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Anyone use a Miken stick?

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06-13-2010, 05:36 PM
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Anyone use a Miken stick?

Looks like a smaller dealer like Harrow:

http://mikenhockey.com/

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Those look amazing.

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Usually I caution people to be careful with the sticks of new brands since composite engineering is very complicated, and takes time and effort to perfect that a startup brand just can't put in, but if anybody can hit the ground running, it's Miken.

Once I get money, I hope to give one a try.

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Dang, that looks cool. I wish manufacturers would list stick weight though, I'd hate to buy based on looks and receive a heavy lump of crud again. :-/

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Usually I caution people to be careful with the sticks of new brands since composite engineering is very complicated, and takes time and effort to perfect that a startup brand just can't put in, but if anybody can hit the ground running, it's Miken.

Once I get money, I hope to give one a try.
I've done some composite lay-ups before, and you'd be surprised how easy it is, so long as your molds are good. Of course, a quality make is another thing.

I am pretty sure I have worked with the same layers of pre-preg resin that Miken and some of the other stick manufacturers use.

It's probably only a couple of plies thick. Then fused together in an auto-clave oven under a vacuum-bagging technique.

Determining stick kick-point however, that's another issue entirely. There might be a material change somewhere, definitely on the blade area.

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There was a thread about them at MSH a while back. The general consensus was that they were heavy and broke easily.

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Not to mention INSANELY expensive.
All hype, not substance. Not a good stick at all.

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Not to mention INSANELY expensive.
All hype, not substance. Not a good stick at all.
It's an interesting business model to be new to the sport of hockey and have the most expensive sticks on the market-ever. I've used their softball bats and they kick ass but I've also used Easton Synergy softball bats expecting the same as the hockey sticks and the bat sucked.

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They would have to revolutionize the hockey stick industry and get them into the hands of pros if they expect us to pay $250 for a stick.

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I wonder if these sticks will be as good as their softball/baseball bats?? I'm thinking I will try Miken sticks along with Brooklynite gloves and sticks this winter.

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They would have to revolutionize the hockey stick industry and get them into the hands of pros if they expect us to pay $250 for a stick.
they must think their reputation from the softball world is going to carry over. their bats are friggin awesome, but 250 for a manufacturer thats brand new on the market? no thanks.

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they must think their reputation from the softball world is going to carry over. their bats are friggin awesome, but 250 for a manufacturer thats brand new on the market? no thanks.
except the reviews are totally different nowadays, and f you look at mlx skates for example, I believe the 500$ were well worth it

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Necrobump?

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