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11-12-2008, 10:56 AM
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Warrior Sticks

So I'm thinking about buying a new stick and was wondering about the Warriors. I use Easton Synergy's now I have an ST and an SL but have been having bad luck, seems like about 2 weeks in I can notice a fair amount of wear on the blade. Once this chipping and cracking starts they go down hill fast, the heel of the blade will crack, take on moisture and split. It also seems to me that they have a fairly high kick point. My slapshot is good but when the heel cracks my wrister gets pretty weak.

Anyway I was just looking for feed back on the Warrior sticks, i'm thinking about purchasing a Kronik or a Dolomite.

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11-12-2008, 11:35 AM
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i used to run a easton stealth 85 flex, i broke it and purchased a ak27 shaft 85 flex plus easton blade combo.

The weight is good, but the shaft does not have the same pop as the stealth, However it feels much sturdier then the stealth.

The warrior one piece is a really good stick, but they do seem to have that hollow/metal feeling compared to a 2 piece stick.

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You'll find Warrior blades to be far more durable than an Easton.

If you're gonna buy a Warrior stick go with the Dolomite or the Mac Daddy.

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You'll find Warrior blades to be far more durable than an Easton.

If you're gonna buy a Warrior stick go with the Dolomite or the Mac Daddy.
I don't know about Mac Daddy's but the Dolomite blades are great. I used to have one. Easton blades are usually good too. A lot of the time, it depends which model stick in particular, like everyone said the SE blades went soft really fast.

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I don't know about Mac Daddy's but the Dolomite blades are great. I used to have one. Easton blades are usually good too. A lot of the time, it depends which model stick in particular, like everyone said the SE blades went soft really fast.
Same blade on the Mac Daddy.

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I found Easton blades to have terrible durability. I much prefer the Dolomite blades, which are very durable, especially with wear to the heel.

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I've had my AK27 for quite some time now. The thing's a rock. It's a bit chipped up, but other than that, it's in good shape.

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11-13-2008, 12:56 AM
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definitely go with the dolomites. they're great sticks. the entire blade is made of carbon fiber and solid as anything you'll ever try. you won't find a better shooting stick than what the dolomite or mac daddy will offer. the only problem i have with them is that there is a lack of feel with them.

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definitely go with the dolomites. they're great sticks. the entire blade is made of carbon fiber and solid as anything you'll ever try. you won't find a better shooting stick than what the dolomite or mac daddy will offer. the only problem i have with them is that there is a lack of feel with them.
That would be why other companies put foam in their blades. The all carbon fiber blade is the cause of that lack of feel.

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That would be why other companies put foam in their blades. The all carbon fiber blade is the cause of that lack of feel.
Easton sticks just seem to have a thin candy shell surrounding that foam. I had a slight crack on my ST last night before my game and now it has flaked away significantly.

Another question, has anyone had success with fixing these sticks? I know there are guys out there that can fix the one piece sticks.

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That would be why other companies put foam in their blades. The all carbon fiber blade is the cause of that lack of feel.
and the foam they put into the blades make them brittle. don't get me wrong, i love my easton sticks because of the feel i get from them but like a lot of people posting on these boards say, easton blades go soft really quickly because the foam breaks down and then everything else starts to go.

i'm debating whether to go back to using dolomites again so i don't get that breakdown but i just love the feel from the se too much to switch back.

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Get a Dolomite for a Warrior stick. I like it alot, but you have to give up a chunk of change.

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I bought a Warrior Shogun but it broke in the first 30 days.
I returned it to Warrior they mailed me back a Dolomite and I like that even better. My shot is much harder and I'm getting better lift. I'll be buying another one in the future.

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I put a bit more tape on the Dolo blade to help cushion passes; that seems to help.

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I dont get paying $100+ for a hockey stick unless you play juniors or pro.

I do just as good as the better players in our A league with my $20 wooden RBKs or Sherwood sticks.

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I dont get paying $100+ for a hockey stick unless you play juniors or pro.

I do just as good as the better players in our A league with my $20 wooden RBKs or Sherwood sticks.
Neither do I, that's why I look for sticks on closeout. I bought a Mission Fuel at the start of the season for $50. I also bought and Easton Synergy II shaft for $50. I put an Innovative blade I got for $30 in it....I love this set up.

I figure, I could go through four wood sticks a year or one composite. In fact, I bet I would go through 10 wood sticks before replacing one of my composites.

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I dont get paying $100+ for a hockey stick unless you play juniors or pro.

I do just as good as the better players in our A league with my $20 wooden RBKs or Sherwood sticks.
I used to think the same thing until I played with a pro stock sticks. I was able to pick up some "used" ones from the local ECHL and NHL teams. Wow, are they better than the first non-wood sticks that came out in the 1990s. The shaft of those pro level sticks is so light weight it is fantastic. I can't go back now.

But I probably wouldn't spend the money on them if I were not getting my ice time for free.

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I dont get paying $100+ for a hockey stick unless you play juniors or pro.

I do just as good as the better players in our A league with my $20 wooden RBKs or Sherwood sticks.
A few reasons:

- Wood sticks are too stiff for some of us short people
- Wood sticks change flex dramatically after only a few uses
- Wood blades tend to break down very quickly

I can either buy a new wood stick once a month at $35 a pop, which is $420 a year, or I can buy a Dolomite shaft at $120 and two Dolomite blades at $100 for a total of $220 a year. I bought my latest shaft used for $30 and the blade for $35, so my $180 stick actually cost $65, which is cheaper than two wood sticks.

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hmm eastons have bad durability in their blades? what about the lower end models like the sc2

and does nikebauer have durable blades?

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i haven't had any problems with nbh blades yet. i use it off and on as a backup stick and they're pretty durable with decent feel.

as for the sc2, i have guys on my team that have gone through a few of those because the blade cracks either in the heel or on the toe. they don't play a rough game and they don't shoot much so take it for what it's worth.

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maybe ill just grab a one55 as a backup or something

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I think there pretty durable , i always **** up blades doing god knows what and my warriors have held up pretty well.

I've only had one buddy who has messed up his warrior, it was a kronik and warrior sent him back 2 mac daddys


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Had a question which blade pattern in Warrior is like the Forsberg or the old Sakic blade on the Eastons?? Have always wanted a warrior stick, but could never figure that out and my lhs does not carry Warrior sticks

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Had a question which blade pattern in Warrior is like the Forsberg or the old Sakic blade on the Eastons?? Have always wanted a warrior stick, but could never figure that out and my lhs does not carry Warrior sticks
Drapers Pattern

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I dont get paying $100+ for a hockey stick unless you play juniors or pro.

I do just as good as the better players in our A league with my $20 wooden RBKs or Sherwood sticks.
Thing is, your $20 stick will last a few weeks while our $100 stick lasts a while.

I play inline and my sticks last over two years; idk about ice and how you guys hack eachother but in inline our sticks last a lifetime and i am one hell of a shooting gallery player who puts a lot of force into their shots. My Synergy has lasted over two years and still works perfect in 100+ games.

I dont see what people are saying about easton being fragile. The only time i broke a easton stick was smacking it on the groung in frustration and easton still replaced it. Ill stick with them over any company by far. (i didnt have a reciept either).

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