HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

? about Composite sticks

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-23-2007, 01:23 PM
  #1
CapsChemist
Registered User
 
CapsChemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: State College
Country: United States
Posts: 1,266
vCash: 500
? about Composite sticks

I tried searching the forum but couldn't find the info i was looking for, so here it goes.

My Synergy SL is chipping and splitting down the bottom of the blade and its really bad. I play on smooth asphalt surface and indoor surfaces. I cant return it because i don't have the receipt, the stick was just given to me by a friend.

Today a player told me that you can actually cut the one piece composites and replace the blades! Does anyone know if its true before i take the saw to it?

I hope this is true because its a shame to throw such a nice stick away.

CapsChemist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-23-2007, 01:44 PM
  #2
PMP5030
Registered User
 
PMP5030's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Posts: 321
vCash: 500
Sure you can. It depends on the stick though, some of the "one-pieces" are bonded at the blade so when you cut off the blade it's solid on the end and you have to flip it around and insert a new blade in what was formerly the top end.

It works better if you can put the new blade in the same end, as it keeps the kickpoint properties of the stick somewhat intact. But putting a new blade in the top end should work just fine for what you're using it for. I wouldn't recommend it for a high-level ice player.

PMP5030 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-23-2007, 04:21 PM
  #3
vexXed
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong
Posts: 239
vCash: 500
I have the same stick, and I gotta say the durability was pretty poor for a composite at that price... Mind you, it was nice nonetheless.

You can cut the blade off but the synergy sl is tapered so if you cut it off then your new blade would not fit. What you should do is flip it over so that you stick the new blade where you normally put the butt end instead. This normally results in a shorter stick than wanted, but if you cut the blade off not by cutting off the shaft in the process, but straight down in line with the shaft, then it can help to lengthen the stick.

vexXed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-23-2007, 04:30 PM
  #4
CapsChemist
Registered User
 
CapsChemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: State College
Country: United States
Posts: 1,266
vCash: 500
cant i just buy a tapered blade and put that in instead of sticking on the other end?

CapsChemist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-23-2007, 05:46 PM
  #5
TBLfan
Registered User
 
TBLfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,148
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to TBLfan
it will roughly need to be cut around the easton "E" logo for tapered blades but you can start at the fuse point and then cut little by little OR heat up the shaft and chip out the fused in hosel. The easier way is to cut off the blade and flip it.

TBLfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-23-2007, 09:16 PM
  #6
The Tikkanen
Pest
 
The Tikkanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Yorba Linda
Country: United States
Posts: 7,139
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to The Tikkanen
May I suggest not using a composite stick on asphalt?

The Tikkanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2007, 12:33 PM
  #7
PMP5030
Registered User
 
PMP5030's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Posts: 321
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tikkanen View Post
May I suggest not using a composite stick on asphalt?
Heh, I was thinking that too but to each his own, you know? Whenever I play some street hockey with kids or whatever I'll always use one of my crap wood sticks.

PMP5030 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2007, 07:07 PM
  #8
2x4*
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 1,582
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tikkanen View Post
May I suggest not using a composite stick on asphalt?
My thoughts exactly. Roller hockey too... my ops was being shaved down on sport court. ICE ONLY!

2x4* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2007, 07:29 PM
  #9
RangerSteve
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New Jeruz
Country: United States
Posts: 639
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to RangerSteve
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zubrus15 View Post
My thoughts exactly. Roller hockey too... my ops was being shaved down on sport court. ICE ONLY!
Exactly why I only use my Synergy ST on ice too. My buddy just bought the new Mac Daddy for our inline hockey team and we play on sport court. I told him to be careful, but hey..it ain't my money!!

RangerSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2007, 08:10 PM
  #10
CapsChemist
Registered User
 
CapsChemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: State College
Country: United States
Posts: 1,266
vCash: 500
I know but i really only played inline until recently and my friend gave me the stick so its not like i just threw away 200 bucks.

CapsChemist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2007, 08:15 PM
  #11
Granlund2Pulkkinen*
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Country: South Africa
Posts: 39,930
vCash: 500
I have problems like that too. My Synergy is getting disgusting on the bottom from playing asphault.

Tape it. Replace the tape alot.

Granlund2Pulkkinen* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2007, 10:10 PM
  #12
andre
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 26
vCash: 500
Composite and asphalt simply don't belong in the same sentence.

andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2007, 11:26 PM
  #13
2x4*
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 1,582
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by andre View Post
Composite and asphalt simply don't belong in the same sentence.
I wont lie.... it kinda makes me cringe. Honestly.

2x4* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2007, 01:00 AM
  #14
The Tikkanen
Pest
 
The Tikkanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Yorba Linda
Country: United States
Posts: 7,139
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to The Tikkanen
Break out the woody for asphalt games. Think of it like in little league when the coach made you use a wood bat-if you can develop a good shot on asphalt with a cheap wood stick then when you get to the big boys on ice you'll have a laser or a cannon. I prefer the laser.

The Tikkanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2007, 01:50 AM
  #15
crashlanding
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago
Country: United States
Posts: 7,605
vCash: 500
Wood sticks on asphalt don't hold up much better. ABS sticks are the only thing you should use outdoors, IMO.

crashlanding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2007, 09:12 AM
  #16
2x4*
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 1,582
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by crashlanding View Post
Wood sticks on asphalt don't hold up much better. ABS sticks are the only thing you should use outdoors, IMO.
Wood sticks are also not $180 bucks a pop.

2x4* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2007, 10:03 AM
  #17
Killiecrankie*
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,999
vCash: 500
Problem with inserting a blade into the back end for me is it screws up the flex badly. I love like 100 flex, I need my sticks to bend, and when I reuse the composite it messes it up. I love shooting with a composite but I just stick to wood. Sure it doesnt look kool, but wood sticks are still better overall, especially for feel and handling.

Killiecrankie* is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2016 All Rights Reserved.