Is there a good blade out there that won't wear down so fast on outdoor surfaces? I have been using an Easton ABS blade, but it seems like it wares down to a banana peel way too fast. Not to mention it weighs my stick down horribly and my shots are really bad.
I know that blades will wear down over time on outdoor roller surfaces, I just wanted to see what others are using when they play outside.
(Also, for smooth indoor surfaces, will that break down a composite stick blade as badly as an outdoor surface?)
the sportcourt type of surfaces indoors don't wear down blades like outdoors; not even close. i haven't had blade wear problems any different than you would on ice. i can't speak to what a good outdoor/asphalt blade would be, though.
i play indoors on a sportcourt surface, and most players in my league use one piece/composite sticks (as do I), and nobody has problems with that kind of wear.
So, I could use, say, my Synergy ST that I use on ice on the indoor surface, and I wouldn't have to worry about it chewing up my blade? Awesome! I have been using the same ABS blade that I have been using outdoors because I was afraid to use a good stick inside.
Notice a Trend? Koho blades are sick for outdoors.
eh Id stay away form the ABS one, I had a few of those, and they wore away pretty fast. Pretty much because its only ABS, with no wood.I dont know if they still make those Crossfire ones anymore, I found a whole bunch in Modells recently at 15$ each so I bought em all up.
I've had experience with outdoor blades, same frustrations as you as after 5-6 games my blade is shredded and everything hops over it. It's a ****ing pain, but there are some light blades out there that don't wear down as much. Generally you'll be looking to get a hickory hosel/ ABS blade, usually the blade is made of that material and it is joined with wood where the plug would enter the blade.
The blade I'd recommend most is the CCM V2.0 blade, it's relatively light for a hickory blade and is quite durable. I've used the Koho Crossfire and Easton Hybrid before, the Koho was very heavy and messes up the balance, the Hybrid is part comp so it wore down real fast. My buddy uses the RBK 3k, I've used his stick and it's so blade heavy it's ridiculous, so I wouldn't recommend any of those 3.
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