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06-24-2017, 07:38 PM
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Where can I buy a longer stick?

I love my Sherwood EK15. I've had it for four years and I'm looking to replace it. I feel like I've been playing with a stick that's too short for way too long and now that it's time to get a new one, I'd like to find one that's a bit longer.

Any ideas where I can buy a longer stick? Even 61" would be better. I don't like using a plug on the end.

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06-24-2017, 09:21 PM
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I haven't researched this extensively, but IMHO you'll either have to look for older sticks or custom order.

From what I've been noticing, sticks are getting shorter, and I'm guessing it's to save on material cost, since many end up cutting inches off anyway.

Otherwise, you're stuck with butt ends. Is there a reason why you don't like to use butt ends? I've used butt ends from 1 inch to 4 inches and it doesn't bother me at all.

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06-24-2017, 11:26 PM
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I haven't researched this extensively, but IMHO you'll either have to look for older sticks or custom order.

From what I've been noticing, sticks are getting shorter, and I'm guessing it's to save on material cost, since many end up cutting inches off anyway.

Otherwise, you're stuck with butt ends. Is there a reason why you don't like to use butt ends? I've used butt ends from 1 inch to 4 inches and it doesn't bother me at all.

I guess I've only tried it once, and it had a tiny amount of play in it. IDK, it just didn't feel right. Maybe I'll try it again. Where can I custom order a stick, if you know?

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06-25-2017, 12:09 AM
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I guess I've only tried it once, and it had a tiny amount of play in it. IDK, it just didn't feel right. Maybe I'll try it again. Where can I custom order a stick, if you know?
There's Base hockey
http://www.basehockey.ca/

I've never ordered a custom stick from any of the big companies, but I believe Bauer, CCM, and Warrior offer customisation, and you can go through your local hockey store to do it. Not sure if Sherwood offers it.

I just checked, and for Bauer, you can go through their myBauer website, but for the others, I'm not sure. I couldn't find my way to an ordering option on their websites, but it might be I'm just too dumb to find it.

As for play when adding an extension, that happens to me sometimes. What I do is I put strips of hockey tape to make the insert wider. And usually that takes care of things. If you try this, it might take a few tries to get it right. But it's probably the cheaper option. Other than Base hockey, ordering custom sticks requires a minimum order size. I think that number is 6, so you better love that stick.

Oh I think there might be another option. You can see if you can get prostock sticks, left over sticks from pro teams. I think there's a website that specialises in it, but I'm not familiar with this option at all.

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06-25-2017, 06:23 AM
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Yeah as the last paragraph states. You can order pro stock sticks though prostockhockey.com. I've used them and they're the best.

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Yeah as the last paragraph states. You can order pro stock sticks though prostockhockey.com. I've used them and they're the best.
Another 2 places with large selections of sticks the pro shop in the Foxboro,MA rink has tons of pro stock sticks and so do the guys over here http://www.dkhockey.com/.

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The Warrior QRL Pro (second from the top in that line) is 63" stock. The upcoming Warrior Alpha QX Pro (also second from the top) will also be 63" stock. The Pro labelled (not to be confused with Pro Stock) Warrior sticks are made in China instead of Mexico and are a touch heavier, but offer similar performance to their top of the line sticks at a lower price.

The QRL Pro (ultra low kick) and Alpha QX Pro (low kick) are the latest models. If you want to look for previous models to save more then look for the QR Pro (ultra low kick) and Dynasty Pro (mid-kick).


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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm going to look around on the web tonight to see if I can figure something out. One thing: after using my EK15 for the last four years, I can't see using a heavier stick. This thing weighs 385 grams I believe. Anything else is going to feel like lead. I might just get another EK15 and try putting a plug in it. Can you buy a plug that's not wood? Anything better available?

I'm open for ideas still. Thanks for the replies again.

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06-25-2017, 06:13 PM
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Yeah Bauer and CCM make composite plugs, but they're a bit pricey at around $15-$20. Make sure the plugs actually fit your stick. It's not a case of one size fits all. Each company has slightly different shaft dimensions.

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I guess I've only tried it once, and it had a tiny amount of play in it. IDK, it just didn't feel right. Maybe I'll try it again. Where can I custom order a stick, if you know?

If you feel play in the butt end plug, I recommend removing the glue first and adding a few strips of stick tape to the taper that goes in the shaft, then reapplying glue with a heat gun to the outside of the stick tape as you slide the plug into the shaft. This works very well with blades as well to make a tighter connection to the shaft.

The wood plugs work great, but add weight to the stick. Most players never notice or care about this weight because it's so far up, it counters blade heavy sticks. In the 90's and early 2000's a lot of players would cut their shafts short and use wood plugs to help counter the heavy blades we used in 2 piece sticks. Also some players do this with lower end 1 piece sticks as the blades are pretty heavy in these sticks. Helps with stick handling and the like.

Composite plugs are great also and keep the overall weight low, but in the two I've tried (warrior and ccm) both have cracked in the taper over time, making the $15 plug useless after about a month or two worth of use.

Wood plugs are also great if you like a taper on your top hand, as you can shave down and sand it to preference. We used to do this on wood sticks back in the day, and the feel is great, unless you prefer a big knob on your buttend.

Hope that helps.

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If you feel play in the butt end plug, I recommend removing the glue first
There HAS to be a better choice of words to get your point across

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There HAS to be a better choice of words to get your point across
There may be a better way, but it won't be any where near as fun to read.

Please don't change.

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There HAS to be a better choice of words to get your point across
There is a ton of comedic gold when talking about your shaft. Butt ends not withstanding. =)

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There HAS to be a better choice of words to get your point across
it's weird that's the part that stuck out for you.
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...the feel is great, unless you prefer a big knob on your buttend...
This part made me want to say the same thing!

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