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Can a broken S17 be converted to two piece?

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05-12-2009, 10:49 PM
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Can a broken S17 be converted to two piece?

I have a couple of ones with bad blades. I was wondering if anyone has ever cut off the blade and put in a replacement.
Since the S17 is tapered towards the bottom, the only chance is putting the blade in the reveerse end. However that will leave me with a tapered handle. Does this alter the science of the S17's kickpoint?
looking for any info/stories anyone has on this...Thanks

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not unless you want to cut the stick in half

the s17, correct me if im wrong some one, is more than just tapered. ive felt one, its called an ellipse. it is more than a normal taper. it thins out and rounds toward teh bottom of the blade. you honestly would probably have to cut it nearly in half

and yes, if you put a blade in the other end, dont expect it to perform like an s17. it will completely throw off hte kick point, and the whole balance of the stick will be off

they dont even make an s17 two piece. the closest they make is probably the s15 which is not tapered but a focus flex. the s17 is a true ops and was made to perform as a ops, it is not meant to be a two piece set up

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Nope, you can't do it. And I imagine easton did that intentionally. Like the guy above me said, it's not just tapered, the hosel is an ellipse. And putting the blade in the reverse end of a stick is pretty much never a good idea. It will screw up the kickpoint something awful, and you will loose most of the things that make the stick as nice as it is.

Besides, I'm not even sure the main part of the shaft is at standard dimensions...

And you can turn a lot of tapered OPS into tapered shafts FYI, which are almost as good as most of those same tapered OPS. Easton Synergies are particularly great for that...

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I wonder if it's possible to cut above the ellipse and use a standard blade? I'd wait until it breaks to try that though.

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I wonder if it's possible to cut above the ellipse and use a standard blade? I'd wait until it breaks to try that though.
oh c'mon.... just try it with a fresh one!

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I wonder if it's possible to cut above the ellipse and use a standard blade? I'd wait until it breaks to try that though.
like i said before, you would probably have to cut about half the stick

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I wonder if it's possible to cut above the ellipse and use a standard blade? I'd wait until it breaks to try that though.
Not unless you want a 3 feet long, 350 flex stick.

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A guy on my team did this. He actually just flipped the shaft around so that the tapered end was now where his hand would be (believe me, it was awkward as hell to hold) but he made it work, if you wanna give that a shot be my guest.

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