stepped on the ice for an actual shift and went to the net and just tapped a fairly hard pass at the net. I got back to the bench and checked the stick and sure enough there was a large crack a bit above the heel and inside the crack was a peice of the frigging puck! It was like stuck inside the stick with atleast 2cm of puck sticking out of it. So all in all for a 219$ stick I expected alot more use than a 45 second shift and 3 shots in warm-up. Maybe it was defective but ether way I question the 9k's durability now.

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I picked up a Reebok 9K a few weeks ago and I really liked the feel of the stick. It wasn't impressively light but it still beats most sticks. A really nice balance to it. I was just recovering from knee surgery so my stick was sitting in my living taped up and ready to go for the past two weeks and I was dying to try it out. Finally last night I decided to take a shift and test the stick and my knee for that matter. Well I got 3 shots off in warm up and it has a quick release which Reebok wasn't lying about which I noticed instantly. It also felt more accurate. It all seamed pretty good till I stepped on the ice for an actual shift and went to the net and just tapped a fairly hard pass at the net. I got back to the bench and checked the stick and sure enough there was a large crack a bit above the heel and inside the crack was a peice of the frigging puck! It was like stuck inside the stick with atleast 2cm of puck sticking out of it. So all in all for a 219$ stick I expected alot more use than a 45 second shift and 3 shots in warm-up. Maybe it was defective but ether way I question the 9k's durability now.
Shop in my area is blowing them out for $100 US.

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you can get them at Pro Hockey Life in Ottawa. They have a sale right now, buy one get one free. For $219.99.

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