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03-02-2012, 05:24 PM
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Nope. Flex and stick length should be your main concerns.

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sherwood t90 undercover

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What about a good fiber glass stick thats around $30 to 50?
Pro Hockey Life has a $39.99 sherwood x-lite. The absolute best value stick IMHO.


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Not sure if anyone has played with it or not, but Eagle's Talon 90 is a top of the line stick for only $150. It only weighs 5 grams more than the RS. I've never used an Eagle stick before though, so I can't comment on how it plays. But feeling it in store, damn, that thing feels great.

Then again, my RS feels pretty good too.

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03-03-2012, 05:44 PM
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Not sure if anyone has played with it or not, but Eagle's Talon 90 is a top of the line stick for only $150. It only weighs 5 grams more than the RS. I've never used an Eagle stick before though, so I can't comment on how it plays. But feeling it in store, damn, that thing feels great.

Then again, my RS feels pretty good too.
But is it as well balanced as the RS? Balance is much more important than weight. However, I have not heard good things about Eagle's sticks.

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Agreed with a poster a few pages back that the blades on the se16's are weak. I just picked up a Bauer Vapor X4.0 for $60 and it feels amazing.

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No one does that, kid.

The One95s are tank. Most Sportcheks are clean out, though you should ask an associate to check the computer for you.
Yeah the One95's at Sport Check / Hockey Experts was a great deal. I don't think you can find that in the G.T.A though.

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Nope. Flex and stick length should be your main concerns.
Agreed, when I see guys buying a pro stock stick I laugh. Those sticks are way too stiff for the average beer leaguer!

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Agreed, when I see guys buying a pro stock stick I laugh. Those sticks are way too stiff for the average beer leaguer!
...lots of pros use whippy sticks.

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...lots of pros use whippy sticks.
lots of pros use selectively whippy sticks, and why i mean is part of the stick is whippy and the rest is stiff

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lots of pros use selectively whippy sticks, and why i mean is part of the stick is whippy and the rest is stiff
That's called the profile, and there isn't nearly as much that can be done with flex as the profile.

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lots of pros use selectively whippy sticks, and why i mean is part of the stick is whippy and the rest is stiff
Your point being what? All I'm saying is that it's not like all pro stock sticks are 110+.

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Agreed, when I see guys buying a pro stock stick I laugh. Those sticks are way too stiff for the average beer leaguer!
Mmmm, there are plenty of prostocks in the 85-100 range which should be fine for your average grown adult depending on some variables.

But get back on topic please, don't turn this thread into another stick flex discussion.

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06-23-2012, 10:14 AM
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I have to comment on my intermediate Easton ST (09 model for 70$).

I've had it for 3 months now and it's taken a beating in spring league and s&p like I've never put a stick through before. The "shox technology" does create a slight rubbery vibration I had to get used to, but the stick overall has the same performance as my last elite grip. The most important factor going forward for me is durability, and this stick seems indestructible.

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I have to comment on my intermediate Easton ST (09 model for 70$).

I've had it for 3 months now and it's taken a beating in spring league and s&p like I've never put a stick through before. The "shox technology" does create a slight rubbery vibration I had to get used to, but the stick overall has the same performance as my last elite grip. The most important factor going forward for me is durability, and this stick seems indestructible.
I have a back up 65 flex ST 09 model. Used it in games, use it in stick times and I give it everything when I take snapshots and slappers. It's holding up just fine.

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For those of you that are saying the AI5 I have a question for you. How are the blades holding up on your stick? I remember Reebok sticks have a problem with the blades chipping pretty easy, even if you taped over them.

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For those of you that are saying the AI5 I have a question for you. How are the blades holding up on your stick? I remember Reebok sticks have a problem with the blades chipping pretty easy, even if you taped over them.
My AI5 blade has held up well. Even playing around in the drive way passing on asphalt. Blade has not split or chipped as far as I can tell. That being said I switched back to Warrior shaft + Harrow blade combo.

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I'm a big fan of the Warrior AK27

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