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03-24-2007, 06:35 PM
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new RBK stick

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl...amd101&prov=ap

is this the stick with holes in it...if so...what do u guys know about it??

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03-24-2007, 06:38 PM
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl...amd101&prov=ap

is this the stick with holes in it...if so...what do u guys know about it??
All I know is Bob Errey is obsessed with it.

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03-24-2007, 06:45 PM
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl..._pm&prov=getty

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl...jmc105&prov=ap

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo?sl..._pm&prov=getty


just a few other pics

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03-24-2007, 06:53 PM
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wow...decided to check the site and this thing looks sick...definatly my next stick

www.rbkhockey.com

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If you got $250 to fork over...

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03-25-2007, 11:03 AM
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I used one last weekend and I was not impressed. I was on the ice with a reporter that got one to test and write and article about it. I normally use a xxx lite, the rbk stick felt heavy and thick. I think it's all hype at this point.

Try it before you buy it...

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03-25-2007, 12:45 PM
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As a defender, I like heavier sticks better then light ones, is this a one-peice?

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ya its one peice...but its 250


id much rather spend 179 on the Synergy Elite or the new Vector 10.0

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03-25-2007, 02:28 PM
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Sheesh, Thats way too much for a one-peice stick.

I'll stay with my Montreals thank you very much.

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Well all these sticks are "one piece"...still $179 is too much...I'm gonna agree with Chico, Montreals please.

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I'll try one.

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03-25-2007, 06:40 PM
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I found out about this over 2 months ago and told everyone on my team. The company that had the meeting also sold the idea to Prince tennis. They put holes like that around the actual racket. They also did it for racquetball rackets and croiket rackets. The company with O-tech is also making lacrosse sticks and field hockey sticks, but they're currently patent pending. If anyone wants to call my bluff that I've known about this for a while I'd be more than happy to post a pic of a piece of a tennis racket that they gave us.

But yeah, this is probably one of the biggest upgrades to sticks in a long time and it's got me excited.

Edit: I'm a Materials Science and Engineering major at Rutgers, so this stuff is right up my alley...

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03-25-2007, 08:03 PM
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It's nice if you don't mind when the blade breaks you can't cut it off and replace it.

Personally I think it's dumb as all hell but then again I've never even touched one.

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Looks like bad news to me. Easier to break= $$$

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Looks like bad news to me. Easier to break= $$$
Yeah, I think it should be pretty obvious that's all that RBK thinks about. Even in alot of their other sticks, they have little triangle designs above the blade so that if you cut it, you can't put another blade in. They want them to break and make you buy another.

I'm an Easton guy =p who's warrior-curious haha.

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Wouldn't say easier to break...isn't the reason for the holes is to strengthen the area around it? Arch shape= strong structure?

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well i might have to go for the sickkick because they are offering a Bergeron curve next year...and well...my avatar says the rest

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03-26-2007, 12:32 AM
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Wouldn't say easier to break...isn't the reason for the holes is to strengthen the area around it? Arch shape= strong structure?
That's exactly what the guy said at the meeting I went to. In theory and also through testing it should break less. It's not like they cut out the holes. The piece of stick between the holes are like pure composite, not hollow like a general shaft. The cost should be high because for those that don't know, making a shaft, you basically make the shaft, heat it in a mold, put a bladder in it, fill it with air and cool it and it melts and forms the shape. This is more complicated cause you have to work the holes out, increasing the cost a bit, but they said its not that much. But from all I've seen its still just as strong, if not stronger, less likely to break at that bending point, and less drag(though air drag doesn't effect it too much).


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If it comes with an NHL contract I'll buy 1. Until then I'll stick with Easton.

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03-26-2007, 06:18 PM
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My first thought is that it was a gimmick, just like those three finger mission gloves they made a while back. Still, should give it a chance before I write it off.

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the holes are mainly to decrease force against wind...they were put there so the stick can cut through the air better while still getting a good amount of flex. the structure does have something to do with it but hte main concept behind this stick is to increase speed easier...just my .02

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Is that sarcasm

Cause it's not for aerodynamics...I mean if it was such a problem guys would be cranking out 100MPH shots. And with a inch wide shaft, I doubt cutting out 1/3" holes would do much.

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The holes are also designed to prevent the stick from wearing down, if your a player who flexes the stick a lot when you shoot, you may notice after a while the stick doesn't have the same whip it used to, the holes will prevent this from happening.

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the holes are mainly to decrease force against wind...they were put there so the stick can cut through the air better while still getting a good amount of flex. the structure does have something to do with it but hte main concept behind this stick is to increase speed easier...just my .02
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Is that sarcasm

Cause it's not for aerodynamics...I mean if it was such a problem guys would be cranking out 100MPH shots. And with a inch wide shaft, I doubt cutting out 1/3" holes would do much.
Though the drag from air is reduced, its barely noticeable.

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Haven't seen exactly how big it is, but yeah, it's gonna be negligble on a hockey stick.

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