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01-20-2010, 03:15 PM
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Where can I find older sticks?

A buddy of mine told me I should look into getting older top of the line sticks, that way they are cheaper. However, I have really been unable to find any. I use an intermediate stick and really like the Nike Bauer Vapor line, but can't find any of those any more. Thanks in advance!

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Most of the older ones are on sale now at a lot of the hockey equipment sites. I would assume they'll keep them on sale until they sell out of the stock. From what I understand, they don't retain stock more than a couple years because they sell all of it, and at that point you'd have to go used to find a particular stick no longer manufactured.

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I have a couple Vapor XXXX that are hardly used I'd sell you for good pricing. P92 curve, righty. They arent inter sticks though, they are 87 flex.

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Hockeymonkey and Hockeygiant have clearance sections and sales...

You can get Vapor XXV's dirt cheap still.

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You mention in the other thread that you're just starting playing hockey, so I'd say you don't need a top of the line stick yet. I'd recommend starting with a wood stick. Since you probably don't know what curve, lie, etc you want it's cheaper to try out different wood sticks first.

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You mention in the other thread that you're just starting playing hockey, so I'd say you don't need a top of the line stick yet. I'd recommend starting with a wood stick. Since you probably don't know what curve, lie, etc you want it's cheaper to try out different wood sticks first.
louisville is actually coming out with a 49.99 one piece, which is kind of heavy, but its not any heavier than a wood, actually its alot lighter which is a nice option if you are getting a cheaper stick

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I have the Nike Bauer Vapor XXII and just tonight ordered the XXV. I like the PM9 curve and seem to do well with the lie of the Vapor series.

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louisville is actually coming out with a 49.99 one piece, which is kind of heavy, but its not any heavier than a wood, actually its alot lighter which is a nice option if you are getting a cheaper stick
the X-Lite: http://www.prohockeylife.com/eng/pro...te_stick?61499

too bad it only comes in 90 flex

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Get older top of the line sticks on eBay, be patient and wait for something to turn up.

For example, I snagged 2 gently used Easton S17s for $120 Shipped to Canada.

That's right, $60 per S17.

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Hockeymonkey and Hockeygiant have clearance sections and sales...

You can get Vapor XXV's dirt cheap still.
yeah, too bad there are no senior sizes left though I would like to pick one of those up

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Not to hijack this thread, but I see a few intermediate XXVs left. Now Im just starting to get into hockey so Im working with woodies right now, but Im finding that most of the senior sticks seem too big for me. I'm 5'8'' about 145 lbs, 24 years old. Should I be looking at intermediate sticks?

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Not to hijack this thread, but I see a few intermediate XXVs left. Now Im just starting to get into hockey so Im working with woodies right now, but Im finding that most of the senior sticks seem too big for me. I'm 5'8'' about 145 lbs, 24 years old. Should I be looking at intermediate sticks?
I'm 5'7 and use an intermediate stick. I like the length of them much more than senior sticks. It all comes down to what feels best to you. You can hit up a nearby store and try stick handling with an intermediate stick and see what you think. If you like it, then order one! I really like the NM Vapor series so I ordered one and I might pick up another.

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Not to hijack this thread, but I see a few intermediate XXVs left. Now Im just starting to get into hockey so Im working with woodies right now, but Im finding that most of the senior sticks seem too big for me. I'm 5'8'' about 145 lbs, 24 years old. Should I be looking at intermediate sticks?
I'm a female, also 5'8", and I use a junior stick with an extension. It certainly can't hurt to give intermediates a try, the height should be pretty good for you so you don't have to cut much off, if you even have to cut it.

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On ebay, you can find some really old sticks, such as first gen synergys and more...

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louisville is actually coming out with a 49.99 one piece, which is kind of heavy, but its not any heavier than a wood, actually its alot lighter which is a nice option if you are getting a cheaper stick
Lots of companies make low end price point OPS, and you get what you pay for applies in pretty much all cases. You're much better off with a two piece if you're looking in that price range.

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