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07-28-2013, 01:51 PM
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Does anyone know where you can find a listing of the top sticks with their actual weights? I'm curious if there are any sticks that are as light as the crazylight and still in the same price range, usually the sticks as light as the u+ are the $300 ones

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07-28-2013, 03:52 PM
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07-28-2013, 11:46 PM
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if i take apart my two piece is the previous blade still usable?

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07-29-2013, 12:10 AM
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if i take apart my two piece is the previous blade still usable?
Yeap. That's part of the idea, if one breaks or you want a different blade/shaft then just swap it.

Either you local hockey shop can do it. Or if you have a hot air gun and some glue gun sticks you can do it yourself in a few minutes. There's probably lots of howtos or videos out there if you google.

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07-29-2013, 11:59 AM
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so i want a stick with the backstrom curve, but a lie 5.. i noticed that the bauer sticks that offer this are the $200+ models, which i dont want to shell out, and the mid end sticks only have lie 6... are they any solutions to my problem? ive used my dolomite dragon draper stick for almost a year now, but i need a good backup
If you're basing that you want a lie 5 Backstrom curve on the fact that warrior calls their equivalent curve a lie 5 then you're in luck.

All Warrior curves are rated a lie behind Bauer based on the way that Warrior measures their lie.

A warrior lie 5 Kopitar/Draper will be virtually the exact same lie as a Bauer P92/Backstrom in lie 6.

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07-30-2013, 12:13 PM
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If you're basing that you want a lie 5 Backstrom curve on the fact that warrior calls their equivalent curve a lie 5 then you're in luck.

All Warrior curves are rated a lie behind Bauer based on the way that Warrior measures their lie.

A warrior lie 5 Kopitar/Draper will be virtually the exact same lie as a Bauer P92/Backstrom in lie 6.
are you sure? i have a two piece with a backstrom lie 6 curve and it feels different lie wise....

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07-30-2013, 04:02 PM
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My 5 lie Kopitar was similar enough to the P92 that it didn't make a difference in terms of lie and rocker, although the Kopitar did seem a little less curved/open.

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07-31-2013, 08:53 AM
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are you sure? i have a two piece with a backstrom lie 6 curve and it feels different lie wise....
If you hold up a Warrior with the Kopitar curve right next to a P92, they are virtually identical in terms of lie. There are slight differences between the two, as there are with all the similar curves out there, but the lie is basically the same. Small variances in the rocker can give a different feel, but the basic lie is the same.

If you hold up a Burrows and PM9, you'll find the same thing even though the Burrows is listed as a 4 and the PM9 a 5.

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07-31-2013, 12:08 PM
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Thought I'd share this:

Paul Bissonnette tweeted a picture of his hockey sticks which shows they are 85 flex. He's 6'2, 211 pounds, and obviously strong as he's an enforcer in the NHL.

Just something to think about when picking your flex. Do you really need that stiff flex if you're 5'9?

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Anyone have experience buying used hockey sticks? I found some tempting current top-of-the-line sticks for ~$75, but I'm worried about the durability of going used.

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08-07-2013, 01:49 PM
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Gotta say, the hype for the new Easton sticks is exciting. Flex point between the hands and dual lie curves? Love it. Hope they introduce the patterns to intermediates in the mid-price points.

Also curious about the E36 pattern, apparently a 5 lie mid curve and slightly open? So a Heatley with a rockered toe? Sounds perfect.

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08-07-2013, 04:09 PM
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Gotta say, the hype for the new Easton sticks is exciting. Flex point between the hands and dual lie curves? Love it. Hope they introduce the patterns to intermediates in the mid-price points.

Also curious about the E36 pattern, apparently a 5 lie mid curve and slightly open? So a Heatley with a rockered toe? Sounds perfect.

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i don't see where you're getting the bolded. the video about the "energy transfer" clearly states getting the flex point as low as they possibly can, and under "tuned flex profile" it states: "the tuned flex profile works with your body weight by storing the energy below your bottom hand to fully load the shaft and blade..."

edit: not trying to be nitpicky as i am hoping your flex description is true of one of the new v9 offerings.

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Anyone familiar with Tackla's nitro lite brand (non goaltender)?

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Thought I'd share this:

Paul Bissonnette tweeted a picture of his hockey sticks which shows they are 85 flex. He's 6'2, 211 pounds, and obviously strong as he's an enforcer in the NHL.

Just something to think about when picking your flex. Do you really need that stiff flex if you're 5'9?
I'm 5'9" and use an 85 flex. The particular blade pattern I use is only available in that stiffness (Easton E5/Getzlaff). Hoping to order a Torspo 321 75 flex Lidstrom, though.

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08-08-2013, 10:09 AM
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i don't see where you're getting the bolded. the video about the "energy transfer" clearly states getting the flex point as low as they possibly can, and under "tuned flex profile" it states: "the tuned flex profile works with your body weight by storing the energy below your bottom hand to fully load the shaft and blade..."

edit: not trying to be nitpicky as i am hoping your flex description is true of one of the new v9 offerings.
Oh, nevermind, I misread the promo. It said store the energy below your bottom hand and I saw the orange stick color below the top hand.

Well that reduces my excitement somewhat. Still want to try the new patterns.

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08-08-2013, 07:20 PM
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So the dual lie is basically a bigger rocker, right?

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08-09-2013, 10:59 AM
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I would guess so, or at the least it's a 5 lie from the heel to the mid and then 6+ lie from the mid to the toe.

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08-09-2013, 11:20 AM
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Maybe this is a dumb question. But is there going to be a new Nexus this year? I haven't seen any promo for it yet. I'm just wondering because I want to pick up the 1000 on a discount

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Sportchek is selling the first Easton RS sticks right now for $140 plus tax. I think the only patterns available are Iginla and Hall(85 and 100 flex)

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08-09-2013, 01:35 PM
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Sportchek is selling the first Easton RS sticks right now for $140 plus tax. I think the only patterns available are Iginla and Hall(85 and 100 flex)
They also have the all black Reebok Ai9s at $99 again. No warranty but its a huge deal + the stick looks epic. Might be hard to find them though.

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08-09-2013, 08:04 PM
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Maybe this is a dumb question. But is there going to be a new Nexus this year? I haven't seen any promo for it yet. I'm just wondering because I want to pick up the 1000 on a discount
Bauer will be releasing a new stick line every 8 months while cycling through their 3 families. The new Vapor line is a Sept release so the next line is a May release, which would then be a new Nexus line I believe.

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08-09-2013, 08:29 PM
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Looking to get a replacement blade, don't care if it's wood/composite, just want one that is going to last. Has anyone had any particularly good experiences with replacement blades that last a long time? Would prefer Easton/Warrior(contradicts lasting long, I know).

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08-28-2013, 07:45 AM
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i have a warrior dolomite and a t100 sherwood shaft.. what would these be in the bauer line? i was thinking similar to a vapor but was not sure


also anyone have any experiences buying top end sticks? was looking to get an apx with the sales going on but was not sure if they were worth the extra $

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08-28-2013, 09:11 AM
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Dolo was a traditional low kick, so nothing really compares to it in Bauer. Perhaps the closest would be APX. T100 is a mid kick, so perhaps Supreme.

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Dolo was a traditional low kick, so nothing really compares to it in Bauer. Perhaps the closest would be APX. T100 is a mid kick, so perhaps Supreme.
so a middle ground between the 2 would be a nexus type? i like both of my sticks equally

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