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12-02-2011, 10:59 AM
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Can anyone vouche for non big Brand sticks?

Just cause we all know what we like from Bauer, Warrior, Easton, Sherwood and RBK
being that there is one thread just for hockey tron with reviews that lack credibility, perhaps we should discuss?
Anyone can vouch as to how good sticks are from:

Rebellion
Flite
Fury
Inno
Combat/Ballastik
Blue Ice
Hockey Tron
Kynetix

I have a feeling that Rebellion & Combat aren't quite low end, like the rest of the other companies and that Inno might actually be warrior now.

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Out of those, Combat I would say has the most credibility. Coming from baseball, they really know their stuff and their sticks are amazing. Hockey Tron, takes and rebrands OEM stuff so I'm hesitant to say they make their own product. Inno is a very old company, now integrated with Warrior. Their stuff now are repaints from what I've heard.

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12-02-2011, 11:44 AM
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Can I borrow this thread for a question? Are there anyone who can provide me with a complete Combat blade chart or just a comparison with bauers blade chart.

On topic: I would also say that combat is the best of those. I've seen many with Rebellion sticks, but no one on my team or myself, so I don't know.
Ballistik- same story, but a more rare brand.
Inno-Warrior right?
Never heard of the other brands before, just Fury.

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Pretty sure Jagr uses Combat sticks, but they don't seem very durable, looks like he's breaking one or two a game or there-a-bouts.

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Pretty sure Jagr uses Combat sticks, but they don't seem very durable, looks like he's breaking one or two a game or there-a-bouts.
He sure does. He uses Combat gloves too.

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Combat is really high end stuff. They have been in the game a while in other sports. I would use them but they've never been on sale while I was buying.

Harrow is a solid smaller company. The only thing I've used of theirs is the 300 series, which is equivalent to the Easton ST, but a 2-piece version.

Inno got bought out by Warrior over 5 years ago so I wouldn't touch any of it. The old, old stock is gone and anything with the name is an SMU that I wouldn't trust.

Battleaxe is another brand I've used, did a review on the BX10 one piece. It was like a pro stock stick, super super light weight with fantastic kick but I snapped mine after a couple months on a shot, the only time I've ever broken a stick through game play. Based on that I think the next stick down might be very good for a rec leaguer.

Rebellion looks identical to the Battleaxe product and I would bet they come from the same manufacturer overseas.

Base is still a small company IMO but they have a lot of word of mouth. I have used their sticks and talked with reps and it's good stuff, not the highest end, but about on par with the Harrow and Easton ST IMO.

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12-03-2011, 03:50 AM
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I've posted this before but I've broken one Hockey Tron stick already and got some nasty chips and a dent in the blade of the other one. I fear it'll snap before the new year.

Whereas my 5K which has more ice time on it is practically unscathed.

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12-03-2011, 10:42 AM
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Had 2 blue ice Nano pros . Great sticks for a great price. If you were to compare it would match up to an S19 but IMO the blue ices are a bit more durable. Only broke them because of a slash and a guy stepped on the blade. For $100 you can't really go wrong with one of them.

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I've used Combat (formerly known as Ballistik) and BASE sticks. The BASE are a great value at $140 US. Play a bit whippy and have a lot of curves to choose from. I'm using a new Combat Pure right now. Blade seems to have a nice dampened feel to it and good pop. Only used it once so far.

Here's some Combat curve comparisons: Patterns:
CC (similar to Coffey), HCR (Heel Curve Round, similar to Drury), HCS (Heel Curve Square, similar to Lidstrom), IC (similar to Iginla), MC (similar to Modano), SC (similar to Spezza), TC (Toe Curve, similar to Sakic)

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I do know Harrow makes some pretty nice lacrosse stuff that I've had the pleasure to use, but not sure how that carries over to hockey.

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Does anyone have any experience of Fischer (known better as a ski manufacturer) sticks? Has anyone even seen one in North America?

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Well update on my hockey tron. I've got a four inch crack along the face of the blade. I'm gonna use it til it breaks but it's probably gonna die after tonights game. So the average life span for these two sticks I've bought from them are about 2 months per stick. I'm done with them.

They won't stop spamming me with promotions like everyday either.

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Ya I use the Blue Ice nano, ive had it for about 2 years now and I have loved it. Great price as mentioned above

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Love my rebellon black line red sticks as well Winnwell Makes an amazing stick for under
a 100 bucks GX 8. http://howtohockey.com/winnwell-gx-8...y-stick-review

I have 2 fury shafts but they are heavy and I use them for pond hockey.

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I've also heard nothing but good thing about the Nano... but its just so hard to pay that price when I can find a One95, SE16, or even a retail price T90 for about the same.

I did however try a Miken stick the other day, and was impressed, and the rep said he can get me them for about $100 a piece

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Alkali, new brand, ex-Mission guys, roller specific, but their sticks look sick and I'm sure can be used for ice as well, except one that I recently ordered which is ABS since I play on asphalt rinks

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Alkali, new brand, ex-Mission guys, roller specific, but their sticks look sick and I'm sure can be used for ice as well, except one that I recently ordered which is ABS since I play on asphalt rinks
I thought one was also from Bauer?

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if you can find any montreal player sticks you can really rip the puck with em

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I got a combat 52 cal and that stick is amazing.

Out of all the sticks ive had in my life, the EQ50 was better but this stick is performing beyond expectations. Great whip.

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Alkali, new brand, ex-Mission guys, roller specific, but their sticks look sick and I'm sure can be used for ice as well, except one that I recently ordered which is ABS since I play on asphalt rinks
Their sticks are crap. Skates might be legit but their sticks are bad. I know of three people who used it and their bad. Plenty of room to improve.

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I thought one was also from Bauer?
ohh I think you misunderstood me when I said "one" I meant a stick from Alkali, not a One (brand name) stick

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Their sticks are crap. Skates might be legit but their sticks are bad. I know of three people who used it and their bad. Plenty of room to improve.
care to elaborate on why they are crap? I mean I can't say because I still haven't used mine, but from what I've seen it's exactly what I'm looking for, the CA3 is a one piece composite with an ABS blade, something which I can't find unless I suck at seeking it out

plus the sticks aesthetically look pretty sweet, again I would have to reply when I use mine

well their skates have a notable incline, something which obviously has been inspired by the Mission skates

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ohh I think you misunderstood me when I said "one" I meant a stick from Alkali, not a One (brand name) stick



care to elaborate on why they are crap? I mean I can't say because I still haven't used mine, but from what I've seen it's exactly what I'm looking for, the CA3 is a one piece composite with an ABS blade, something which I can't find unless I suck at seeking it out

plus the sticks aesthetically look pretty sweet, again I would have to reply when I use mine

well their skates have a notable incline, something which obviously has been inspired by the Mission skates
The stick is heavy and has a poor whip. Play with it for a while. It's one of those sticks you think just needs to be broken in a little, but then you're 5-10 games in and its still not feeling right.

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The stick is heavy and has a poor whip. Play with it for a while. It's one of those sticks you think just needs to be broken in a little, but then you're 5-10 games in and its still not feeling right.
Yeah I've read that it's a bit blade heavy but that's to be expected from ABS I guess ...either way I'll be able to test it out on Friday since its supposed to arrive to tomorrow

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Pretty sure Jagr uses Combat sticks, but they don't seem very durable, looks like he's breaking one or two a game or there-a-bouts.
I have the Combat 45 cal and I love will probabley buy another when this one breaks.

Yeah Jagr uses them, some other players who used them or atleast used to are dustin Brown, Zach Bogosian, Ondrej Pavelec, Radim Vbrata, and Laurie Korpikoski.


I have a pair of Winnwell gloves also they are actually the one in my avatar with my son. I like them comfortable, light, breathable, durable I like'm and got a good deal on them.

Winnwell gloves are were being worn by atleast Rick Nash, Matt Stajan, Kyle Quincey, and I believe M.A Bergeron I looked this up a little while back so it may be wrong. Doug gilmour used to wear them

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I have the Combat 45 cal and I love will probabley buy another when this one breaks.

Yeah Jagr uses them, some other players who used them or atleast used to are dustin Brown, Zach Bogosian, Ondrej Pavelec, Radim Vbrata, and Laurie Korpikoski.


I have a pair of Winnwell gloves also they are actually the one in my avatar with my son. I like them comfortable, light, breathable, durable I like'm and got a good deal on them.

Winnwell gloves are were being worn by atleast Rick Nash, Matt Stajan, Kyle Quincey, and I believe M.A Bergeron I looked this up a little while back so it may be wrong. Doug gilmour used to wear them
He uses Combat Pures.

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