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3 Specs : Lowest senior-sized flex, highest lie, mid-toe curve. Find my stick!

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10-14-2011, 11:30 PM
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3 Specs : Lowest senior-sized flex, highest lie, mid-toe curve. Find my stick!

Looking for what seems to be the impossible. Searching for a stick that fits that criteria. I'm used to Sakic style curves, and I like to play with a 6+ lie. Also, looking for something whippy. I have big hands, and I know the only intermediate with senior thickness are Eastons, but I always seem to make Easton blades go soft and I would most likely need to put an extension in one (6'-6'1"). Where can I find my holy grail? Preferably something kinda lightweight, as I'm used to Dolomites and S17's.

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I know that Warrior makes 70 flex shafts, maybe one of the long AK27's in a 70 flex.

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

Easton EQ50 in a Sr size with a 70 flex - that should help you if you don't mind 2 piece.

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Looking for what seems to be the impossible. Searching for a stick that fits that criteria. I'm used to Sakic style curves, and I like to play with a 6+ lie. Also, looking for something whippy. I have big hands, and I know the only intermediate with senior thickness are Eastons, but I always seem to make Easton blades go soft and I would most likely need to put an extension in one (6'-6'1"). Where can I find my holy grail? Preferably something kinda lightweight, as I'm used to Dolomites and S17's.

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your only option may be to go with a shaft blade combo, dolo shaft with dolo dd blade...they're on closeout right now but they're available in lie 5 and 6(warrior lies tend to run high, 5's are like 6's in easton and so on)

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Easton used to have some senior one piece sticks with 75 flexes but I remember they were very hard to find and had limited pattern selections.

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Easton used to have some senior one piece sticks with 75 flexes but I remember they were very hard to find and had limited pattern selections.
All companies, including Easton, make tonnes of 75/77 flex one piece sticks, they're very common at good hockey shops (i.e. not places like Sport Chek).


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Looking for what seems to be the impossible. Searching for a stick that fits that criteria. I'm used to Sakic style curves, and I like to play with a 6+ lie. Also, looking for something whippy. I have big hands, and I know the only intermediate with senior thickness are Eastons, but I always seem to make Easton blades go soft and I would most likely need to put an extension in one (6'-6'1"). Where can I find my holy grail? Preferably something kinda lightweight, as I'm used to Dolomites and S17's.

Thanks HF!
If you want a senior stick that feels really whippy, I'd suggest looking for a mid kick stick over a low kick, obviously in a 75 or 77 flex. Mid kick sticks almost always feel whippier because the flex at your lower hand, where you can really feel the flex, whereas low kick sticks are designed to feel stiff at your lower hand and flex closer to the blade, where you don't feel it so much.

If you're looking for a Sakic type curve, but with a higher lie, you don't have many options. Bauer's P92 is basically an exact Sakic clone now (used to be a bit different, now they're the same, including the lie), same goes for Rbk's Crosby curve (the P87A). If you can find an older Rbk Crosby, when it was the P87 (not P87A), I believe that had a higher lie, BUT Rbk sticks in general tend to focus on very low kick points, and feel quite stiff for their rated flex (at least the sickkick line does, not sure about the X.0.X line). The most common Warrior Draper/Kopitar (same curve) you'll find is their lie 5, which is also virtually identical to an Easton Sakic/Hall (including the lie), but as thedonger mentioned they do make lie 6 Draper/Kopitar curves too, which could work for you. The Widow SE comes is a 75 flex, and that would be very whippy (the Widow plays real whippy in general), but I don't know if they are making a lie 6 Kopitar/Draper for it. thedonger's suggestion of just getting some Dolomite DD lie 6 Draper curves (which you can find on closeout from sites like hockey monkey) is a pretty good one, they're available for pretty cheap on sites like hockey monkey, and you can pair them with whatever tapered shaft you want.


2 final options that could work well for you, both going the "custom" route:

1) On http://www.mywarriorhockey.com/ you can design custom sticks, though they're a bit more expensive than a retail stick would be. The Widow doesn't have the options you want (only comes in lie 5 Draper), but the Dolomite does, you can get it in a lie 6 Draper (more like an Easton lie 6.5), and you can actually get super whippy seniors there too, they offer senior Dolos in 65 and 70 flexes. This is probably your best option, but it won't be cheap

2) BASE hockey make cheaper custom sticks (I think around $160 + shipping when I got mine?), and also offer the Sakic curve in a variety of lies. You can find their site here: http://www.basehockey.ca/
I'd double check with them to make sure their lie 6 Sakic clone is a significantly higher lie than a normal Sakic, but I think it is. My 75 flex BASE is easily the whippiest 75 flex stick I've used, light and balanced too, and mine has been very durable, but there are 2 main drawbacks. One, the blade feel isn't great, a bit pingy/ceramic. Two, the shaft dimensions are a bit small, not as small as an intermediate, but small regardless, felt small in my hands even compared to a Bauer Vapour, and I believe you're trying to avoid small shafts.

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All companies, including Easton, make tonnes of 75/77 flex one piece sticks, they're very common at good hockey shops (i.e. not places like Sport Chek).



If you want a senior stick that feels really whippy, I'd suggest looking for a mid kick stick over a low kick, obviously in a 75 or 77 flex. Mid kick sticks almost always feel whippier because the flex at your lower hand, where you can really feel the flex, whereas low kick sticks are designed to feel stiff at your lower hand and flex closer to the blade, where you don't feel it so much.

If you're looking for a Sakic type curve, but with a higher lie, you don't have many options. Bauer's P92 is basically an exact Sakic clone now (used to be a bit different, now they're the same, including the lie), same goes for Rbk's Crosby curve (the P87A). If you can find an older Rbk Crosby, when it was the P87 (not P87A), I believe that had a higher lie, BUT Rbk sticks in general tend to focus on very low kick points, and feel quite stiff for their rated flex (at least the sickkick line does, not sure about the X.0.X line). The most common Warrior Draper/Kopitar (same curve) you'll find is their lie 5, which is also virtually identical to an Easton Sakic/Hall (including the lie), but as thedonger mentioned they do make lie 6 Draper/Kopitar curves too, which could work for you. The Widow SE comes is a 75 flex, and that would be very whippy (the Widow plays real whippy in general), but I don't know if they are making a lie 6 Kopitar/Draper for it. thedonger's suggestion of just getting some Dolomite DD lie 6 Draper curves (which you can find on closeout from sites like hockey monkey) is a pretty good one, they're available for pretty cheap on sites like hockey monkey, and you can pair them with whatever tapered shaft you want.


2 final options that could work well for you, both going the "custom" route:

1) On http://www.mywarriorhockey.com/ you can design custom sticks, though they're a bit more expensive than a retail stick would be. The Widow doesn't have the options you want (only comes in lie 5 Draper), but the Dolomite does, you can get it in a lie 6 Draper (more like an Easton lie 6.5), and you can actually get super whippy seniors there too, they offer senior Dolos in 65 and 70 flexes. This is probably your best option, but it won't be cheap

2) BASE hockey make cheaper custom sticks (I think around $160 + shipping when I got mine?), and also offer the Sakic curve in a variety of lies. You can find their site here: http://www.basehockey.ca/
I'd double check with them to make sure their lie 6 Sakic clone is a significantly higher lie than a normal Sakic, but I think it is. My 75 flex BASE is easily the whippiest 75 flex stick I've used, light and balanced too, and mine has been very durable, but there are 2 main drawbacks. One, the blade feel isn't great, a bit pingy/ceramic. Two, the shaft dimensions are a bit small, not as small as an intermediate, but small regardless, felt small in my hands even compared to a Bauer Vapour, and I believe you're trying to avoid small shafts.
forgot about the base option. any truth to the mentions that they play similar to dolomites?

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forgot about the base option. any truth to the mentions that they play similar to dolomites?
It's been a while since I used a Dolo, but IMO not really. As far as I can remember the BASE is whippier, has a more pingy/ceramic puck feel, is more of a mid kick, and the shaft feels a bit smaller in your hands. Not necessarily better or worse, just different. I've never used a stick that plays quite like the BASE, I do like it a lot for wrist shots though. If you're interested I recently wrote a review on it here:
http://www.modsquadhockey.com/forums...savoy-special/

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Looking for what seems to be the impossible. Searching for a stick that fits that criteria. I'm used to Sakic style curves, and I like to play with a 6+ lie. Also, looking for something whippy. I have big hands, and I know the only intermediate with senior thickness are Eastons, but I always seem to make Easton blades go soft and I would most likely need to put an extension in one (6'-6'1"). Where can I find my holy grail? Preferably something kinda lightweight, as I'm used to Dolomites and S17's.

Thanks HF!
OMG I'm looking for the EXACT SAME STICK except that I'd be looking for an 85 flex, fyi you might want to look into the custom bauer p12 curve (lie 7) or any sherwood stick with a PP20 curve (any flex, 6.5 lie) and last but not least, Reebok P87 (lie 7)

PM ME if you know/have any stick for sale with a sakic and pm9 curve on with a 6.5+ lie rh. reg flex
thank you

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Base 6 lie is the same as the stock P92 or Sakic 5.5 lie. I put them side by side.

I believe the new Warrior Dynasty two piece comes in 70 flex.

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