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02-11-2014, 02:45 PM
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Unbreakable Hockey Stick



Just thought this was interesting. How would stuff like this get into the hands of NHL players? I've seen players break their sticks at too many key moments in game. It's kind of interesting how easily sticks can snap to me.

What do you guys think of stuff like this, if it is truly unbreakable?

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02-11-2014, 02:48 PM
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Imagine a player getting slashed in the head with that thing, haha.

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interesting stuff. You gotta wonder what it would feel like to take a two hander from one of those things.

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I've ordered one and so far it's gold. I had someone literally step on it with a skate during a defensive schuffle and it came out unscathed the blade and stick isn't chipped, still as smooth as the day i bought it.

Again, i'll see how long this lasts, but liking it so far.

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I've ordered one and so far it's gold. I had someone literally step on it with a skate during a defensive schuffle and it came out unscathed the blade and stick isn't chipped, still as smooth as the day i bought it.

Again, i'll see how long this lasts, but liking it so far.
What does the stick actually feel like though? I'm talking in terms of performance.

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What does the stick actually feel like though? I'm talking in terms of performance.
If I were to nitpick, I would say that it feels a little bottom heavy due to the coating of the material on the blade and the bottom part of the shaft (which is probably why they only coat it on the bottom half of the stick), but it feels balanced enough that it doesn't feel too different from a regular stick, and with enough use, i can adjust to it.


I paid about $280 for it in the end, after shipping and taxes

http://colthockey.com/

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Imagine a player getting slashed in the head with that thing, haha.
Unless there is huge rash of players breaking their sticks over other peoples heads as it stands currently, I don't think there would be any difference in this example.

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Imagine a player getting slashed in the head with that thing, haha.
I've only ever seen a player break his stick on a guys head once. Most of the time they don't break. So I don't imagine it would really make a difference (unless these are heavier).

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I can't imagine NHL (or other high-level competitive/professional) players will use it over their preferred stick if the 'feel' is off since their budget is a little different from ours, but I imagine stick manufacturers would have to consider the competition a bit more, since for your average beer leaguer, that thing would be worth every penny. Count me in!

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I've ordered one and so far it's gold. I had someone literally step on it with a skate during a defensive schuffle and it came out unscathed the blade and stick isn't chipped, still as smooth as the day i bought it.

Again, i'll see how long this lasts, but liking it so far.
Good to hear! I ordered one last week, how long did yours take to ship?

Playing centre and taking faceoffs just destroys my sticks so I am excited to try the Colt. How is the "pop" off of it? Specifically on snap shots?

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I've only ever seen a player break his stick on a guys head once. Most of the time they don't break. So I don't imagine it would really make a difference (unless these are heavier).
I was assuming they were. If so, it could lead to players getting injured more from slashing. (although they probably wont get slashed in the head)

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I was assuming they were. If so, it could lead to players getting injured more from slashing. (although they probably wont get slashed in the head)
They aren't, my neighbor got one. My brother used it but didn't like it, really only due to the curve though.

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Looks like garbage. And that guys shot sucks

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On topic, so does the coating negate the microtears that occurs through regular usage? Meaning, a 50 flex intermediate stick would never break on me? Also, wouldn't this be unsafe? If I go into the boards hard and my stick is angled wrong will I impale myself? So many questions. I'd love to try one out though.

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I would love to know more about shot performance, if that ping pong ball doesn't flex, I am assuming the stick doesn't flex in that "hack zone" where it is coated with the same material.

Stick companies probably hate it though, they are going to lose quite a bit of $$ if this catches on.

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I would love to know more about shot performance, if that ping pong ball doesn't flex, I am assuming the stick doesn't flex in that "hack zone" where it is coated with the same material.

Stick companies probably hate it though, they are going to lose quite a bit of $$ if this catches on.
Didn't they flex it in the video?

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1. How is the "pop"
2. What is the weight, couldn't find it on the site.

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Just thought this was interesting. How would stuff like this get into the hands of NHL players? I've seen players break their sticks at too many key moments in game. It's kind of interesting how easily sticks can snap to me.

What do you guys think of stuff like this, if it is truly unbreakable?
They can make unbreakable sticks all day long, I think the thing is NHL sticks have to have a certain poundage breaking point for some reason or other

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1. How is the "pop"
2. What is the weight, couldn't find it on the site.
I found 455 grams.

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Didn't they flex it in the video?
Yeah...at the 41 second mark.

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There is no way you get the same flex out of that. No way in heck.

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The snipers in the NHL will never use this, simply imagine Kessel/Ovechkin trying to get that stick to whip like they normally do... not happening.

I can see defensemen using it though, especially the not so offensively gifted ones. Basically the stay at home dman.

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