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12-26-2011, 03:53 PM
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Tapered Shaft Selection

Thanks to Santa, I will be in the market for a new tapered shaft. Currently, I used a two-piece Total One set-up but I would like to go back to a low kick to see how that works for me and I have a couple x60 blades I would like to make use out of.

Generally, I am looking for something that will maintain the power of my slapshots but also do well with other shots will decent to good durability. My current stick is about 59" from heel to the buttend, and I am looking to be in the range of 82-87 flex.

Any thoughts on the following shaft models? I know the Apx and x60 are only 54" long, so I may need a wood extension or about an inch or two if I go with either of those. Any input would be appreciated.

Bauer X60 or Apx (may need an extension)

Reebok 11k (not a fan of the grip)

Warrior Dynasty (know nothing about)

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Dynasty is the new Dolomite I have been told. I've yet to shoot one but if it's like the Dolo then it's a great shaft.

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i'll also throw in the totalone tapered shaft from pure hockey. i'm told it plays a bit closer to the ops than the standard version.

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The APX is essentially the X:60 and the Dynasty is the same as the Dolomite. They both lack the key technologies from their OPS counterpart. I can only say that the track record of the Dolo/Dynasty runs deeper and is more proven. I also hear that the 11K plays stiffer than its flex rating (so 75 for that guy if you want 85ish)

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I thought the APX/X:60 had the dual kick points still? I know the Dynasty is just a rebranded Dolomite although the blades might be more durable (haven't seen them in person).

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I thought the APX/X:60 had the dual kick points still? I know the Dynasty is just a rebranded Dolomite although the blades might be more durable (haven't seen them in person).
oops yeah you're right, I was referring to the dual blade cores (duh, it's a shaft) on the APX and the Axy Sym on the Dynasty.

To clear things up, the Dynasty DOES NOT have Axy Sym and is essentially a Dolo.

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Yep. They don't offer left and right hand versions. Not that I could tell anything by the OPS as it's so damn whippy.

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i'll also throw in the totalone tapered shaft from pure hockey. i'm told it plays a bit closer to the ops than the standard version.

My only problems are I don't want to spend that much and do not know how long it is.

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My other cheaper option is to buy a dremel and put in the work to get the tenon out of the SE16 I have with the blade cut off. I'd just need about a 2" wood ext when finished.

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SE16's are a pain. I chopped mine down with a hacksaw and had to chisel out the tenon...then cut up a little higher. It works but not as nice as aftermarket.

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SE16's are a pain. I chopped mine down with a hacksaw and had to chisel out the tenon...then cut up a little higher. It works but not as nice as aftermarket.
I just came to this same realization. It's a bummer because I would nab an X60, but the shafts are about an inch too short and I'd prefer not to add a wood extension. I have one of the composite extensions but I'd prefer not to cut the shaft or extension to make it work. Oh well, I may not have a choice.

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You must be a slapper guy...I always like sticks better with a plug in them. Seems to give me an extra top hand kick.

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