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12-29-2013, 02:17 PM
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5'8 buying a new shaft? Help!!!

I am going to be buying a new shaft for roller hockey. I am 5'8 roughly 145 pounds. I have a bauer vapor blade in the backstrom curve that I got from a friend. I am looking for a new shaft. I should be using intermediate if im not mistaken. I was looking at the warrior evo grip 70 flex that is 48 inches long. I liked the looks of it and the price. Will this stick break easily? Im looking for something that is good for me yet durable.

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I am going to be buying a new shaft for roller hockey. I am 5'8 roughly 145 pounds. I have a bauer vapor blade in the backstrom curve that I got from a friend. I am looking for a new shaft. I should be using intermediate if im not mistaken. I was looking at the warrior evo grip 70 flex that is 48 inches long. I liked the looks of it and the price. Will this stick break easily? Im looking for something that is good for me yet durable.
In that price range, only 2 Warrior intermediate standard shafts are available, Evo and AK27. I have a friend who used an AK27 shaft with a Bauer blade. He bought it 2 years ago and the shaft is nearly intact. I can tell you for sure that the Warrior shafts are durable. Performance wise, I've never tried the Evo but the AK27 is really good.
Both look good to me.

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12-29-2013, 02:58 PM
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In that price range, only 2 Warrior intermediate standard shafts are available, Evo and AK27. I have a friend who used an AK27 shaft with a Bauer blade. He bought it 2 years ago and the shaft is nearly intact. I can tell you for sure that the Warrior shafts are durable. Performance wise, I've never tried the Evo but the AK27 is really good.
Both look good to me.
I cant find the ak27's in stock anywhere

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I cant find the ak27's in stock anywhere
Just stick to the Warrior Evo then. The only other standard intermediate shafts I found were the Total One and Total One NXG, but those are over $100.
I own a Total One shaft, bought it 2 years ago, doesn't show any weaknesses. If you're willing to spend more money, you could go for it.

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Just stick to the Warrior Evo then. The only other standard intermediate shafts I found were the Total One and Total One NXG, but those are over $100.
I own a Total One shaft, bought it 2 years ago, doesn't show any weaknesses. If you're willing to spend more money, you could go for it.
Im looking at the total ones and might go with them, its either that or an evo

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Just stick to the Warrior Evo then. The only other standard intermediate shafts I found were the Total One and Total One NXG, but those are over $100.
I own a Total One shaft, bought it 2 years ago, doesn't show any weaknesses. If you're willing to spend more money, you could go for it.
by any chance do you know how warriors flex works? Ive heard its different. they have a 50 and a 75 flex, which would be stiffer

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They have 55 and 70 flex.

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They have 55 and 70 flex.
im assuming 70 is stiffer for warrior?

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im assuming 70 is stiffer for warrior?
As it is for any brand. The higher the number, the stiffer it is.

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I had a lot of trouble balancing out the AK47 intermediate shaft. It was too light and blades were too heavy, even top end ones. I much prefer tapered shafts, but if you are going to use standard blades, going with a cheaper/heavier shaft like the EVO isn't a bad idea for balance.

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I had a lot of trouble balancing out the AK47 intermediate shaft. It was too light and blades were too heavy, even top end ones. I much prefer tapered shafts, but if you are going to use standard blades, going with a cheaper/heavier shaft like the EVO isn't a bad idea for balance.
AK47 ?
Funniest typo of the year
What you said is true though. OP said he has a Bauer Vapor blade, but it won't feel the same if it's a Vapor X 3.0 or a Vapor APX 2.

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Yeah, meant AK27.

I tried it with a Montreal Euro wood blade, a Warrior "Bandito" standard blade, and finally a Warrior AK27 standard blade...all three felt too heavy and awkward to use. Last time I tried using standard shafts.

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Help with my 2Piece??

I went to the store and picked up an intermediate 70 flex warrior evo grip shaft, along with a bauer p92 blade. The blade is an extremely tight fit and wont go in all the way. Is this a problem with all blades and warrior shafts? Is it the shaft that is the problem? Will i have this problem with other blades(should i consider a new INT shaft)? How can I solve this

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From my quick research, the Warrior Evo is a standard shaft. What kind of blade did you get? A Standard or Tapered? If you bought a tapered blade, that would probably be why.

Also, I'm not too familiar with Intermediate size sticks. If you bought a senior blade, maybe you need a junior blade?

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I have a Warrior Evo intermediate and I can fit standard blades in perfectly. The only thing I can thing of is either you're not heating up the shaft enough or Bauer blades are a teeny bit larger. I have a friend with a Reebok shaft and his Bauer p88 was a really tight fit.

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The guy in charge around here, Jarick, posted a video on how to insert a plug into the bottom of your stick to extend it. I have no experience with two-piece sticks but maybe the same would work.

He used a heat gun to heat up the shaft, allowing the material to be more malleable and, when cooling, contract back, holding the piece in-place.

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Yeah, meant AK27.

I tried it with a Montreal Euro wood blade, a Warrior "Bandito" standard blade, and finally a Warrior AK27 standard blade...all three felt too heavy and awkward to use. Last time I tried using standard shafts.
I was looking at the easton Eq50 shaft in 70 flex. It is tapered, is that better or worse than standard? Some people say not to get it because tapered blades are hard to find..is that true? I feel like I want a senior shaft, im only about 5'8 though..I can flex my friends 85 flex easton stick

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Tapered. And what matters more is not that you can flex something by pushing it against the ground, but if you can manage to store enough energy into it in a game situation. Tapered blades are carried by the big box online stores.

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Easton and Combat Shafts?

Im 5'8 and im looking for a new shaft, I came across this http://www.hockeymonkey.com/combat-h...ar-tpr-sr.html


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http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-h...y-eq50-sr.html

I heard that with the eastons you can cut 3 inches off without changing the flex.
How long are the Combat Shafts? Ive never heard of them before and im looking for the best stick for my size

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Easton, much like bauer, has lines on the shaft indicating the flex if the shaft was cut to said line. Bauer recently purchased Combat, hence the cheap prices and inventory liquidation. For the price, both shafts are good choices. The Combat is tapered, so I would guess 53" would be the length.

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Im 5'8 and im looking for a new shaft, I came across this http://www.hockeymonkey.com/combat-h...ar-tpr-sr.html


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http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-h...y-eq50-sr.html

I heard that with the eastons you can cut 3 inches off without changing the flex.
How long are the Combat Shafts? Ive never heard of them before and im looking for the best stick for my size
I don't think you can cut 3 inches off an Easton shaft and not have the flex change (although Easton sticks/shaft are slightly whippier than their rated flex). I assume Combat shafts are as long as Bauer shafts. The regular length for a senior shaft is 52-54 inches. The new Warrior senior shafts are 56 inches long though.

At 5'8, I think you should settle for an Intermediate Warrior tapered shaft. They are almost as long as senior shafts (51 inches), and they are whippy (70 flex). They will not require any cutting for you.
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/warrior-...-grip-int.html
I'm 3-4 inches taller than you, and I find 54 inch shafts like the senior Total One to be perfect for me. You should be good with a 51 inch shaft.


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I don't think you can cut 3 inches off an Easton shaft and not have the flex change (although Easton sticks/shaft are slightly whippier than their rated flex). I assume Combat shafts are as long as Bauer shafts. The regular length for a senior shaft is 52-54 inches. The new Warrior senior shafts are 56 inches long though.

At 5'8, I think you should settle for an Intermediate Warrior tapered shaft. They are almost as long as senior shafts (51 inches), and they are whippy (70 flex). They will not require any cutting for you.
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/warrior-...-grip-int.html
I'm 3-4 inches taller than you, and I find 54 inch shafts like the senior Total One to be perfect for me. You should be good with a 51 inch shaft.
I would like to keep the shaft for a while, im still growing . I was thinking of the easton tapered shaft that is 55 inches at 70 flex, and cutting it to about 50 inches. Either that or the combat but there are no real specifications of the combat and I dont want to buy it blindly

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I don't have a warrior shaft but I used to use Bauer blades and they always seemed to be the toughest to get in. You gotta heat up your shaft good, and I wouldn't use any tape on the blade, its already a tight fit. Make sure to heat up all the way down to where the blade insert will end.

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I would like to keep the shaft for a while, im still growing . I was thinking of the easton tapered shaft that is 55 inches at 70 flex, and cutting it to about 50 inches. Either that or the combat but there are no real specifications of the combat and I dont want to buy it blindly
Keep in mind that when you cut 5 inches off your 70 flex shaft, it will be around 90 flex, which might be too stiff for you since you're still young and growing up

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Keep in mind that when you cut 5 inches off your 70 flex shaft, it will be around 90 flex, which might be too stiff for you since you're still young and growing up
I thought that the eastons let you cut 3 inches off before getting the advertised flex?

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