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03-20-2013, 11:55 AM
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I had nearly this exact question and answer about 6 months ago. I had a Bauer Nexus 400 stick(about $65) but was curious about higher end sticks. I was encouraged to try something over the $100 price point. I ended up getting two clearance Warrior Dolo's for about $140 total(originally $180 sticks or so). I have to tell you, the difference was readily apparent.

First, they definitely felt lighter, and that translated to just a feeling of being quicker in stickwork, even with things like poke checking. The biggest difference to me though(as someone with no real slapshot or particularly great bend on shots), was the feel of it. I can feel the puck on the blade in a way I never could with the 400. It is a much more comfortable feeling and that translates to a whole lot more confidence. I would recommend looking around for deals in that $100-150 area. I think some of the big companies will also let you try them out for a month or so.


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03-20-2013, 01:07 PM
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I love Dolomites. Maybe not the best performance in terms of weight but great all-around stick and were under $200 new.

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03-22-2013, 12:01 AM
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anyone know what warrior replaced the warrior dolomite dragons with? i cant find any online that are drapers and 85 flex

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03-22-2013, 11:23 AM
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The Dynasty line replaced the Dolomites. Not exactly the same but not far off.

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03-22-2013, 07:07 PM
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I wouldn't say that they replaced the Dolomites. Different technologies are enough of a distinguishing factor. Initial pricepoints however, are similar.

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Just need opinions..

Would you buy a 2011 Dolomite for 75 bucks shipped?

I HATE how warrior discontinued the Gionta curve (at least for retail) and how their blades on dolos are usually crap when it comes to durability.

But i LOVE dolomites. If that makes any sense. Do you think the value is there?


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03-22-2013, 09:56 PM
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Yes, it's a good deal.

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03-22-2013, 11:13 PM
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Thanks for the input

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03-23-2013, 05:37 PM
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Picked up an S19 grip with the Roy curve/100 flex.

Was $125 in the bargain bin at my local pro shop Super stoked.

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03-24-2013, 06:33 PM
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seriously sher-wood t90 is the best deal any day of the week when we talk about the amount of stick for your buck

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03-24-2013, 10:30 PM
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For seniors maybe, the intermediates were terrible. The new Sherwoods look a lot better.

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03-27-2013, 06:37 PM
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Anyone know anything about the RBZ 2? This is the only thing I've seen about it. https://twitter.com/CCMHockey/status/316615389243117569

It's a CCM tweet, so I know that it's legit. But, I just can't seem to find anything about this stick.

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03-30-2013, 01:17 AM
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Blade lie and length.

I'm sorry if this has been talked about a thousand times or I missed a main thread about it but can someone please explain lie too me.

I'm not a hockey noob or anything, and I understand it's the way the blade lays on the ice, but a more detailed explanation would be very helpful too me.

I played Jr's this season and I have my pick of a bunch of different curves/lies but I couldn't find anything I wanted to stick with.
I'm super picky when it comes to my sticks so I switched it up a lot.

Would the length of my stick with different lies be effected that much?

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03-30-2013, 09:19 AM
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Do a search for blade lie or stick lie...

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Check the sticky up top, lots of info there.

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04-02-2013, 01:09 PM
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Here, I finally took pictures of the stupid T90 intermediates, which were being blown out for $50, about $20 more than I would spend on one:

T90, covered in stickers that make it look like carbon fiber from about 2000 feet away. It's also blade heavy and kind of crappy feeling in general.



Notice how terribly the stickers match up, going from straight to diagonal back to straight. Come on, Sherwood.

Close up of the blade with the black and sparkly gray stickers:



Here's the T100 by contrast, which is very light and well balanced and this is the actual graphite material finish:



Closeup of the blade:


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04-02-2013, 05:32 PM
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With a real (surface at least) carbon weave, you can actually see the strands. I'm guessing you couldn't with the INTs?

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T90 is stickers
T100 is actual carbon wrap

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Any opinions on the TPS R6? Espeacially on wear and weight? I can get some for cheap.
Thanks in advance

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04-05-2013, 09:56 AM
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There were multiple iterations of it. Which one are you referring to?

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Any opinions on the TPS R6? Espeacially on wear and weight? I can get some for cheap.
Thanks in advance
I believe TPS was bought out by SherWood. If you can find their sticks, they are cheap:

http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...757718.3748095

I have only used their wood sticks, but so I can't comment on the R6.

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04-05-2013, 12:55 PM
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I know the model is a few years old, but I bought my son an Easton s19 (85 FLEX)on clearance for $100....he tried it last night and loves it so far.

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Any opinions on the TPS R6? Espeacially on wear and weight? I can get some for cheap.
Thanks in advance
Sorry here is a pic

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04-06-2013, 12:54 PM
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Oh that's the TPS Sherwood version. Decent mid end stick for sure. How much can you get it for?

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I can get it for 50 . (I'm located in europe)

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