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12-03-2009, 03:00 AM
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Good stick for wristshots/snapshots?

Long story short:

After a less-than-stellar rec league game tonight, I am in need of a new hockey stick (For the record, I didn't whack my goalie in the mask... my blade got caught between two boards and cracked)


I'm ready to invest a solid $150 on a good hockey stick... I'm specifically looking for one that is good for snapshots.

What should I be looking for, as far as stick flex rating and kickpoint are concerned? Better yet, could you recommend a specific stick to me? My old stick was an Easton... 100 flex, Forsberg curve (left)


For the record I'm 6'2 190lb, and I'm thinking of going with an 85 flex this time around. The 100 flex was great when I switched between D and wing a lot, but now I'm a full time forward and I don't take a lot of slapshots. In fact, I most frequently wind up taking quick wrist shots while cutting in from the wing.

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two-piece one95 is in that price range, and its a pretty good stick from what I hear, esp for that kinda price.

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two-piece one95 is in that price range, and its a pretty good stick from what I hear, esp for that kinda price.
I support this. I say go two piece one95 shaft and a TPS blade.

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i definitelty like 2 piece setups more than one piece. i change my blades alot, just to change this up a bit sometimes.

i have a z-bubble 85 flex shaft with s15 blade. the zbubble shaft us basically the same thing as the s15 shaft. its nice because it fits standard blades but has a low kick point like a tapered system because of the focus flex technology. i have to be honest though, im not a huge fan of the s15 blade. the heel seems really thin and i prefer square toe. i use the sakic curve, but i also have a bauer samsanov curve that i really really like

my recommendation is either the s15 combo or one95 combo

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I was using an 85 with an Yzerman blade. I hated it when I first got it (partly because I made the transition from heel to mid), but it wore on me. Not sure if it's the best option, but that's what I've been using recently and I was getting some zap behind my snapshots.


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I'd probably go with an 8k in that price range. The puck feel of the One95 is great, but I didn't like it for wrist shots.

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If you can find a Vapor xxx then go for it. If not, then just get a Vapor xxxx - there only like $100 now.

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Long story short:

What should I be looking for, as far as stick flex rating and kickpoint are concerned? Better yet, could you recommend a specific stick to me? My old stick was an Easton... 100 flex, Forsberg curve (left)
In that price range I'd go with either a
100 flex Vapor XXXX with an Oggie enhanced flex grip
or
100 flex Easton Synergy ST with an Oggie enhanced flex grip

definitely the combination for snapshots in the price range you're looking at.

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