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01-01-2010, 09:59 PM
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Shaft Question

How do you know if a shaft is tapered or not tapered?Same thing about the blades

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I have googled it and I can't find anything

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With tapered shafts, you can generally look and see as it slims down. And if you can't see, a measuring tape will tell you.

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what do you mean by that?

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Taper means that the shaft gets smaller towards where you insert the blade. It also lowers the shaft's kickpoint.
So basically if the top hole is larger than the bottom one, you've got a tapered shaft.

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A gradual decrease in thickness or width of an elongated object.

To become gradually narrower or thinner toward one end.

those should help you be able to visualize it more.

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I believe it should measure .5" x 1" if it's tapered...just take a tape measure and try both ends and if they're different, it's likely tapered.

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i haven't measured it but i looked at it and I can't tell by eye but I noticed that it does say "precision fit" on bottom of it pointing at where the blade inserts in

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If you posted the make and model, chances are someone here would be able tell you if it is or not.

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its a Easton 4800 V-Flex 100 Aluminum shaft

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its a Easton 4800 V-Flex 100 Aluminum shaft
It's not tapered. It's a standard shaft.

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alright, thanks, I guess now I know what I need to spend my money on

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its a Easton 4800 V-Flex 100 Aluminum shaft
Going oldschool eh? I've retired my aluminum shafts, they feel so heavy now that I am used to composites. They are still nice though .... I did not like mine until I stuffed some cotton balls into the shaft to deaden the vibrations and get rid of the *ping* sounds when receiving a pass.

It added a little weight but not much compared to the weight it already had.

Good luck with it, it will certainly last you a very very VERY long time.

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no, that's what I've been using and I was wondering if it was tapered but now that I know it's not and its old school, I got to get me a composite one, are all composites tapered?

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Nope, composite shafts come in standard and tapered.

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ok I think that all but one more question actually, I have run into a bit of a problem here, I found this shaft: http://www.purehockey.com/ecom/produ...45/#LargeImage

And I found it here too: http://www.hockeymonkey.com/bauer-ho...or-x20-sr.html

Now my problem is that Pure Hockey says its tapered and Hockey Monkey says its standard, but again Hockey Monkey says it has a low kick point, which tapered shaft have correct?But it also says it has a .620 blade system and isn't that what non-tapered sticks have?

So to put it all in a sentence, is that shaft tapered or not

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ok I think that all but one more question actually, I have run into a bit of a problem here, I found this shaft: http://www.purehockey.com/ecom/produ...45/#LargeImage

And I found it here too: http://www.hockeymonkey.com/bauer-ho...or-x20-sr.html

Now my problem is that Pure Hockey says its tapered and Hockey Monkey says its standard, but again Hockey Monkey says it has a low kick point, which tapered shaft have correct?But it also says it has a .620 blade system and isn't that what non-tapered sticks have?

So to put it all in a sentence, is that shaft tapered or not
Ummm they screwed up the listing ... probably just an oversight.

Yes it does say tapered but it isn't and says it isn't in the description.

Kooky.

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the way this whole topic came about was because my current blade feels loose inside my aluminum shaft and I thought that would be because of this tapered or non-tapered stuff but now that I've figured out that my blade and my shaft are both standard I would like to know if any of you know why my blade is loose.After a slap shot I notice that if I push down on the blade it pops it back into place by a centimeter and also if I were to pick up the stick and shake it I'm able to feel the blade shaking around like its loose.I looked at the blade and it looks like its in all the way but if I pull on it it pops out a centimeter and then I have to pop it back in.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Ohh by the way I have a RBK 5K blade

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the way this whole topic came about was because my current blade feels loose inside my aluminum shaft and I thought that would be because of this tapered or non-tapered stuff but now that I've figured out that my blade and my shaft are both standard I would like to know if any of you know why my blade is loose.After a slap shot I notice that if I push down on the blade it pops it back into place by a centimeter and also if I were to pick up the stick and shake it I'm able to feel the blade shaking around like its loose.I looked at the blade and it looks like its in all the way but if I pull on it it pops out a centimeter and then I have to pop it back in.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Ohh by the way I have a RBK 5K blade
This is common and very easy to fix. Remove the blade, put a strip of tape over the end you insert into the shaft, add some glue...some heat and put the blade back in. If you did it right, it should be a nice snug fit. If you did it wrong the tape comes off and you left with a glue covered mess.

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alright thanks

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