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02-24-2014, 06:59 PM
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anyone know why the ek15 has only one pattern available on major retail sites? its been like this for months
I think only 2 or 3 patterns were part of the initial release with more coming out in March. Most online sites I see, carry the Ryan & Stastny patterns...

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02-24-2014, 07:54 PM
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I think only 2 or 3 patterns were part of the initial release with more coming out in March. Most online sites I see, carry the Ryan & Stastny patterns...
the non grip version has only the stastny on every site ive checked

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the non grip version has only the stastny on every site ive checked
I think Sher-wood only offers the non-grip in a Stastny pattern

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02-25-2014, 07:43 AM
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02-25-2014, 11:24 AM
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Talked to BASE and can get in on the "Nasty" testing discount, so I think I'll order one when I get paid on Friday.

75 flex intermediate
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02-28-2014, 02:48 PM
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Order placed today on the BASE. They say they have a "unique" new finish on the blade. I was ambivalent on the shark skin coating, but I'm curious to see what's up their sleeve.

I'll have a review thread (as I always do) when it gets in, probably mid to late March.

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02-28-2014, 03:32 PM
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Order placed today on the BASE. They say they have a "unique" new finish on the blade. I was ambivalent on the shark skin coating, but I'm curious to see what's up their sleeve.

I'll have a review thread (as I always do) when it gets in, probably mid to late March.
Was really tempted by that offer lol enjoy.

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02-28-2014, 03:46 PM
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Talked to BASE and can get in on the "Nasty" testing discount, so I think I'll order one when I get paid on Friday.

75 flex intermediate
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Mine will hopefully be here today, so I'll have a chance to use it at S/P tomorrow morning. I'm excited.

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02-28-2014, 04:54 PM
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Order placed today on the BASE. They say they have a "unique" new finish on the blade. I was ambivalent on the shark skin coating, but I'm curious to see what's up their sleeve.

I'll have a review thread (as I always do) when it gets in, probably mid to late March.
What is it about the shark skin coating that you don't like ? I wish all my sticks had textured blades. The only stick that I've ever owned with a textured blade is the APX, and I find it gives good control. It's really useful when the tape rips during the course of a game.

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02-28-2014, 04:57 PM
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By the way, where can I find the P08 curve ? The only sticks that are available with this curve are the top end Bauers, but I refuse to pay $200-300 for it. Does Warrior still sell the Kremlin curve ?

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can these fancy composites be heat molded to whatever curve you want, or no?

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03-01-2014, 02:13 PM
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You can't curve composite blades, they will crack.



A number of reasons I'm not big on shark skin blades:

- feels kind of plastic-like
- makes the blade (at least seem) thicker
- adds a useless texture that I'm just going to tape over
- tape doesn't stick as well to the blade

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So I snapped both of my sticks in back to back games this weekend, was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations for sticks <$100 range

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So I snapped both of my sticks in back to back games this weekend, was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations for sticks <$100 range
If you make an effort to put an extra $10, you can get the Vapor X6.0 which sells for $110. I bought one 2 years ago for almost $200. I'd say it's a pretty good deal.

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03-02-2014, 02:02 AM
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ek15 > all

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What would you guys say is the most durable and forgiving stick under $100?
My aluminum stick is giving me stingers and I'm worried about inadvertently injuring people in my beer league.
I'm a bigger guy and I've got a cannon. So something that doesn't go balsa on me is crucial.

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So I played a scrimmage today and took a few slapshots. At the end of practice, I see a crack on my APX (don't know how to insert a picture). I lean on it, and it snaps in two right where I put my hand to take a slapshot .

I won't buy a $200 stick again for a long time. Any recommandations ? I'm looking for a stick with a huge toe curve around $100.

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03-02-2014, 05:19 PM
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I've been reading through a bunch of earlier posts in this thread and I think I'm going to pick up a sherwood n12.

I was wondering what the plekanec curve was like or what similar curves for other brands were, I was checking Jarick's pattern equivalency chart and couldn't find it on it.

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Just received a new APX2 P14 77 Grip in the mail last Thursday and tried it out right away...

Laser-beams. That thing launches a snap-shot like no other. I'd been using the Kane P88 curve on my last stick (APX LE 77) and it was good but I forgot how much harder my shot was and more importantly how much QUICKER my release was with the P14.

I ****in love the P14.

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03-03-2014, 09:59 AM
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Several guys on my team have been trying to sell me on the 25k ribcor.

Decided to pick up one (Datsyuk 75 flex). Always liked that curve even though I almost exclusively use curves like Frolov/Kovalev/p91a.

Excited to try it out tonight so long as our games aren't cancelled due to weather.

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Has anyone gotten any custom sticks from Warrior? My wife had gotten me one for Christmas, and the first blade came in with some weird deformities on it. I retape sticks between games, and after removing the tape for the first time the deformity had now become a hole. They let me send it back in and a replacement came in a few weeks later, with what appears to be the same deformity, only larger this time. In talking with their customer service, they're saying that's just a consistency problem and that that is how their customs are. I was wondering if anyone else had run into this.

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03-03-2014, 01:42 PM
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My custom Widow had the same thing on the blade. It should be a cosmetic thing, not structural so you shouldn't worry. Keep checking every now and then of course.

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Yeah my DT1LT has it too.

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I've been reading through a bunch of earlier posts in this thread and I think I'm going to pick up a sherwood n12.

I was wondering what the plekanec curve was like or what similar curves for other brands were, I was checking Jarick's pattern equivalency chart and couldn't find it on it.
I was just going to recommend a Sherwood. Best priced sticks on the market IMO. A $100 Sherwood is probably just as good as a $150-$180 anything else. One of my buddies actually prefers the N12 to the T100.

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I was just going to recommend a Sherwood. Best priced sticks on the market IMO. A $100 Sherwood is probably just as good as a $150-$180 anything else. One of my buddies actually prefers the N12 to the T100.
That's only a fair comparison if the Sherwood is on sale and is a higher end. You can't really compare a T70 to a DT3 for example.

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