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10-18-2010, 10:22 AM
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Best Wood Stick

I use only wood sticks because I play inline i love the feel. I currently have a

CCM vector 01 - Ovechkin (bout to fall apart but good stick)
(2) franklin THT graphite - Straka, Francis
Koho 2100 - jagr

Looking for something light with a good flex I prefer a 85 flex.


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Only wood stick I'd ever buy again was a Montreal 8850, but I haven't seen them anywhere for a couple years.

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Sherwood 5030
Classic.

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Sherwood 5030
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Paul Coffey???

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I've used a RBK wooden stick, a Synergy ABS Easton, and a Supreme One55 wooden stick. I've also picked up and lightly tested a 5030, One25, and One40 (new) and some Montreal's in my LHS (testing meaning just holding and feeling for balance.)


I honestly think the One55 is the BEST of any of them. I can't really explain it, but it just has this feel. It's very light for a wooden stick, but it has a solid feel. Even composites I own/have tried in stores don't feel as great.

The One25 and One40 (which I assume is supposed to replace the One55) both feel super heavy and dense. I don't know. Maybe I'm crazy or something, but the one55 is just awesome.

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The Easton SY50 and Bauer One55 are supposed to be the same as the Sherwood 5030. Same construction (aspen core and laminated sides plus fiberglassed blade).

I liked the Montreal because the blade had wood laminate over an ABS core and fiberglass reinforcement, so it was incredibly stiff and durable. The wood used was very light and had good flex to it. Corners were rounded for comfort, and the stick had a nice sanded wood finish, very soft to the touch. Much better construction, shooting, and durability compared to modern wood sticks.

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The Easton SY50 and Bauer One55 are supposed to be the same as the Sherwood 5030. Same construction (aspen core and laminated sides plus fiberglassed blade).

I liked the Montreal because the blade had wood laminate over an ABS core and fiberglass reinforcement, so it was incredibly stiff and durable. The wood used was very light and had good flex to it. Corners were rounded for comfort, and the stick had a nice sanded wood finish, very soft to the touch. Much better construction, shooting, and durability compared to modern wood sticks.
Like one of the ones listed here?

http://www.montrealhockey-usa.com/wood_sticks.htm

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The Easton SY50 and Bauer One55 are supposed to be the same as the Sherwood 5030. Same construction (aspen core and laminated sides plus fiberglassed blade).

I liked the Montreal because the blade had wood laminate over an ABS core and fiberglass reinforcement, so it was incredibly stiff and durable. The wood used was very light and had good flex to it. Corners were rounded for comfort, and the stick had a nice sanded wood finish, very soft to the touch. Much better construction, shooting, and durability compared to modern wood sticks.
those Franklin sticks I have are rounded at the top and give an awesome grip


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If this is for ice, then I don't recommend using any of the laminate sticks with flashy paint colors like the 2K, any ABS stick or the One25, keep those for street (especially the ABS sticks which are made for outdoor play).

For ice, again, the 5030 is long considered the best wood stick ever made, but it is generally on the stiffer side. If you want a whippier and lighter wood stick, definitely try the One55 or the One75 from NBH.

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Yep the 8850 on that page, used to be the 4400 I think. Amazing. Has a bit more whip and pop than a 5030 and the blade lasts 10 times as long. Lighter too and better balanced.

I don't like the 5030, way too stiff and the heel always dies on that thing.

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Paul Coffey???
Yeah, I love the thing

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If I heard correctly Warrior bought out Montreal...Do they make any wood sticks?

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They don't but e-mail them and bug them!

They brought over the Warrior goal sticks but when I e-mailed them last year to ask about it they said they weren't going to make wood player sticks due to lack of a market. So if tons of people e-mail, maybe they will.

If they come out with a Warrior version of the 8800, I'd definitely buy a few.

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If Warrior comes out with a 75~ flex wood stick in SR length, I'd def give it a try.

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Yep the 8850 on that page, used to be the 4400 I think. Amazing. Has a bit more whip and pop than a 5030 and the blade lasts 10 times as long. Lighter too and better balanced.

I don't like the 5030, way too stiff and the heel always dies on that thing.
I did some more searching and couldn't find anyone that sold those Montreal sticks. I'd sure like to give one a try.

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Sherwood's are nice. Although, nothing is better than a Christian stick

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Sherwood's are nice. Although, nothing is better than a Christian stick
I've been wanting to try one so bad are they worth the $30 plus shipping

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Oh how I miss sticks by Hespeler and Branches.....

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Oh how I miss sticks by Hespeler and Branches.....
you can still get a hespeler stick at hockeyworld.com

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SHER-WOOD!!!

5030 is my fav woody - Great feel, light, and stiff for a few games.

I recently switched to the PMP7000 as of late for my backup. Even though it's listed as a 90flex, it seems like a wet noodle when you load up!

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SHER-WOOD!!!

5030 is my fav woody - Great feel, light, and stiff for a few games.

I recently switched to the PMP7000 as of late for my backup. Even though it's listed as a 90flex, it seems like a wet noodle when you load up!
My CCM Vector is a 87 flex and it feels like it might snap out of my hands at times. It loads heavy when you snap it you feel it. I took a slap shot lastnight and i though i might have broke it. I the concrete about 3 inches before the puck and snaps ridiculous amounts.


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Sorry if this has been asked before but it appears as if intermediate wood sticks are the same length as senior wood sticks but have less flex.

Am I right to assume that these are meant to be cut down a few inches without adding too much stiffness?

As in if I were to get a wood intermediate stick at about 58" with 70 flex and then cut it down to about 53" I might expect a flex somewhere between 85-90?

I'm in that awkward 5'9" range where an intermediate stick is probably best but as I will be new to the game I don't want to go splurging on a nice composite stick only to break it because I have bad mechanics.

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The crappy thing about intermediate wood sticks is that they tend to have flimsy blades. So if you get an intermediate wood stick, you should probably get the next higher up model (i.e. Sherwood 7000 or 9950, Bauer One75, etc).

Wood sticks get extremely stiff once you start cutting them down, which is why most senior sticks are unacceptable for anyone to use once they get under 5'9". And then the intermediates have flimsy blades which kill accuracy (I had two new One55 wood intermediates and both were useless brand new). That's why I'm a big proponent of composite sticks and shafts.

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The crappy thing about intermediate wood sticks is that they tend to have flimsy blades. So if you get an intermediate wood stick, you should probably get the next higher up model (i.e. Sherwood 7000 or 9950, Bauer One75, etc).

Wood sticks get extremely stiff once you start cutting them down, which is why most senior sticks are unacceptable for anyone to use once they get under 5'9". And then the intermediates have flimsy blades which kill accuracy (I had two new One55 wood intermediates and both were useless brand new). That's why I'm a big proponent of composite sticks and shafts.
Ah, so it's a bit pointless to go for a wooden stick at this height range unless one really loves a very stiff flex.

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IMO, yes, because the selection is so limited. It's just impossible to find a good intermediate wood stick anymore.

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