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01-04-2010, 07:09 PM
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What stick should I get?

So, my stick just broke (Warrior Dolomite) and I need a new one. What is the best stick to get for a defenseman that mainly takes slapshots? No price range really. Would just love some suggestions and reasons why.

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From what I hear, the Bauer one95 is one of the best for slapshots/durability. Definitely not a heavy stick either.

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The One95 stick would be a great choice (especially if money was not an object) since it's fairly light, great for slap shots and more durable than some of the other sticks priced in the same range. I'm not saying that it's a tank, any stick that is that high end is not going to last too long if it's getting slashed a lot. I'm pretty sure that Douglas Murray appears to using a Bauer stick (I'm not sure if it's a One95 or possibly a X:60).

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From what I hear, the Bauer one95 is one of the best for slapshots/durability. Definitely not a heavy stick either.
That is one that I am looking at right now. I had the one90 and it was great. It gave me the best slapshot that I have ever had. Right now, it will the one that I am getting.

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It's pretty difficult to recommend a stick, or any gear for that matter, without knowing something about you... there a lot of great sticks out there, good luck with your search.

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Proper flex and blade lie have a greater impact on your shot than the model of stick being used.

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Proper flex and blade lie have a greater impact on your shot than the model of stick being used.
GOOD point. To find your ideal, max slapshot flex, find a stick you can get to flex about an inch while using about 80% of your body power. Btw, I'd also look into a CCM U+, very good weight and balance, plus really good slapshots at a good price.

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Proper flex and blade lie have a greater impact on your shot than the model of stick being used.
blade pattern as well.

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blade pattern as well.


True enough. I found a stick on sale this fall which is stiffer, lower lie, and a different pattern. Took it out for some shinny a week ago and found that my slap shot was a thousand times better and my wrist shot was complete and utter garbage.

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So I ended up getting the Easton S17 because the shop that I went to did not have the One95 for a righty. So, anyone have any experiences with it?

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So I ended up getting the Easton S17 because the shop that I went to did not have the One95 for a righty. So, anyone have any experiences with it?
Good on wristers, only ok for other shots. Not durable.

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Only took two days to break that one!

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I'd go with the Easton ST line. Very good stick, not that expensive (compared to other Easton models), light weight and very durable.

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GOOD point. To find your ideal, max slapshot flex, find a stick you can get to flex about an inch while using about 80% of your body power. Btw, I'd also look into a CCM U+, very good weight and balance, plus really good slapshots at a good price.
When I tee up a nice slapper with the U+, it feels almost as good as sex.

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I love my S17. Awesome stick.

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Only took two days to break that one!
good thing that i have a warranty then lol

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I love my S17. Awesome stick.
That's great! how is it for wristshots and slapshots?

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So, just played my first game last night with the S17. What a stick. I felt it in warmups. My wrist/snap shot is better but, my slapshot is the one that just boomed! I had a goal and an assist with it. Both one shots from the point (the assist was a deflection). Love this stick.

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So, my stick just broke (Warrior Dolomite) and I need a new one. What is the best stick to get for a defenseman that mainly takes slapshots? No price range really. Would just love some suggestions and reasons why.

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Did you like the Dolomite? Where did it break? If you broke the blade, you can try to salvage it as a tapered shaft.

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Did you like the Dolomite? Where did it break? If you broke the blade, you can try to salvage it as a tapered shaft.
I liked the Dolomite but, it was much better for wristshots than slappers. The S17 is much better for slapshots.

The stick broke at the blade.

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The stick broke at the blade.
You can convert that dolo into a two piece stick pretty easily

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I love my Easton SE16 (non grip) with a Getzlaf curve. For me is has been a tank; ie. taken several shots off the shaft with no issue other than the paint flaking off, and pin point accuracy with a slap shot.

I love the square toe and curve. Awesome for saucer passes and slapshots. Not so good in keeping the wristers down as well as anything to do with the backhand (but that is most likely me) side of the blade.

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