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10-04-2009, 09:26 PM
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RBK 8k stick

any opinions on it??

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don't have the ops, but the shaft/blade combo is pretty good. real light and i like the grip. i've used the 7k ops (gen2 sickick) it suppose to be an upgrade over that, so depending on price, it's worth a try. oh one downfall for the 7k was that it didn't last too long, but i guess it all depends on the type of game/league you're in.

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IMO if your going to spend $190 for that stick maybe spend a little extra and go for the 10k or the one95. Thats just my opinion

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190 is the 8k o stick i believe 8.0.8 or whatever, the regular 8k is around 150. i guess it's not really worth it either for 150, since a one95 is just a bit more and is a better stick (atleast for me).

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Is this the one with all the holes in in it?

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yeah thats the one with the holes. few nhler started using those. heard good things about it, much better than the old 9k o stick. the only problem with those stick is if the blade brakes you can't cut it and put another blade in it.

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No, they are two different sticks.

Here is Reebok line-up (in terms of level of product)

10K
8.0.8
8K
6K
6.0.6
5K
3.0.3

The ones that are Ks are OPS, the ones that are X.0.X are sticks that have the ports, the number representing the number of ports in the stick.

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From what I understand, it's last years 7k rewrapped. I love my 7k. I only play rec, but it's lasted for six months so far and still has it's rigidity to it.

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Anyone use the 6k?

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From what I understand, it's last years 7k rewrapped. I love my 7k. I only play rec, but it's lasted for six months so far and still has it's rigidity to it.
No, not true.

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Below is what the rbk rep said about the 8k shaft compare to the 7k. not sure how much difference there are comparing shaft to the ops.


QUOTE (halfmoonyote @ Apr 21 2009, 02:55 PM)
QUOTE (Ollie Reebok @ Apr 21 2009, 10:08 AM)
However, the 8k shaft is a generation better than the 7k.


Ollie - with all due respect, what does this even mean?

I hear this and think marketing cliche. What is it about the 8k that makes it a 'generation better' than the 7k?


The 8k shaft is bladder molded while the 7k was compression molded. The difference is a more consistent and better feeling shaft. The 8k shaft is also made from high modulus carbon while the 7k was not. As a result, the 8k is lighter than the 7k.

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Yeah, my 8k two piece uncut is lighter than my 7k ops with about 3" cut.

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Ah, well learn something new. I have the 7k, and my buddy has the 8k. I wasn't able to notice much difference, and when it originally came out, I'd read it was basically the same thing.

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yeah the store near my house stopped carrying the curve i use witch forced me to purchase the 8k

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i have it and i love it. mine has a pretty good flex and curve. and in my hall-of-fame old stick is my 1k. wooden, i got it 5 years ago when i was 9

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IMO if your going to spend $190 for that stick maybe spend a little extra and go for the 10k or the one95. Thats just my opinion
I think lots of these sticks are so overpriced, too bad too because it would be nice to be able to try these out sometime.

For now I will stick with the 2 piece system which can also get expensive but not as much.

A guy I played with had a 10k and I tried it out one day on the ice even though it was shorter than what I am used to and I like how it felt but I thought it was too light. I mean so light that I would not like it because it was so light.

I think stick companies should be going for puck feel, durability and performance instead of focusing on "let's make it lighter lighter lighter".

I mean how frickin' light can a stick go from where they are now and still feel good to a guy using it? There must be a point where it gets too light? The RBK 10k I tried felt good and too light to me. The lightness kinda ruined the feel for me a bit.

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Got a 7k Sickick this weekend and its the greatest stick I've used to date. Wrist and slap shots go exactly where I want them, loads up easier and puts more pop on my shots than anything I've used, puck feel is pretty good, it's slightly heavy but balance is fine.

The 8k is supposed to be similar to the 7k with lighter materials and better performance...but it feels quite a bit stiffer. The 6k is also supposed to be similar to the 7k with maybe a bit heavier materials...I'd still like to try one out though.

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