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05-23-2013, 05:47 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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05-24-2013, 12:54 AM
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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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05-24-2013, 02:31 AM
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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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Both will be replaced this coming August/September.

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06-23-2013, 01:01 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, 01:13 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, 03:26 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, 04:56 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, 06:08 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, 06:52 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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Sticks break. The AK is a higher end product without any recurring or significant durability issues.

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06-30-2013, 03:20 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, 09:47 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, 08:47 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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07-21-2013, 06:13 PM
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So how does this compare with the Bauer Nexus 1000? Is the Nexus the premier stick?
Really depends what you're looking for. The Nexus is a mid-flex stick that'll kill it on slapshots/one timers. Mako is a little more whippy, a little more of a wrist/snap shot stick.

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07-21-2013, 06:39 PM
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Really depends what you're looking for. The Nexus is a mid-flex stick that'll kill it on slapshots/one timers. Mako is a little more whippy, a little more of a wrist/snap shot stick.
Well, I'm a forward and I normally take wristers and snappers. I was just wondering how the stick itself lives up to the hype.

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Well, I'm a forward and I normally take wristers and snappers. I was just wondering how the stick itself lives up to the hype.
My experience with the modern easton sticks is there's no die down period, they go from amazing to noticeably crappy, unlike other sticks that gradually curve downward. But, before they die down, they have more pop than pretty much every stick on the market.

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My experience with the modern easton sticks is there's no die down period, they go from amazing to noticeably crappy, unlike other sticks that gradually curve downward. But, before they die down, they have more pop than pretty much every stick on the market.
Would you recommend this over the Nexus? If so, which stick in particular?

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07-21-2013, 07:27 PM
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Depends on what kind of kick point you like. The Nexus will be a little whippier feeling than the Supreme which will be a little whippier than the Vapor.

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07-21-2013, 08:03 PM
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Depends on what kind of kick point you like. The Nexus will be a little whippier feeling than the Supreme which will be a little whippier than the Vapor.
It seems like most of these questions are just opinion-based answers.

I mean, I have a "meh" stick in the Easton Synergy ST 2011. But now that I actually have money, I don't mind dropping money on a higher-end stick.

I don't know that much about kickpoints and such. I normally take snap and wrist shots, so that whippiness would help, I assume.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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I'd check out the APX and RSII if I were you. The flex will be in the lower third of the stick and it'll concentrate everything on snapping off wristers and snap shots. It'll play stiffer than a stick like the total one.

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I'd check out the APX and RSII if I were you. The flex will be in the lower third of the stick and it'll concentrate everything on snapping off wristers and snap shots. It'll play stiffer than a stick like the total one.
I've read that the RS II wears very quickly. Do you have a recommendation between the two?

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