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05-31-2010, 03:06 AM
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Light, durable stick suggestions?

Hoping to get some suggestions on sticks to look at. Sadly I don't have a LHS near by so I can't examine all the different sticks in person. The shop at Snoopy's has an old ('06?) ST and a Mission V-Hex and that's it for lefty sticks. The rest is junior sizes. Right now I use an RBK 4K (Crosby, 75 Flex, 56") right now that's about perfect size, but it's way too heavy and slightly too stiff for me.

Looking for:
~$150 or less (incl. tax and shipping. The less, the better )
*Durable*
*Light and Balanced* (under ~480g, the lighter the better but not sacrificing balance)
Light flex (60-75)
Good for wristers (slap/snapshots won't happen )
~56" is good. No less than 54", no more than 58". Can cut if need be.

I have no brand bias, I'll look at anything. Just looking for a good durable stick that will last me awhile in a low level adult non-checking league and stick times.

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That's a good one. The Easton ST, Harrow 300, Warrior Dolomite, and Bauer One95 all come to mind for durability. Any of those will be light enough and well balanced.

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What about the Vapor XXX? A buddy of mine has it and it feels really light and pretty well balanced to me. I haven't used it though because, oddly enough, his blade is curved to the wrong side.

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Well my personal favorite the one95 seems to fit the bill and if ya get it in a 2-piece its 140$~

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I've had my ST since Christmas and it's still going strong, I'm very happy with it.

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What about the Vapor XXX? A buddy of mine has it and it feels really light and pretty well balanced to me. I haven't used it though because, oddly enough, his blade is curved to the wrong side.
Yeah, if you can find one. They haven't made it for about 3 years.

x40, EastonST, TPS R4 are all sticks that customers have been happy as far as bang for their buck goes.

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Yeah, if you can find one. They haven't made it for about 3 years.

x40, EastonST, TPS R4 are all sticks that customers have been happy as far as bang for their buck goes.
I vouch for this, even though its weighed at 513 g, its very well balanced, whcih imo is much more important than weight in grams

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Yeah, if you can find one. They haven't made it for about 3 years.
I loved my vapor XXX. Not the silly white and green one. The original blue with red X's.

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Thanks for all the replies guys. I'm finding it hard to pass up the ST for $112 total. I think at my skill level (see: noob) durability is the most important factor and ST seems the way to go.

Feel free to keep the suggestions up as it'll be a bit before I buy the stick.

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Thanks for all the replies guys. I'm finding it hard to pass up the ST for $112 total. I think at my skill level (see: noob) durability is the most important factor and ST seems the way to go.

Feel free to keep the suggestions up as it'll be a bit before I buy the stick.
For that price it's a good find. I'd go for it.

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So I snatched the last two Heatley LH twigs they had of this one. $224 shipped, woo. Hope I like them. Figured I grab them while I can and can return the unused one if need be.

http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=ESSTGHI

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Heatley curve, that's my favorite. Good choice

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Heatley curve, that's my favorite. Good choice
I hope so. I'm used to big open curves (Sakic) but I have high hopes for this one.

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Light, durable, and cheap.

You can only pick two.

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Light, durable, and cheap.

You can only pick two.
What did I pick then? Light and durable?

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