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06-21-2012, 12:54 PM
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They're actually made on the same factory line. Try one. Seriously..
And you know this how? Because Tron said its true?

While its true that there are only a few manufacturing facilities making sticks, it doesnt mean they're the same thing.

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06-22-2012, 03:46 PM
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My Tron LE (I think it was called) broke at the lower part of the shaft after maybe 3 months of one game a month.

My Tron Elite broke after 2-3 weeks of a couple pick up session and games. Blade basically disintegrated. Started with a small crack right in the center of the front of the blade. Grew and grew, started feeling like **** and eventually was un-useable.

Did I mention they stole my review off another website, put it on their website and used a fake name. Also while editing out my criticisms.

I wouldn't call these guys an alternative. An alternative to throwing a $100 into a bonfire maybe.

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06-22-2012, 04:08 PM
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There have been worse horror stories about Tron...

They do not have any of my respect as a business.

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08-02-2012, 12:13 PM
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and I'm sure there are great success stories, too.

I've been using their 405 stick for months now - no stick has ever lasted as long as this one has, with as much abuse as I've given it. It's been through 25+ games and probably close to 70 hours of pickup hockey and, aside from a few nicks and scratches here and there, it performs as well as the day I bought it.

Chris @ HT just sent me a lefty demo stick to let people try. He shipped it from California on Monday and it arrived at my home in Atlanta on Wednesday - talk about quick shipping. I've never had anything from CA arrive that quickly. I have nothing but good things to say about them. From what I've seen, they go out of their way to work with the customer. Another quick story: last Christmas my buddy ordered two 405's - only one arrived. I called them up and explained the issue. Not only did the NOT accuse me of trying to seal from them or anything like that, they apologized for the mixup and agreed to immediately ship me the other stick.

Every manufacturer has horror stories. It's all up to the consumer to choose what they want to do with it. You could complain how Easton went from making sticks in Canada to Mexico and the associated quality deterioration we all saw because of it... or I could talk about my horror stories with Warrior - spending close to $1,000 on sticks (different models) to have each and every single one of them break in the exact same place (about 4" above the blade/shaft fuse point)...

Point being, Tron honestly does offer a pretty great product for the price. And, again, this isn't to try to sway you spoiled turds who have mommy and daddy buying you equipment left and right - it's for people who hadn't heard of Hockey Tron, saw their prices are considerably lower and wanted an honest review.

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and I'm sure there are great success stories, too.

I've been using their 405 stick for months now - no stick has ever lasted as long as this one has, with as much abuse as I've given it. It's been through 25+ games and probably close to 70 hours of pickup hockey and, aside from a few nicks and scratches here and there, it performs as well as the day I bought it.

Chris @ HT just sent me a lefty demo stick to let people try. He shipped it from California on Monday and it arrived at my home in Atlanta on Wednesday - talk about quick shipping. I've never had anything from CA arrive that quickly. I have nothing but good things to say about them. From what I've seen, they go out of their way to work with the customer. Another quick story: last Christmas my buddy ordered two 405's - only one arrived. I called them up and explained the issue. Not only did the NOT accuse me of trying to seal from them or anything like that, they apologized for the mixup and agreed to immediately ship me the other stick.

Every manufacturer has horror stories. It's all up to the consumer to choose what they want to do with it. You could complain how Easton went from making sticks in Canada to Mexico and the associated quality deterioration we all saw because of it... or I could talk about my horror stories with Warrior - spending close to $1,000 on sticks (different models) to have each and every single one of them break in the exact same place (about 4" above the blade/shaft fuse point)...

Point being, Tron honestly does offer a pretty great product for the price. And, again, this isn't to try to sway you spoiled turds who have mommy and daddy buying you equipment left and right - it's for people who hadn't heard of Hockey Tron, saw their prices are considerably lower and wanted an honest review.
Posts like this won't help your claim that you don't work for them. The above sounds like you are doing a press release for them.

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Eh.. i check these boards once a month. A buddy on my team, the other night, asked me if I was the guy who posted the review for the elite and laughed when he saw people saying I work for them...

Anyway, this is probably my last post here. I'll always support them because they truly do make good products (they don't always get it right the first time but they are constantly trying to better themselves). To the people saying "my sticks only lasted 2 months each" - I can't count the number of Easton sticks I've had that have lasted me less than two months - most just over the warranty date - and they cost $200 each.

Not a press release, I'm just very happy to have another company in the sport that provides quality products at lower costs. I have a TON of stuff from them - visors, pants, sticks, etc and I don't have a single bad thing to say about any of them.

Last thing - I thought I'd post a quick pic. The flat black stick is the one I've been using for months, the one that looks like an RS is one I just got from Tron and it's the 405xs model - not a bad looking stick although I think I prefer the flat black.









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Great deal on eBay right now #40 includes shipping

If anyone is looking to buy one of these, they are on eBay now for $39.99 (includes shipping). With the great reviews and the low price point, I had to try one and just pulled the trigger on this stick. The seller is cheaphockey77.

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Wouldn't buy stuff from them because the brand name sounds unreliable and just plain lame.

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Those are pretty stupid reasons.
While he might not have articulated his reasons more eloquently, I agree with Wilch.

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They are still priced too much for a stick that is not a name brand. You can get a Total One, a Nexus 600, or a cheap Vapor at the price.

It's nice to try something new if I had the money though or got it cheap.


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Those are pretty stupid reasons.
I'm dead ****ing serious.

The first thing that came to my mind when I heard about Hockey Tron



And upon further investigation, a lot of their product designs are inferior rip offs from existing brands.

Just feels like very little effort was put into their stuff. The fact that they don't have credible sources vouching for them don't help either. I also don't think a lot of the major online retailers carry Hockey Tron, which is pretty telling of their quality.

Most online retailers will carry Bauer, Easton, RBK, CCM, Sherwood, Graf, Warrior and Sherwood (Mission for inline). These are the major brand names in hockey.

Some retailers may carry other smaller niche brands such as Eagle (gloves), TPS (stick), Combat (sticks), Alkali (sticks), Cascade (helmet), Tackla (pants), Winnwell (price), Grit (bags), Miken (sticks), Brian's goalie gear, etc.

Never have I seen any reputable online vendor carrying a jack of all trades brand like Hockey Tron.

The only comparable brand to Hockey Tron is probably Winnwell, except they're dirt cheap, are of decent quality and is available at your local Canadian Tire.

Even if the product isn't widely available, if it's a bang for the buck or of superior quality, you'd think that brand's name would've at least traveled down the grapevine at the local hockey rinks. "Ah, yes Hockey Tron, it's [At least one of affordable, good performance or at least looks awesome]."

Of course, these conclusions drawn after looking through their shoddily made website.

I still maintain that the name of this brand sounds stupid. Even calling it Bob's Chintzy Hockey Gear sounds nicer than Hockey Tron. It's like an attempt at sounding cool back in the 1950's.

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01-27-2013, 09:52 AM
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There's a whole thread talking about Tron over at MSH.

To be very frank, I have little respect for that company and what they do.

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Sounds like you are judging their products based on everything except the actual product...
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I'm dead ****ing serious.

The first thing that came to my mind when I heard about Hockey Tron



And upon further investigation, a lot of their product designs are inferior rip offs from existing brands.

Just feels like very little effort was put into their stuff. The fact that they don't have credible sources vouching for them don't help either. I also don't think a lot of the major online retailers carry Hockey Tron, which is pretty telling of their quality.

Most online retailers will carry Bauer, Easton, RBK, CCM, Sherwood, Graf, Warrior and Sherwood (Mission for inline). These are the major brand names in hockey.

Some retailers may carry other smaller niche brands such as Eagle (gloves), TPS (stick), Combat (sticks), Alkali (sticks), Cascade (helmet), Tackla (pants), Winnwell (price), Grit (bags), Miken (sticks), Brian's goalie gear, etc.

Never have I seen any reputable online vendor carrying a jack of all trades brand like Hockey Tron.

The only comparable brand to Hockey Tron is probably Winnwell, except they're dirt cheap, are of decent quality and is available at your local Canadian Tire.

Even if the product isn't widely available, if it's a bang for the buck or of superior quality, you'd think that brand's name would've at least traveled down the grapevine at the local hockey rinks. "Ah, yes Hockey Tron, it's [At least one of affordable, good performance or at least looks awesome]."

Of course, these conclusions drawn after looking through their shoddily made website.

I still maintain that the name of this brand sounds stupid. Even calling it Bob's Chintzy Hockey Gear sounds nicer than Hockey Tron. It's like an attempt at sounding cool back in the 1950's.

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Yeah, a lot of people seem to love their visors and cheaper gear/accessories.

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There's a whole thread talking about Tron over at MSH.

To be very frank, I have little respect for that company and what they do.
...and I'm pretty sure at least one or two posters in this thread were company plants.

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I work right by their store in Los Alamitos. It was explained to me that they were/are a consignment store. So when stuff doesn't sell at other hockey stores they but it at a lower price and sell it to people who don't want to spend $250 on hockey sticks. Those of you who have played hockey a long time would know hockey is full of really cheap guys. I don't use any of their stuff so I don't have a dog in the fight but I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of their sticks as long as it is light, they have my curve, it performs and is durable. Copying graphics from other companies seems like a very good business model since under cutting is a pretty common tool in the business world. They're trying to tell the public you can buy from them for $100 more or you can buy from us and save $100. Is the product going to be exactly the same? Probably not. Are there a lot of people who would be better off with a Tron stick and $100 in the bank? Yes. I recommend them to guys on my team who have very old gear and for whatever reason just refuse to put money into their equipment. In summary, if you have old ass gear and you're a cheap son of a ***** and you play on my team you better takes your ass down there and pay up because I'm not gonna carry your ass all season in your Easton Air's from 1992 and your TPS stick that lost it's flex about 10 years ago.

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I got Tron's 405 stick about a month ago, and it's pretty light with a good curve for a great price. I haven't actually used it much, since it's my backup stick, but when my n12 dies I'll give it a shot as my primary for at least a few games.

Short version: So far I'm happy with my Tron stick, but I haven't used it much.

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at least hockey tron isn't a counterfit product...

outside of maybe the visor and socks, I just am not sure its worth while to purchase these online products without touching and checking it for fit and mostly finish...

alot of hockey guys are cheap, but u don't need expensive gear, especially if you don't play at a high level with full contact

I would also especially avoid overly protective gear thats built cheaply...

I always laugh the newb, who got owned by the local shop, rocking the latest and greatest in everything, when they can barely skate... heck I wear an HT2 helmet, vintage cooper shoulder pads (if I do) and my old softie elbow pads

If I'm going to spend $60+ shipping for a pair of gloves, I might as well scour kijiji or look for a sale... I've bought all new s17's, 9950 pro, CCM 852 moose pro stocks, for $60


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I work right by their store in Los Alamitos. It was explained to me that they were/are a consignment store. So when stuff doesn't sell at other hockey stores they but it at a lower price and sell it to people who don't want to spend $250 on hockey sticks. Those of you who have played hockey a long time would know hockey is full of really cheap guys. I don't use any of their stuff so I don't have a dog in the fight but I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of their sticks as long as it is light, they have my curve, it performs and is durable. Copying graphics from other companies seems like a very good business model since under cutting is a pretty common tool in the business world. They're trying to tell the public you can buy from them for $100 more or you can buy from us and save $100. Is the product going to be exactly the same? Probably not. Are there a lot of people who would be better off with a Tron stick and $100 in the bank? Yes. I recommend them to guys on my team who have very old gear and for whatever reason just refuse to put money into their equipment. In summary, if you have old ass gear and you're a cheap son of a ***** and you play on my team you better takes your ass down there and pay up because I'm not gonna carry your ass all season in your Easton Air's from 1992 and your TPS stick that lost it's flex about 10 years ago.
Being a LA county resident, Hockey Tron's gear, but not necessarily sticks, are very popular at the inline rink that I play at. Almost all of the beginner and lower levels use their gear. I don't, as I'd rather buy 1 or 2 year old models of higher end brands for almost the same price. Some of them are just too lazy to shop around and/or don't trust ordering their gear online. It makes some sense because you want your gear to fit well, and if you're too lazy to drive a ways to go to hockeygiant or hockeymonkey.

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Pretty solid deal going on right now (3 sticks for $99 and free shipping)..They compared these sticks to the Bauer X50 and Easton S16's.

http://www.hockeytron.com/trlesecoho...l#.UQ_PMx1EFjY

I'm almost tempted to pick a couple up and use them as backups

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Just ordered a Tron 405XS online. I'm in Canada so expecting to receive it in around 2 weeks.

I have bought and used most of the high end sticks on the market so will give a full review for this stick.

Honestly just heard of Tron last week sitting next to someone in the dressing room at a drop in hockey game. He was taping his stick and I noticed "Tron". I asked him what kinda stick is that, as I had never heard of "Tron" before. It was a Left handed Malki (I am right handed) and not exactly sure which model (was not the 405xs). He said he got it from a friend who works or owns a store or something along those lines. Anyways it did feel like a high end stick from my initial impression.

I will be back in a few weeks to give my opinion on the stick. I currently use a Bauer Total One P88 85 flex. I ordered the 405xs grip Jarvis 75 flex (I like 75 for better snapshots, although takes away from slapshots in a big way). I ordered the stick $140 + some new pants $100 from the hockey Tron website. I used that THX20 coupon to get 20% off but being from Canada shipping was an additional $50.


P.S. I am writing this all from my phone, sorry if the grammar sucks.


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A teammate just got a Tron stick. Never seen one before.

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What model did your teammate get?

Also does he like the stick??

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