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09-12-2009, 01:04 PM
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Light Sticks?

Which sticks currently on the market have the light stick feel? I currently use easton cnt. I've tried out the CCM crazy light but I wasn't too keen on the sand paper grip. Any other good options? Thanks,

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Any top of the line OPS is going to be very light. To be honest, when you start talking 10-15grams difference between sticks, you won't notice anything different in the feel or performance.

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Any top of the line OPS is going to be very light. To be honest, when you start talking 10-15grams difference between sticks, you won't notice anything different in the feel or performance.
EXACTLY!

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Not true, you do notice a difference. Dolomite weighs 440 and I've been playing with s17 and 10k for a long time. For my bday I got a dolomite and it was noticeably heavier. At first since shot was weaker, got it back on to par with 10k but it took a while.

For a beer league guy starting out you wont notice a difference between a 210 stick and a 180 stick. However big difference between 100 and 210 stick.

Anything above 150 is going to feel really light for you. If you can find it, a stick that used to be above 150 that is on clearence b/c its last years model would probably be best bet.

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Not true, you do notice a difference. Dolomite weighs 440 and I've been playing with s17 and 10k for a long time. For my bday I got a dolomite and it was noticeably heavier. At first since shot was weaker, got it back on to par with 10k but it took a while.

For a beer league guy starting out you wont notice a difference between a 210 stick and a 180 stick. However big difference between 100 and 210 stick.

Anything above 150 is going to feel really light for you. If you can find it, a stick that used to be above 150 that is on clearence b/c its last years model would probably be best bet.
No, I do not notice a difference. I can almost gurantee you that it wasn't the weight difference that cause a difference in feel for you. 100 grams 3.52 oz, you will not notice that.

Now, the stick could be balanced different which would create a different feeling in your hands and a different performance.

Other than that, it's all in your head that you can notice such a small change.

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3.5 ounces I would notice in the course of a game, 20 grams, no way. Part of it has to do with hand and arm strength, probably.

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Maybe you can't, but I can tell which sticks are heavier. Balance has apart to sway the balance but if you give me two symettically balanced sticks, and blind fold me and tellme which one weighs more, and there is a 20 gram difference, i can tell.

You can't tell between top of the line across the board, where the difference is 5 or 6. Although the difference is very noticeable between CL and U+, or CL and SE16, whatever, but that difference is 15-20 grams. Now are you going have 20 grams affect your game? No. It might throw you off at first b/c you're not used to that, but give it a couple minutes and you'll be fine.

Anyways point stands the same - get a stick that used to be above 150 that is discontinued that is severely discounted. or if you have money to blow go buy an s17 or 10k or one95.

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Light sticks = more high sticking

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Which sticks currently on the market have the light stick feel? I currently use easton cnt. I've tried out the CCM crazy light but I wasn't too keen on the sand paper grip. Any other good options? Thanks,
A guy on our team has a Bauer Supreme One95 and it is crazy light and also a guy has a Reebok 10K sickkick which is so light I would not want one because I am so not used to that light of a stick.

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I have this argument all the time in the locker room. I have yet to find someone who could tell the difference between a R4 and a R10 and thats 95 grams (with gloves on)

During a game with gloves on and your sweating and getting tired, i highly doubt (for the vast majority) 95 grams will be noticed. Thats .2 of a pound.

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Stick weight makes a big difference to smaller players, such as myself. Switching from the Vapor XVI to a One95 made a huge difference in my game because the One95 is so much lighter.

A bigger, stronger person might have a harder time noticing the difference, but it's like night and day to me. I'll never go back to a heavier stick.

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Stick weight makes a big difference to smaller players, such as myself. Switching from the Vapor XVI to a One95 made a huge difference in my game because the One95 is so much lighter.

A bigger, stronger person might have a harder time noticing the difference, but it's like night and day to me. I'll never go back to a heavier stick.
Whats the weight difference in those sticks?

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Stick weight makes a big difference to smaller players, such as myself. Switching from the Vapor XVI to a One95 made a huge difference in my game because the One95 is so much lighter.

A bigger, stronger person might have a harder time noticing the difference, but it's like night and day to me. I'll never go back to a heavier stick.
Agreed I'm a smaller player as well. The heavy sticks really limit my stick handling, but are great for training.

By the way what flex are you using? I've been contemplating whether or not to go 80 flex or 90 flex when the stick is cut down. I'm 5,5 in height and weigh 130 pounds. I can't really find anything in between. The cnt I've been using from a buddy was originally 100 flex and is probably 130 flex by the time it's been cut lol.


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During a game with gloves on and your sweating and getting tired, i highly doubt (for the vast majority) 95 grams will be noticed. Thats .2 of a pound.
Certain entrepreneurs would definitely notice a fifth of a pound lighter....oh wait we are talking hockey sticks, nvm =<

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Agreed I'm a smaller player as well. The heavy sticks really limit my stick handling, but are great for training.

By the way what flex are you using? I've been contemplating whether or not to go 80 flex or 90 flex when the stick is cut down. I'm 5,5 in height and weigh 130 pounds. I can't really find anything in between. The cnt I've been using from a buddy was originally 100 flex and is probably 130 flex by the time it's been cut lol.
Try an intermediate or 75 flex stick. The intermediate will be 65, and you won't have to cut it down as much.

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i use the sherwood pmp 7000 wood stick ( spezza curve ). love it.

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Agreed I'm a smaller player as well. The heavy sticks really limit my stick handling, but are great for training.

By the way what flex are you using? I've been contemplating whether or not to go 80 flex or 90 flex when the stick is cut down. I'm 5,5 in height and weigh 130 pounds. I can't really find anything in between. The cnt I've been using from a buddy was originally 100 flex and is probably 130 flex by the time it's been cut lol.
I'm 5'6 140, and I use an intermediate 67 flex cut down a few inches. I'm not a good enough writer to properly explain how much I love my intermediate One95.

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I'm 5'6 140, and I use an intermediate 67 flex cut down a few inches. I'm not a good enough writer to properly explain how much I love my intermediate One95.

interesting. i tried shooting around with an intermediate 67 flex one95 and in my opinion it felt a little bit too flimsy for my liking, esp cause the shaft felt a a lot thinner on the intermediate. i was so weary of taking slapshots in fear of breaking it. it probably feels this way to me since i've been using a senior stick at about 130 flex for so long.

I'm probably going to try se16 in 75 flex, iginla curve.

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how much was the INT One95?

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Something like $160 American. Totally worth it IMO.

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