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12-29-2003, 08:06 PM
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Flyers/Stars: 9 broken Synergy sticks

I hate hate hate the Synergy sticks. Tonight, I got to see nine get broken. Arnott had two snap on one shift. His shift was spent doing laps back to the bench while his teammates were setting up the game tying goal by Turgeon.

These pieces of crap really have to go. So many scoring chances are lost because these sticks break so often. I'm not a fan.

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12-29-2003, 08:32 PM
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Sure they're all Synergy? I've heard that most one-piece graphites (Synergy, Vector, M1, you name it) have a habit of breaking easily.

Apparently, Graf's one-piece is a tough stick to break. Maybe more NHLers should use them.

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All sticks break. Besides, how do you know they weren't two piece sticks that broke?

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I hate hate hate the Synergy sticks. Tonight, I got to see nine get broken. Arnott had two snap on one shift. His shift was spent doing laps back to the bench while his teammates were setting up the game tying goal by Turgeon.

These pieces of crap really have to go. So many scoring chances are lost because these sticks break so often. I'm not a fan.

They're easily the best stick ever made.They weigh one pound and are durable.They improve everyone's shot immensly.Brodeur said those sticks should be outlawed because of how fast the puck comes at them now.(Per THN 2001-2002 Yearbook)

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While it's easy to criticize these sticks when they break because that's so obvious and visual, you might never know if a goal scored off a synergy (or similar style) stick might have gotten stopped by the goalie if the player firing it didn't get some extra speed or action from their stick.

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I hate hate hate the Synergy sticks. Tonight, I got to see nine get broken. Arnott had two snap on one shift. His shift was spent doing laps back to the bench while his teammates were setting up the game tying goal by Turgeon.

These pieces of crap really have to go. So many scoring chances are lost because these sticks break so often. I'm not a fan.

Is your name Pierre Mcguire by any chance?

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Is your name Pierre Mcguire by any chance?
Damn you beat me to it... :p

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Sure they're all Synergy? I've heard that most one-piece graphites (Synergy, Vector, M1, you name it) have a habit of breaking easily.

Apparently, Graf's one-piece is a tough stick to break. Maybe more NHLers should use them.

Robert Lang was using the Graf Laser earlier this year. Fairly durable, but not much "feel" IMO. In reality, any stick made of a composite material, OPS or not, is going to be a prime candidate for breaking at any level. All it takes is one good slash and the stick is toast. I've had it happen to me at a moderate level roller hockey.

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I hate hate hate the Synergy sticks. Tonight, I got to see nine get broken. Arnott had two snap on one shift. His shift was spent doing laps back to the bench while his teammates were setting up the game tying goal by Turgeon.

These pieces of crap really have to go. So many scoring chances are lost because these sticks break so often. I'm not a fan.


Well, I understand the frustration over durability, but there's no denying the stick's performance. Just ask Peter Forsberg.

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was it the third straight shutout victory of the ducks over the wild, where (i think) park was at the side of the net and his one-piece broke into nine pieces, as he was aboot to tie the game?

if the players get frustrated enough, they will switch back on their own. i've seen some quality chances disappear because of them, but also some lasers slip past goalies that were _just_ too fast.

also at a minny game in calgary i laughed my a$$ off when wes walz broke his, and had three or four thrown at him from the bench - he missed them all... probably made funnier by the fact i was sitting with a cousin of his!

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Damn you beat me to it... :p
Grrrrrr, me too. Thief. :mad:

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It's player preference really. If they want to trade durability for some extra shot power, it's up to them. Not all goal scorers like the new one-piece composites. Just ask Markus Naslund. Despite advertising for Nike and using all Nike equipment, he asked Nike to make a wooden stick especially for him...and Nike's biggest seller is a one-piece composite.
Once they think it hampers their performance on ice, the players will find something else. Maybe they shouldn't slam their sticks in frustration. Or maybe the team will stop buying them their sticks because it costs too much.

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I just wanted to add that one reason why there were so many broken sticks is that Modano was trying out a new Easton stick called the Stealth.. needless to say it has durability issues.

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Grrrrrr, me too. Thief. :mad:
And I as well!

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So many scoring chances are lost because these sticks break so often. I'm not a fan.
But on the other hand, so many scoring chances are created because of their velocity, flex, and superiority. Players will never change back to wood sticks, live with it.

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I don't know what kind of stick Koltsov uses, but he goes through about 50 in one month.

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