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08-08-2012, 08:22 AM
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Use grippy tech and tape the bottom of the shaft. Brilliant!

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08-08-2012, 09:56 AM
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I use grip sticks because my palms aren't grippy and just slide around. I use a fairly light grip when carrying the puck and only medium or so when shooting.

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08-09-2012, 08:13 PM
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As a super noob, how do I know when my stick is too long? My stick is as tall as I am when I'm not in skates, but I feel like it's working fine for me. I'm terrible at puck handling, but I fancy myself a defenseman what with the poke check and whatnot. Whenever I play with my buddy's shorter stick (which I'll admit I've only done once) it's super weird and uncomfortable. Then again, everything I've read about stick lengths on the internet says my stick is too long. What say you internet?

Also, this is my first post.

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08-09-2012, 10:43 PM
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As a super noob, how do I know when my stick is too long? My stick is as tall as I am when I'm not in skates, but I feel like it's working fine for me. I'm terrible at puck handling, but I fancy myself a defenseman what with the poke check and whatnot. Whenever I play with my buddy's shorter stick (which I'll admit I've only done once) it's super weird and uncomfortable. Then again, everything I've read about stick lengths on the internet says my stick is too long. What say you internet?

Also, this is my first post.
It's sort of a matter of personal preference. Your stick is probably too long for most people, but if it's working for you, why change it? I find that I'm much more effective with a shorter stick (I cut mine so it's around my chin without skates) because it helps with my stickhandling and shooting mechanics, and has really improved my slapshot. As a super noob, your puckhandling is probably going to be terrible anyway. Once you get the basics down, try experimenting with different lengths. Eventually you'll get a good idea of what works best for you.

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08-16-2012, 08:24 PM
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The new RBZ stick is pretty damn heavy for a top end twig.

Felt like it almost weighed as much as the Easton ST from 2010.

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08-16-2012, 09:32 PM
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Yeah, it's not terribly light, but feels good still. Good pop, not as much as the RS imo.

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08-17-2012, 03:36 AM
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Question. Has anyone tried out the Sherwood Nexon N12 stick? How is it compared to other top end sticks? Also, are they whippier than other brands?

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08-17-2012, 09:27 PM
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No, but I've heard great things. Until I ordered my sub-5 lie from Base I was strongly considering one but now I don't think I would want to go back to regular lies.

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08-26-2012, 02:17 PM
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These sticks sure have a short shelf life. The RS s already being put on clearance online since the RS II is coming out soon. I bought a RS on eBay for $180.

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08-26-2012, 09:03 PM
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Question. Has anyone tried out the Sherwood Nexon N12 stick? How is it compared to other top end sticks? Also, are they whippier than other brands?
They're very solid... they aren't better than a RS or APX but for half the price they can't be beat. By far the best bang for you buck... a step above all sticks offered in the same price range.

As for the flex they're pretty whippy imo but I used an 85

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08-27-2012, 01:13 AM
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They're very solid... they aren't better than a RS or APX but for half the price they can't be beat. By far the best bang for you buck... a step above all sticks offered in the same price range.

As for the flex they're pretty whippy imo but I used an 85
They're no longer half the price. Their availability is too limited, and with the RS2 coming out, people are selling the RS at around $180, which is exactly how much the n12 costs.

In fact, here's a couple of good deals I came across on eBay the other day, check it out if you're interested:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/RICHARD-PARK-...item35bf25b392

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STEVE-SULLIVA...item4d040e2b94

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09-03-2012, 03:49 PM
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Hey, quick question. I'm thinking about buying a Reebok 4k sickkick 3, is it a decent stick for using outdoors?

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09-03-2012, 05:26 PM
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No sir, take a step down to the 3K Resistance or even the 2K if you want to stick with Reebok. Either those, or anything with an ABS blade.

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09-03-2012, 05:29 PM
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No sir, take a step down to the 3K Resistance or even the 2K if you want to stick with Reebok. Either those, or anything with an ABS blade.
Im actually using the 3k resistance, and find it quite nice, but i kinda needed to order some new wheels, and since the stick is pretty cheap thought i would pick it up. Any other recommendations for a cheap stick with an ABS blade?

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09-03-2012, 07:02 PM
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Easton ABS is probably the heaviest, the CCM Crossover is pretty popular and has a better (stiffer) blade with a wooden core, even though the shaft is wooden. Your 3K is actually a fiberglass shaft with an ABS blade at the end.

If you want something more durable and lighter overall and don't mind spending a little bit more, I highly recommend a shaft+blade combo. Whether you buy a cheap standard shaft or (better yet) use a broken OPS and insert ABS blades on the handle end, it will have better long-term value as instead of replacing the entire stick when the blade gives way, you only have to buy another blade.

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10-08-2012, 12:17 PM
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This may not be the correct thread to post in, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts (advice/tips/etc) on re-curving composite blades. I'm currently using a Sher-wood stick with the Ryan curve, and I don't like the open face portion of it.

I have access to a heat gun, and a high-quality oven mitt type thing. The questions I have are:

1) Do I simply heat the blade, then bend it?
2) In order to remove the open portion of the blade, would it be best to bend in the top part of the toe, or bend out the bottom part of the toe?
3) Does this process have any adverse effect on the durability of the blade?

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10-08-2012, 01:32 PM
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Don't do it. It will break. Woven and resined composite/carbon fibers are not malleable like metal.

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10-08-2012, 01:45 PM
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Don't do it. It will break. Woven and resined composite/carbon fibers are not malleable like metal.
Thanks, that's what I wanted to know! I'll avoid trying and just try to get used to it.

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10-08-2012, 03:07 PM
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Yep you pretty much are just stuck with the stick. I recommend getting a new one and hold on to your old one in case you want to try it out again.

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10-08-2012, 03:07 PM
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Need help with stick length---- I'm 6'0 and I used s stick for years that came roughly to my pecks. The last year I've played I upgraded it to chin length. I just cant find my comfortable balance.

I just bought a new stick..... what should I do?

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10-10-2012, 07:16 PM
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Finally broke my last One95 and am thinking of trying an RS before I she'll out for a totalOne because the RS from last year is on clearance. Any thoughts on the stick? I know they supposedly have durability issues but I don't take a lot of clappers and love anything that's gonna give me more pop on my snapper. Also considering a Mako if anyone has an opinion on them. And I heard the RS feels pretty soft (softer than its marked flex); stay away from a 75? I'm 190 but take 96% wristers and snappers these days and I like the whip, but not if the stick is going to feel like an intermediate.

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10-17-2012, 09:10 AM
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Holy crap, I just got an Easton EQ40 Intermediate (65 flex) with a Heatley curve, and the difference is night and day! Before I was using a 75 flex senior, but had to chop it down (about 7 inches), and I think it was WAY to stiff for me. Plus the Ryan curve was driving me nuts!

Thanks to the advice in this thread, I think I found a product I will stick (heh heh) with for a long time!

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10-17-2012, 10:34 AM
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How's the balance of that EQ40?

I honestly think most adults under 5'9 (maybe even under 5'10) should be in intermediates.

I've also found most intermediates are stiffer than rated. A company rep checked my 75 flex intermediate Vapor X:60 (cut down 4") and said it was stiffer than his 100 flex stick at full length. The Warrior Widow I just bought at 70 flex feels too stiff for me as well.

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10-17-2012, 11:07 AM
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How's the balance of that EQ40?

I honestly think most adults under 5'9 (maybe even under 5'10) should be in intermediates.

I've also found most intermediates are stiffer than rated. A company rep checked my 75 flex intermediate Vapor X:60 (cut down 4") and said it was stiffer than his 100 flex stick at full length. The Warrior Widow I just bought at 70 flex feels too stiff for me as well.
I think it feels really good. There's an extra weight placed at the heel of the blade, but I don't notice it much. The EQ50 is supposed to have an adjustable counter-weight in the end cap which allows you to customize your balance, but it was an extra 50 bucks from some metal plugs.

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10-17-2012, 12:18 PM
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I almost always use a bit of a wood plug for weight. I just put my weighted plug in my Widow...chopped it down 1" and the plug is 1" long plus I hollowed it out and put some lead sinkers in it for balance.

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