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02-23-2007, 10:30 PM
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Need Help - 1st time Composite Shaft shopping

For all of my hockey playing life I have been using one piece wooden sticks.

I am now finally deciding to make the switch over to a two piece composite stick.


Can anybody help me out by recommending a shaft that is light in weight, grippy, and durable?


How durable are the Synergy IIs? Any others I should know about? I want to get a low-kickpoint stick that takes tapered blades.


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02-23-2007, 10:46 PM
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If budget is a consideration, HockeyMonkey.com has been clearing out the Mission L-2 and RBK 6K tapered shafts.

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rbk-hock...-6k-combo.html
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/sfrbl2combosrc.html

Tough to beat those prices since they come with two replacement blades. I have a pro stock L-2 + L-2 blade....it's a little bit blade heavy. Slightly noticeable compared to my other one piece sticks (Synergy SL, Bauer XXX). But once I'm actually playing, you don't really notice much. Unfortunately no grip on the L-2.

My roommate has an intermediate Synthesis (the previous version of the Synergy II). Paired with the carbon blade, it felt perfectly balanced. The blade didn't last too long, but he was using it outdoors.

Heard plenty of good things about the Warrior Dolomite tapered shaft. If you got noodle arms like me, you might appreciate the option of having a 75 flex senior shaft.

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I always recomend the ultralite shaft. It uses standard blades, is very lightweight and durable. Very good shaft and not too pricey. The synergy II is basically a Synergy SL, the (matching) blades are expensive and not soo durable. I like tapered shafts myself but it's tough finding the right patterns. I have a couple cut OPSs that are cut for tapered blades that I'm selling for cheap if you're interested.

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I went into a local sports shop today and asked what the difference was between tapered and non-tapered and I was told that tapered sticks allow for a more accurate and quick release.


Does it really make a huge noticable difference if it is tapered or not? I have a 100 dollar budget for the shaft.

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I also forgot to mention that I will be using this for roller hockey, not ice hockey...so it will be on sportcourt instead of ice. I don't know how big of a difference that makes for blades.

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Can anybody help me out by recommending a shaft that is light in weight, grippy, and durable?

The Bauer Endure is all those things and more. I loved it so much I bought another for a backup. Being a D man, I wanted durability and this shaft is a tank without being heavy.

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I went into a local sports shop today and asked what the difference was between tapered and non-tapered and I was told that tapered sticks allow for a more accurate and quick release.


Does it really make a huge noticable difference if it is tapered or not? I have a 100 dollar budget for the shaft.
For most people, no. And for using it on sportcourt you could use either but since there are better(more) options for standard shafts I'd go with what's more available. This year a few more blades than just the vector v40 will be standard short hosel blades so standard shafts will be offering you lower kickpoint options.

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RBK 6K shaft blade combo is a really good deal it is light nice feel and very durabile

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RBK 6K shaft blade combo is a really good deal it is light nice feel and very durabile
What's the flex on that thing?

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Easton Ultralite.

Consistent design, flex options, a tank, looks good too. Get the white one or a grip model (red).

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its an intermediate flex dont know exactly what it is

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Synergy 2 shaft is a great choice.

Any tapered shaft would be a good choice

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Does anyone know if all tapered blades will work for any tapered shaft? I have synergy blades specifically, will they work on the RBK 6 or Warrior Dolomite? Thanks.

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Easton Ultralite.

Consistent design, flex options, a tank, looks good too. Get the white one or a grip model (red).
Start from the Easton Ultralite, for all the above reasons. Get the Ultralite Grip if you want more grip.

I myself like the Nike Apollo shafts, as they are durable and also lighter/feels better than the Ultralites, but you're gonna have to dig around to find those.


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