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05-21-2013, 07:15 PM
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That was quick. Covert just came out last fall.
Hockey manufacturers are really taking a page out of Taylormade's playbook.

They essentially release new clubs every 6 months.

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05-22-2013, 08:43 AM
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Yeah, it sucks donkey balls for the retailer.

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05-22-2013, 08:58 AM
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Definitely harder on retailers, who are smaller with less margin than golf stores I'd assume. And hockey players don't have as much disposable income.

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05-22-2013, 09:05 AM
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Yeah, it sucks donkey balls for the retailer.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but won't this cut down on the amount of clearance product that would be normally available with previous product cycles? If so, it seems that the manufacturers are hoping to boost sales of their pricepoint products while reducing the availability of clearance product that would normally cannibalize sales of their current lineup.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but won't this cut down on the amount of clearance product that would be normally available with previous product cycles? If so, it seems that the manufacturers are hoping to boost sales of their pricepoint products while reducing the availability of clearance product that would normally cannibalize sales of their current lineup.
Good point; they are countering consumer reaction to high price points with high price points.

Stay classy, hockey industry.

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05-22-2013, 12:15 PM
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If so, then it's just business lol.

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05-22-2013, 12:26 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but won't this cut down on the amount of clearance product that would be normally available with previous product cycles? If so, it seems that the manufacturers are hoping to boost sales of their pricepoint products while reducing the availability of clearance product that would normally cannibalize sales of their current lineup.
It depends on how much product is ordered. If retailers continue to order enough sticks that they have some left while the new product is launched, they will have to mark down the older models to get rid of them.

The only way to truly eliminate clearance models is to either build on demand or never update your product. Like 5030's. Nobody's marking down old 5030's, they just replenish the supply when they get low.

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05-23-2013, 04:46 PM
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Thanks Jarick. I feel like I can safely cut it an inch at first then and go to two if necessary. Good help as usual.

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05-23-2013, 04:47 PM
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Yeah an inch is nothing. Barely will notice it over the dramatic improvement in stickhandling, passing, and shot accuracy if you're using a stick too long.

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05-23-2013, 11:54 PM
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Finally found an e28/Kreps rh pro stock for a reasonable price. Less than 150 shipped for a mako 2 painted like an rs2 (the paint job I'd prefer between the two). Haven't gotten to try either the mako 2 or Kreps curve yet so I'm pretty excited. Flex is a little low at 80 but I'll be cutting at least an inch off which will hopefully stiffen it up a bit.

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How long ago did the RBZ and the APX release? These are the two sticks I've been looking at, but I can't justify $250 on a hockey stick.

These would have to drop in price when a new model comes out, no?

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05-24-2013, 09:08 AM
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Both will be replaced this coming August/September.

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Cool, thanks.

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06-23-2013, 12:01 PM
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I have a Bauer Total One 90 flexPro stock, and a Reebok Ai9 95 flex pro stock. I have been trying out both sticks but I don't know which one will be best for me to use. I am a AAA defenseman (5"10, 165lbs). I am a offensive minded D man as well, I like jumping into the rush as well as T-ing up the one timers from the point. Any suggestions?

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06-23-2013, 12:13 PM
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Any advice for what hockey stick I should buy? And cost? More for casual games than serious leagues so I'm not really looking for NHL calibre.

What I'm looking for
-good for snap/wrist shots
-light and mobile, great for dangling
-medium-long reach
What you are looking for depends on how much money you are willing to spend. The lighter the stick generally means it will be more expensive. (Companies full their lower end sticks with extra material to make the m heavier) If you want to dangle then you will not want you stick to be super long because it will limit your ability to move the puck around your body at a really high speed. Overall- I would recommend a stick in the Bauer Vapor line

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06-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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I have a Bauer Total One 90 flexPro stock, and a Reebok Ai9 95 flex pro stock. I have been trying out both sticks but I don't know which one will be best for me to use. I am a AAA defenseman (5"10, 165lbs). I am a offensive minded D man as well, I like jumping into the rush as well as T-ing up the one timers from the point. Any suggestions?
Sounds like a mid-kick stick would be good for you. How do you like the 90 and 95 flex? Seems on the stiffer side, no?

Bauer Supreme, Warrior Dynasty, Reebok AI (and the new Ribcor line I think), Sherwood T100 all offer mid-kickpoints.

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06-23-2013, 03:56 PM
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Sounds like a mid-kick stick would be good for you. How do you like the 90 and 95 flex? Seems on the stiffer side, no?

Bauer Supreme, Warrior Dynasty, Reebok AI (and the new Ribcor line I think), Sherwood T100 all offer mid-kickpoints.
The 90 flex is actually taking off some of my power because it is so whippy. It is really accurate though.(Not in passing though) 95 flex seems to be the best for me right now in terms of power and precision of my passing.

I just want to know if the Bauer total one has any advantages over the Ai9 or vice versa.

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06-23-2013, 05:08 PM
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Advantages? They're both top end sticks, that different people will have different preferences for. However, I'm willing to bet some imaginary cash that your AI 9 is not built the same way as the retail stick. Same thing with your T1.

The original T1 retail stick was not made in a 95 flex. However, the current T1 NXG is, and can be ordered through a retailer from Bauer.

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06-29-2013, 05:52 PM
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which is more durable out of the warrior kgb and the warrior ak27 shafts? i had an older brand of the ak27 for 5-6 years and it broke. but i have no clue if the newer ones are as durable


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06-29-2013, 11:09 PM
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Sticks break. The AK is a higher end product without any recurring or significant durability issues.

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06-30-2013, 02:20 AM
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What curve is the same or similar to a CCM Lecavalier curve?

I use a Lecavalier curve now and really like it but I assume that CCM doesn't make it any more... or perhaps I'd like to try a different brand.

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06-30-2013, 08:47 AM
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The answer's quite literally in the first page, first post...

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The answer's quite literally in the first page, first post...
Hahaha!

That's what I get for skipping to the last page. Thanks!

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07-17-2013, 07:47 PM
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thehockeyshop.com is taking pre-orders starting July 19th for the CCM "RBZ Stage 2"

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So how does this compare with the Bauer Nexus 1000? Is the Nexus the premier stick?

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