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04-29-2012, 03:39 AM
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Need player preferences on griptac vs regular

Hey so Im gonna buy the bauer apx, im not sure if i should buy the griptac or just the regular, i can get the griptac apx for 100 dollars cheaper. i felt the stick in store and didnt find it too bad, but dont know what griptac would be like with gloves, anyone know? i wanna know if anyone uses griptac, what do you think of it and if youve tried it before but didnt like it, thank you

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04-29-2012, 10:04 AM
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$100 cheaper is your answer.. especially if you felt it already

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$100 cheaper is your answer.. especially if you felt it already
Yup. Not sure why you need anything more than that. Grip is pretty popular on sticks, it won't kill you.

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I prefer sticks without grip coating, but if it were 100 bucks cheaper for the grip version I could easily live with it.

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$100 off is a no-brainer.

If you really dislike the grip, I suppose you could sand it off or wrap it with clear tape? Better consult someone who has done this before.

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Love the grip. Wouldn't buy one without it at this point.

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i agree with the others that the "$100 cheaper" should pretty much be your answer right there. if it turns out you really dislike the grip, it's nothing that a thin layer of spray clearcoat won't solve.

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I think he means $10 lol, some sticks in grip are $5-$10 pricier than their clear coat counterparts.

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I think he means $10 lol, some sticks in grip are $5-$10 pricier than their clear coat counterparts.
me too...if its $100 is a no brainer and i HATE grip sticks....if its $10 i go clear...but again i HATE grip (unless its my velvet AK27 grip) but that is all PERSONAL preferance

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For me non-grip is completely unusable so Griptac all the way. Wouldn't buy a non-grip APX even for $100.

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I think he means $10 lol, some sticks in grip are $5-$10 pricier than their clear coat counterparts.
right, and he said he can get the grip for cheaper so that's why I figured it wasn't a typo.

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i honestly don't understand how grips can affect our game... my x40 was grip version, my apx is non-grip, my mako is gripped, my totalone has griptac.

No difference for me whatsoever... except the constant worrying of griptac damaging my glove palms..

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i honestly don't understand how grips can affect our game... my x40 was grip version, my apx is non-grip, my mako is gripped, my totalone has griptac.

No difference for me whatsoever... except the constant worrying of griptac damaging my glove palms..
for me its more of the "feel" when im stickhandling...i feel like it sticks/catches when i am trying to slide my hand down...it isnt that i cant play, or that it effects my play that much but it is one of those things that just bugs me on the ice

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sweet thanks guys i appreciate all the help, ya it was $100 difference aireye, crazy huh
thats why im gettin it, its the p106 curve, i use p88 but i did the research i can probally get used to p106 seeing how i use a curve similar to that on my street hockey stick and backyard stick for pucks on the net/shooting tiles. Just makes it easy to raise the puck even with slappers which i like doing and struggle raising off the ground. Now im in another jiffy where i broke my damn skate blade on reebok xt pumps i got this past december in a size 9. Im going to canadian tire to see if i can get it returned cause i out of 5 canadian tires in british columbia, i only managed to find one pair of size 9s... So i might invest in bauer apx skates if i can find a cheap pair on ebay, used or not.

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Once you go grip....

Since I got a 6K grip a while back, I became a believer. I started wrapping tape in a spiral down the shaft Duncan Keith style on my non-grip sticks to try get the same feel. It's okay, but nothing beats the real deal.

http://www.jtbourne.com/wp-content/u...ncan-keith.jpg

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i honestly don't understand how grips can affect our game... my x40 was grip version, my apx is non-grip, my mako is gripped, my totalone has griptac.

No difference for me whatsoever... except the constant worrying of griptac damaging my glove palms..
I guess if you never move your hands you wouldn't notice it... if you do I'm not sure how you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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i honestly don't understand how grips can affect our game... my x40 was grip version, my apx is non-grip, my mako is gripped, my totalone has griptac.

No difference for me whatsoever... except the constant worrying of griptac damaging my glove palms..
I use gloves with clarino palms which aren't very grippy. I don't want my hands sliding up and down the stick when I'm trying to shoot and stickhandle. Grip sticks keep my hands in place until I want to move them. Non-grip means when I take a hard shot my bottom hand can move a bit and it goes off target.

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sweet thanks guys i appreciate all the help, ya it was $100 difference aireye, crazy huh
thats why im gettin it, its the p106 curve, i use p88 but i did the research i can probally get used to p106 seeing how i use a curve similar to that on my street hockey stick and backyard stick for pucks on the net/shooting tiles. Just makes it easy to raise the puck even with slappers which i like doing and struggle raising off the ground. Now im in another jiffy where i broke my damn skate blade on reebok xt pumps i got this past december in a size 9. Im going to canadian tire to see if i can get it returned cause i out of 5 canadian tires in british columbia, i only managed to find one pair of size 9s... So i might invest in bauer apx skates if i can find a cheap pair on ebay, used or not.
If it's $100 then I hope common sense comes through. There are more important things to spend $$ on than hockey gear haha.

If your steel broke, then it is still covered under the 1 year warranty. I'm not sure what CT will do since they do not have replacement steel to cover the warranty claim with. See what they say.

You're coming from Reeboks you say? Why would you consider APXs? They fit on opposite ends of the spectrum. You're also in BC, head to your local store, I'm sure there are plenty of excellent ones around where you can actually try on skates, which is key.

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I cannot use a stick without grip, even for ball hockey. If it does not have grip then I have to candy cane it.

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I use gloves with clarino palms which aren't very grippy. I don't want my hands sliding up and down the stick when I'm trying to shoot and stickhandle. Grip sticks keep my hands in place until I want to move them. Non-grip means when I take a hard shot my bottom hand can move a bit and it goes off target.
Ah, the palms. I guess that makes sense.. my glove palms are thicker and somewhat a bit stickier.

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I use gloves with clarino palms which aren't very grippy. I don't want my hands sliding up and down the stick when I'm trying to shoot and stickhandle. Grip sticks keep my hands in place until I want to move them. Non-grip means when I take a hard shot my bottom hand can move a bit and it goes off target.
I have the opposite problem. When i've used grip sticks (both Dolomite and x:60), my bottom hand essentially sticks to the shaft with no freedom. Whenever i'm making a move close to my body and i want my bottom hand to move freely up or down the shaft this becomes a serious problem. It drives me nuts.

As a result i'm much more comfortable with non-grip sticks. I do like some grip on my shaft however, so i put about 4-6 strips of tape about 6-8 inches apart down the shaft. This gives me different gripping points, but allows my bottom hand to smoothly ride up or down to the next piece of tape.

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When I had some old Vector Pros they had little rubber grippy things on the palm and I had to use scotchbrite pads to knock down the grip so my hand would move, otherwise it was locked.

It's a lot easier to smooth out grip than it is to add grip in my experience.

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I too now own 2 pairs of pro-stock gloves that have no overlay and are pure clarino and I can say that they are slippery when dry

sometimes I will wet the palms with water if I'm not sweating enough in them, which gives them a beautiful transparent feel, but when they are dry, they are slippery

my favorite palm is the digital overlay (perferated leather) and clarino in my TPS R8, Sherwood 9950 and my Z-Air

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