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05-20-2010, 07:35 PM
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The Quest for the Perfect Stick

First, I'd like to thank those of you that have provided feedback for me in the last couple of weeks in my quest. I finally found a combination I really like. My perfect stick you could say, for now.

Reebok 8k shaft cut ~1.25" with a 2" wooden plug. Measures 61.5" to the heel. Flex at about 84. I clear-taped the middle of the shaft where the "griptonyte" is for a smoother bottom-hand grip. Using an X:60 blade with the pm9 pattern (modano).


Have you found your perfect stick setup? Any personal mods? If you haven't, what do you think you need to change to get there?


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I don't know if I would consider what I'm using a "perfect" stick, but of what I've got in the collection, this is what I prefer:

Mid 70's flex
Cut down about 2"
PM9/Zetterberg curve
No grip or light grip

Currently I'm using a NBH Vapor XXV, but also have an Easton SE16 that I really like as well.

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100 flex, cut down to just under my chin when on skates (usually 2.5 inches or so), Draper Curve, no grip, as little tape on the butt end as possible.

Currently using a Dolomite DD (Draper) and a CCM Vector U+ (Lecavalier). If I didn't have 3 other sticks, I'd buy another U+ :-p.

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05-20-2010, 08:32 PM
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Easton S19 Getzlaf 85 flex non-stick, cut down to 56" and I'm 6'0" 182 lbs. After using the old CCM Vector OPS100 Lecavalier, this stick felt like a feather and was difficult to feel the puck with at first. But like any new stick or piece of equipment, it just takes a little getting used to (Frequent repetitiveness of shooting and stickhandling drills). It's really a magnificent piece of carbon. There's a reason why most pros use S19's.

Then again, I haven't really used many other sticks that I can compare it with so...

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05-20-2010, 08:48 PM
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Still working on finding my perfect stick.

Ideal shaft would have:

Graphite/Kevlar construction (kevlar for feel, texture, and protection)
Vapor XXXX/X60 shaft profile (rounded corners/concave sides)
VERY lightweight
85ish flex
Mid-low kickpoint
3" very rounded wood end plug
Clearcoat, but not too slick (like the X60)
Tapered or standard wouldn't matter

Blade:

Mix between PM9 and P88 curves (PM9 with slightly more hook)
Feel, durability, and looks of One95 blade, but slightly lighter/thinner


Might give the tapered One95 shaft a shot with an SE16 blade.

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One95 87 flex
P88 Lindros curve

It is by far the best stick I have owned and works great for all the shots I take.

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05-20-2010, 10:45 PM
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Not quite, but if I could get a dolomite nipple grip kovalchuk in 60 flex that'd be great. Would also like to try a 60 flex one95 p88 and a 60 flex harrow shaft.

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i don't think i'll ever find the perfect stick. if i have a string of games i don't score, or i miss my target by a few inches, i blame my stick. then goes a brand new search.

sometimes i wish i discovered hockey gear, and just stuck with my canadian tire woodie.

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My perfect stick disappeared when Easton stopped manufacturing Shanahan blades. 110 flex Z-bubble shaft, not cut, with a Shanahan Z-Carbon had me performing at my highest level. I've been getting older and worse ever since that setup became obsolete.

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My perfect stick disappeared when Easton stopped manufacturing Shanahan blades. 110 flex Z-bubble shaft, not cut, with a Shanahan Z-Carbon had me performing at my highest level. I've been getting older and worse ever since that setup became obsolete.
this post is why i said my search is done for now. it really is a never ending quest. we either get a new position, like a different curve, prefer a different balance or a blade/shaft/OPS of our choice gets discontinued. bummer dude. i saw a lefty shanny blade earlier today and it looked funny. i dont know if it was the blade or the name/

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Take the CNT Stealth, give it slightly better balance but maintain durability and you have my ideal stick. The RBK 10K retail was also really good, but a touch too light and longer than I'd like.

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i don't think i'll ever find the perfect stick. if i have a string of games i don't score, or i miss my target by a few inches, i blame my stick. then goes a brand new search.

sometimes i wish i discovered hockey gear, and just stuck with my canadian tire woodie.
i blamed my blade. then got a new curve.

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Synergy, are you lefty or righty?

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i swear i have a harder time trying to find/create the perfect grip then finding a stick...but for right now its the warrior dolomite spyne

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RBK 10k 100 flex, p87 curve

really light stick, almost hard to get used to, but the old rbk 7ks were awesome 2 and a little heavier.

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It took me a long time and many euro spent to find the stick that works for me. Using PM9/Forsberg clones now with a flex around 75 even though Im a heavy guy.

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warrior dolomite Klemm/Jannsen (same stick, curve etc) pro stock. dont know exact measurements, stick is about an 85 flex. none of that nipple grip stuff. mid open curve. the blade is relatively small as well.

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I don't understand how the perfect stick could not be an OPS.

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05-21-2010, 09:56 AM
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Well most OPS are joined two-pieces anyway, and the joint of the blade could change the kickpoint in a beneficial way.

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Synergy, are you lefty or righty?
I'm a righty. Please tell me you have a secret stock of Shanahan blades hiding in a warehouse somewhere!

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