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10-10-2006, 02:35 PM
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Composite stick question

Just bought an Easton Synergy. how do I go about cutting the stick to my preferred length? What do I do with the wooden knob, and what tool should I use to cut the stick?

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I take the plug out and use a hacksaw to cut it. I have a home made butt end that I use with it.

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I take the plug out and use a hacksaw to cut it. I have a home made butt end that I use with it.
I haven't looked at it too closely, but how do you remove the plug in the first place? and after I remove and cut the shaft, do i put the plug back in?

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heat up the end and pull it out. I think most people do put it back in. I put a composite butt end in that I made from a broken blade in the end of my sticks. i am not sure if having a butt end makes a difference.

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having a butt end is up to you. me personal, i cut my stick down and i;m done. i dont use a butt end.

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Okay, so here's the process then, IF I want the butt-end:

1. Put a torch to the line where the plug enters the shaft to heat up
2. Remove the plug
3. Hacksaw the shaft down to desire length minus the butt end

How do I then re-insert the butt end?

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I wouldn't use a torch if possible, a hair dryer works. To reinsert just heat up the glue on the butt end and slide it back in.

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i use the top of my gas stove - easy to keep the heat even. dont leave heat in any one spot for any length of time, overheating will weaken your stick.

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If you're desperate, hold the end/stick over the element on the stove until it heats up.

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Just send me the stick and in 3-4 year , its will be alright

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Yeah best bet is an electric stove...but still becareful to not overheat. There are two reasons to keep the butt end, make your stick longer, and also some leagues require a buttend, a big taped knob, or some cap at the end to keep from taking a core sample of someone...idk if anyone checks, but I do believe that's actually a reason.

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Tip:

NEVER let open flame touch the stick. It will make it brittle.

IDEALY:
If you know somebody with a STRONG circular saw you can cut it that way. Make sure you go sloooooooow when you cut the stick.

IDEAL BUTT REMOVAL:
Get a heat gun see: http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...gln.0&MID=9876

Clamp the butt end in a vise horizontally. Heat up the end of the stick and give a good tug once the glue bubbles out.

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10-11-2006, 10:27 AM
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Okay but clear this up for me...

I bought a stick that is about 5 inches too long. The butt end, or wood part, is 3 inches or so. Is there any reason why I can't cut five inches off the end of the stick? Basically, cut the butt end and two inches of composite, then tape a knob onto the top of the composite and that's it? Is there any reason why the last three inches below my tape knob has to be the wooden butt end rather than the end of the composite?

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Okay but clear this up for me...

I bought a stick that is about 5 inches too long. The butt end, or wood part, is 3 inches or so. Is there any reason why I can't cut five inches off the end of the stick? Basically, cut the butt end and two inches of composite, then tape a knob onto the top of the composite and that's it? Is there any reason why the last three inches below my tape knob has to be the wooden butt end rather than the end of the composite?
Nope no reason at all. Most companies no longer use wood ends anyway.

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Nope no reason at all. Most companies no longer use wood ends anyway.
Cool, thanks stick.

I realize cutting the composite stiffens the flex and I know the ratio, but aside from that I thought maybe there was some reason to keep the wood butt-end. Guess not, and makes sense.

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