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01-02-2014, 03:56 PM
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I thought that the eastons let you cut 3 inches off before getting the advertised flex?
I never heard of that, but if you're still growing up, you might not want to cut the shaft a lot, so that you "grow into it", and the length will be perfect at some point.
When I bought my Total One 2 years ago, I was the same size as you, and I didn't cut it. It was really long for me, but now it's perfect, and I cut 2 inches off for superior stick handling and for a stiffer flex. It was 87 flex, now it's closer to 95 flex. When I hit my slapshots in the sweet spot, it kills whoever is standing in front of it.

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I would cut the shaft to where you want it to be, then if you grow a couple inches, get a $5 wooden plug and install it, then cut it off to the desired length. If you end up growing more than a couple inches, you'll probably want a stiffer shaft!

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01-02-2014, 04:57 PM
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Did you end up keeping the shaft/blade or returning it?

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01-02-2014, 06:27 PM
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Warrior free flex

I was looking at the Senior Warrior shafts and some say +4" shaft length. If i buy the stick at 75 flex does this mean that I will have to cut it 4 inches to get the real 75 flex?

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01-02-2014, 09:00 PM
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Did you end up keeping the shaft/blade or returning it?
Ive still got it sitting around, are there any good tapered INT. shafts available?

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01-02-2014, 10:21 PM
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Jeez man, do you need 4 threads for your shaft purchase decision? Just make one lol

Which shaft?

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01-07-2014, 09:18 AM
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Bauer flex rating after cutting?

My brother has a bauer vapor x90 shaft that is 77 flex at 52". If he cuts it down 4 inches what would the flex be? I cant seem to find a recent chart anywhere

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the rule of thumb ive always heard is every inch adds about 4 flex points.

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If it's anything like the Vapors I've cut down from 77 flex, it will probably be 95-100 flex.

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If it's anything like the Vapors I've cut down from 77 flex, it will probably be 95-100 flex.
Would he be able to use that effectively if he cuts it? Hes about the same height as me, 5"8 maybe 5"9 and 150 pounds

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Would he be able to use that effectively if he cuts it? Hes about the same height as me, 5"8 maybe 5"9 and 150 pounds
There's no way a 5"8-9, 150 pounds player can use a 95-100 flex properly. He'd lose some power on his shot.

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If he plays with a longer stick, maybe. It's personal preference, but I found those tapered Bauer shafts to play stiff.

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If he plays with a longer stick, maybe. It's personal preference, but I found those tapered Bauer shafts to play stiff.
But then the longer stick wouldn't be adequate for stickhandling. An uncut 2 piece senior stick is definitely too long for a 5"8 guy.
I recommend an intermediate shaft.

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01-09-2014, 10:52 AM
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But then the longer stick wouldn't be adequate for stickhandling. An uncut 2 piece senior stick is definitely too long for a 5"8 guy.
I recommend an intermediate shaft.
He had a 67 flex intermediate for roller and he said it was too whippy for him to stickhandle with

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But then the longer stick wouldn't be adequate for stickhandling. An uncut 2 piece senior stick is definitely too long for a 5"8 guy.
I recommend an intermediate shaft.
Maybe, maybe not. He could still cut the stick down a couple inches and get away with it, assuming he's really good at hockey and/or used to it and/or uses a low lie blade. Common with defensemen. There is the tradeoff though.

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He had a 67 flex intermediate for roller and he said it was too whippy for him to stickhandle with
See, this is the problem with flex ratings. They don't mean anything when you compare them across brands, even models of the same brand sometimes.

I'm guessing it was a standard taper Bauer like a One90/95 or Total One? Those things felt like about 50 flex to me and were unusable. I ended up giving mine to a friend's girlfriend.

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Just to tag on to that last comment. Here's a bunch of sticks I've used and the perceived flex:


TPS "Intrigue" Int standard shaft ~ 50 flex
TPS XN10 Int standard shaft ~ 50 flex
Bauer One95 Int shaft "67 flex" ~ 50 flex
(these literally felt like they were going to break on every shot)

Warrior Covert DT2 Int OPS "55 flex" ~ 55 flex
BASE Hockey Savoy Int tapered shaft "65 flex" ~ 55 flex
(these feel pretty whippy)

TPS Redlite R2 Int OPS ~ 60 flex
Bauer Vapor XXV Int OPS "67 flex" ~ 60 flex
Bauer One95 Int OPS "67 flex" ~ 60 flex
(these are a hair whippy)

Easton Synergy SE16 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 65 flex
Warrior Dolomite Int OPS "70 flex" ~ 65 flex
Battleaxe BX10 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 65 flex
(these are right in my wheelhouse for flex)

Mission Fuel Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 70 flex
Montreal M60 OPS "65 flex" ~ 70 flex
Bauer Vapor APX Int OPS "75 flex" ~ 70 flex
(these feel just a hair stiff but are fine)

Miken Z9 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 80 flex
Warrior Widow Int OPS "70 flex" ~ 80 flex
(these were too stiff for me to really flex much)

Easton Cyclone standard shaft "65 flex" ~ 100 flex
Easton Z-Bubble standard shaft "65 flex" ~ 100 flex
(no idea what the hell was going on with these as they felt like 100 flex to me, but they're long discontinued)


There's probably a bunch more I could throw in there as well.

Point is, unless you get your hands on the stick and grab it where you're planning to cut it down, you have no idea how it's going to feel based on the rating. ESPECIALLY for intermediate sticks. I think most manufacturers standardize 85 flex senior sticks fairly well, but they don't do a great job when it comes to intermediates.

The safest thing to do IMO is to use an Easton stick, because their flex ratings have been very accurate for me historically. OR to experiment with a company that offers multiple flex ratings like BASE.

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01-12-2014, 04:47 PM
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Just to tag on to that last comment. Here's a bunch of sticks I've used and the perceived flex:


TPS "Intrigue" Int standard shaft ~ 50 flex
TPS XN10 Int standard shaft ~ 50 flex
Bauer One95 Int shaft "67 flex" ~ 50 flex
(these literally felt like they were going to break on every shot)

Warrior Covert DT2 Int OPS "55 flex" ~ 55 flex
BASE Hockey Savoy Int tapered shaft "65 flex" ~ 55 flex
(these feel pretty whippy)

TPS Redlite R2 Int OPS ~ 60 flex
Bauer Vapor XXV Int OPS "67 flex" ~ 60 flex
Bauer One95 Int OPS "67 flex" ~ 60 flex
(these are a hair whippy)

Easton Synergy SE16 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 65 flex
Warrior Dolomite Int OPS "70 flex" ~ 65 flex
Battleaxe BX10 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 65 flex
(these are right in my wheelhouse for flex)

Mission Fuel Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 70 flex
Montreal M60 OPS "65 flex" ~ 70 flex
Bauer Vapor APX Int OPS "75 flex" ~ 70 flex
(these feel just a hair stiff but are fine)

Miken Z9 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 80 flex
Warrior Widow Int OPS "70 flex" ~ 80 flex
(these were too stiff for me to really flex much)

Easton Cyclone standard shaft "65 flex" ~ 100 flex
Easton Z-Bubble standard shaft "65 flex" ~ 100 flex
(no idea what the hell was going on with these as they felt like 100 flex to me, but they're long discontinued)


There's probably a bunch more I could throw in there as well.

Point is, unless you get your hands on the stick and grab it where you're planning to cut it down, you have no idea how it's going to feel based on the rating. ESPECIALLY for intermediate sticks. I think most manufacturers standardize 85 flex senior sticks fairly well, but they don't do a great job when it comes to intermediates.

The safest thing to do IMO is to use an Easton stick, because their flex ratings have been very accurate for me historically. OR to experiment with a company that offers multiple flex ratings like BASE.
Whats the word on the Bauer Totalone NXG

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01-13-2014, 02:19 PM
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Shaft or OPS?

I'm pretty sure Bauer hasn't changed their shaft design in forever, so it's the same as the old ones but with a new paint job.

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Whats the word on the Bauer Totalone NXG
The shaft is essentially the same as the Total One's, so it should play a bit whippier than the rated flex. I used the 87 flex and it felt like an 80 flex, but when I cut it down to 96 flex, it felt more like a 90 flex.

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Combat Hockey CC Curve?

IM looking at the chart and it looks pretty lethal to me. Looks like a bigger toe curve and more open than the Combat Jagr. Can someone tell me what the combat CC curve is like

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More open version of Sherwood's Coffey. Essentially just a really big sweeping mid curve.

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Easton Mako M5 II question

Does the Mako M5 II shaft allow a free flex zone? Like could one cut it maybe 3 inches without changing the flex

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Free flex zones do not exist because of physics.

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Free flex zones do not exist because of physics.
I know that, I worded it incorrectly..would i be able to chop 3 inches off before getting to the advertised flex

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I know that, I worded it incorrectly..would i be able to chop 3 inches off before getting to the advertised flex
Yes. Easton adds 3 inches above the advertised flex, it goes back to the days of the synergy with the wood plug already in them.

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