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What type of puck feel do you prefer, damp or more lively?

View Poll Results: Which type of puck feel do you prefer, damp or move alive?
I prefer dampened (think s17, mission fuel) 7 38.89%
I prefer a lively feeling (stealth cnt, one90 etc) 11 61.11%
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01-13-2010, 08:42 PM
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What type of puck feel do you prefer, damp or more lively?

A lot of players who come from wooden sticks have to use composites with more forgiving blades. By forgiving, I mean the puck has a softer feel on the blade and won't bounce much. However, some players prefer a more live puck feel, not pingy, but lively. Which do you prefer, lighter, softer/damp or stiffer/harder/lively?

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stiffer and harder

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stiffer and harder
oh my

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I used a One55 to start, it has a livelier feeling than my X40 so I had to adjust

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Lively is what I prefer, but I like damp as well.

I'm really not picky at all.

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wow. i guess i'm the minority here.

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wow. i guess i'm the minority here.
Well, it's priorities. A livelier blade will give you a much better shot, so people who like to shoot will wind up feeling a preference for that stick. And playing with a lively stick forces you to practice having soft hands, so once you're accustomed to it you don't need as soft a puck feel. And if you like the shot, you're going to deal with the feel, then get used to it, and then like it becuase it's what you're accustomed to.

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Just always preferred a bit of a damp blade. I got used to my One90, but still prefer my S17/S19 and wood blades.

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Well, it's priorities. A livelier blade will give you a much better shot, so people who like to shoot will wind up feeling a preference for that stick. And playing with a lively stick forces you to practice having soft hands, so once you're accustomed to it you don't need as soft a puck feel. And if you like the shot, you're going to deal with the feel, then get used to it, and then like it becuase it's what you're accustomed to.
The Easton stick line had damp feel and shot great, but the blades didn't last. Is it an inherent limitation? Maybe so...

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Lively for sure without a doubt.

I think wood blades felt damper because the blades were not as stiff because it was wood. This may be why I preferred the Montreal ABS type blades because they were extremely stiff and ripped great shots.

I am beyond happy with composites after being a 35 year wood user.

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I thought that Mission Fuel and one95 has almost the same exact blade.

I prefer wood blades, so I guess I'm in the damp column. I experimented with composites for a few months, but I can't get used to them. Maybe if I played multiple times a week I would become accustomed, but it isn't happening.

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I guess...lively? I like being able to feel where exactly on my blade the puck is, and I did fine with really stiff blades like Dolomites and the Vapor XXV.

But the One95 had completely unmatched ability to catch passes...amazing.

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Bump. I want more votes on this.

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Bump. I want more votes on this.
I don't know how it happened but I was allowed to vote twice ... maybe because I dumped my temp files or something.

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I thought that Mission Fuel and one95 has almost the same exact blade.

I prefer wood blades, so I guess I'm in the damp column. I experimented with composites for a few months, but I can't get used to them. Maybe if I played multiple times a week I would become accustomed, but it isn't happening.
I went to a composite two years ago, and I never felt quite comfortable with it. I could do everything about the same as with my wood stick, but taking a pass and putting spin on the puck was a problem.

I got used to it after a few games, but everytime I picked up a wooden stick to mess around, I realized how much better I was with wood... for instance, I could snap a saucer pass 10/10 times without even trying with wood... with my composite it was like 5/10...

I recently got that Bladetape stuff and it is like night and day. It literally makes my composite feel like wood when I am handling the puck... now I get the best of both worlds...the lightness of a composite, with the feel of a wood stick.

Try it out and see if it works for you... it is about $12 where I live.


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I went to a composite two years ago, and I never felt quit comfortable with it. I could do everything about the same as with my wood stick, but taking a pass and putting spin on the puck was a problem.

I got used to it after a few games, but everytime I picked up a wooden stick to mess around, I realized how much better I was with wood... for instance, I could snap a saucer pass 10/10 times without even trying with wood... with my composite it was like 5/10...

I recently got that Bladetape stuff and it is like night and day. It literally makes my composite feel like wood when I am handling the puck... now I get the best of both worlds...the lightness of a composite, with the feel of a wood stick.

Try it out and see if it works for you... it is about $12 where I live.
What are you referring to specifically??

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What are you referring to specifically??
You never heard of bladetape?

http://bladetape.com/products-bladetape

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