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03-22-2009, 04:01 PM
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Warrior Sticks

I recently broke by Vector, and I want to go back to using Warriors. My best shot is my wrist shot, but I also have a good low slap shot. I think I want to either get the Kovalev/Robitaille or the Draper curve. Which one should I go with? Also, which stick and grip. How good is the nipple grip as compared to the clear? I'm thinking the Dolomite with nipple grip, but I'm considering the Mac Daddy and Kronik with and without nipple grip. If anyone has used these sticks, please tell me if they were any good.

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i think with the shots you take, the dolomite is the stick you probably want. its tapered so you should be able to get those shots off quick. as far as the blade, what pattern was your vector? i like the draper pattern, but thats my prefernce. i cant really tell you which you would like. i have a dolomite clear, again its prefernce whether with the grip too

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I used to have a Dolmite, and my Vector was a Thornton, which is fairly similar to a Draper. I guess it really comes down to what feels right for you.

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03-22-2009, 05:37 PM
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I had a mac daddy without the gip and it was terrible for me. It felt rediculously slippery, I don't use grip sticks normally but it just felt really off. As far as the rest of the stick goes it was wicked light and nicely balanced with a low kickpoint, but another weird thing was the blade was super thin and felt fragile like it was flexing and twisting with my shots.

So I'd recomend grip whatever you decide. And I have heard nothing but good about the dolemite especially for being a cheaper more price point stick.

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03-26-2009, 04:23 AM
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If you like broken sticks and empty wallets, Warrior is definetly your brand.

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If you like broken sticks and empty wallets, Warrior is definetly your brand.
Having used multiple Warrior sticks and Dolo2 blades, I would strongly disagree.

The Warriors I've owned and used are tanks. The only one I've ever broken was a Dolo2 blade, and that was three weeks after slamming across a squared metal corner support.

To the OP - If you want a good Warrior go with the Dolomite. The Mac Daddy is a nice stick but it's a True-1 stick. If you break the blade you can't replace it.

The Draper is more open then the Thornton. I've used both. The Robitaille is closer to the Thornton. Grip and all that is personal preference.

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Warrior sticks have been tanks for me too, love the dolo.

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yea me warriors, ak27 and dolomite, have been great

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If you like broken sticks and empty wallets, Warrior is definetly your brand.
false.

I really like the Vanek curve.

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If you like broken sticks and empty wallets, Warrior is definetly your brand.
True...A guy I play men's league with has broken 6 this year...and he rarely broke Easton's in the past...

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I use to have a Sakic curve(which like many have noted that it is like a Draper curve) but I recently switched to the Kovalchuk for my Dolomite. I don't have any problems making saucer or backhanded passes/shots off.

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I have horrible luck with warrior/inno, they are good sticks but I manage to break them very quickly whenever I buy one.

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Have Smyth & Kovalchuk Warriors and they are very durable. I went through Eastons like crazy. Have heard the same thing in the locker room that guys think the Warriors break too easy, it must depend on your style of play cause it seems pretty random.

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I've just bought my Warrior Dolomite. I was going to pick up an AK27, but by the time my LHS gets the flex I want, and I buy a blade, it's going to cost the same anyways, so I got the Dolomite knowing that when it breaks, I'll use it as a shaft.

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Have Smyth & Kovalchuk Warriors and they are very durable. I went through Eastons like crazy. Have heard the same thing in the locker room that guys think the Warriors break too easy, it must depend on your style of play cause it seems pretty random.
Well you know I'm almost as big of an a-hole as you when I play.

I had a Warrior shaft blow up on me in two places in the second game I used it. I had bad luck with Innos though also for some reason but not with Easton (knock on wood).

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If you have luck with your stick lasting long thats awesome because they are fantastic sticks.

I personally have seen A LOT more Warrior sticks explode and hear about their shady longevity more then any other brand.

But if you can make them last then grab one (or get a R10 and see what a real stick can do)


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Yeah I bought a Dolomite last year. I normally buy $100 sticks, but decided I would try a Warrior cause they seemed a lot tougher. It lasted 5 or so games. Broke the shaft when I lifted a guys stick. I was not very impressed. I stick to Sher-Wood's now. They are the best bang for buck IMO.

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Didn't want to make a new thread...

Has anybody tried the 09 AK27 shaft? It has a brand new paint job, but I'm not sure if Warrior made any technical changes, if at all. Here's a link.

http://www.thehockeyshop.com/Merchan...de=S_Shafts_SR

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Well you know I'm almost as big of an a-hole as you when I play.

I had a Warrior shaft blow up on me in two places in the second game I used it. I had bad luck with Innos though also for some reason but not with Easton (knock on wood).
Only thing I can say is I don't have a slap shot and rarely use my 1 timer. The guys who said Warriors suck are gold level ice players with huge slap shots. They seem to prefer Easton. But, I've broken a Stealth passing the puck and would routinely break SL's at the heel on wrist shots. So far the Warrior sticks haven't even shown much cosmetic damage much less the usual wear and tear. The only thing that's pissing me off is these fing stick companies keep blowing out my patterns (Gaborik & Smyth). I got the Dolomite Spyne Kovalchuk and it's holding up OK, not as well as the Smyth MacDaddy but that's heavier and grip.

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Whats gold level ice players? I have seen a hell of a lot explode after loading a wrister.

Once again if you can make them last, go for it. Great sticks.

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if i was playing hockey in a pickup league i couldnt justify winding up and taking a full on slapshot with a 200$ stick, i just couldnt justify it. you cant really feel any difference between a 80$ 1 piece and a 200$ 1 piece and trust me i've tried them ALL. you people are being hosed.

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Whats gold level ice players? I have seen a hell of a lot explode after loading a wrister.

Once again if you can make them last, go for it. Great sticks.
The guys who I've heard say the sticks suck are the really good players I've played with. On the other hand if you're in the beginner league you probably don't break too many sticks. So I don't think anybody can just lay down a blanket statement saying Warrior sticks suck. If you buy 2 and they break quickly try another brand. You could be using a stiffness that is too low. You could be tomahawk chopping guys. Too many variables. I broke Eastons pretty easily so I made the switch to Warrior and neither stick has broken. So, I'll stick with Warrior. Pretty simple idea.

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if i was playing hockey in a pickup league i couldnt justify winding up and taking a full on slapshot with a 200$ stick, i just couldnt justify it. you cant really feel any difference between a 80$ 1 piece and a 200$ 1 piece and trust me i've tried them ALL. you people are being hosed.
If you're holding back with one stick and not the other it's not a viable comparison.

I can feel the difference, but I don't buy the $200 sticks. A $200 stick is an $80 stick in two years. Anyway, my tapered setup is equal to a high end stick but I only about $90 for it.

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The weight seems like the biggest difference from a hi to lo end stick.

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Yeah I bought a Dolomite last year. I normally buy $100 sticks, but decided I would try a Warrior cause they seemed a lot tougher. It lasted 5 or so games. Broke the shaft when I lifted a guys stick. I was not very impressed. I stick to Sher-Wood's now. They are the best bang for buck IMO.
Did you send it back for your refund? If it breaks in the first 30 day they'll send you another for free--happened to me. They actually upgraded my broken Shogun stick to a Dolomite with an imperfect paint job on it. I was very happy.

Also TotalHockey had them online sale recently--clearing out certain models. I paid around $120 I think.

I currently use to Dolomite Warriors, both the the Smyth curve. I play D prefer a stick with a low lie. One is a 75 and the other is an 85--my shot (not great to start with) is MUCH better with the Warrior sticks. I grew up using the old Sherwood featherlite and now I'm totally hooked on the Warrior line.

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