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10-17-2009, 05:06 PM
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Rbk 8.0.8

Just wondering if anyone on this board has tried the new stick? I just want some reviews on it from people who have actually tried the stick on ice because a local store is currently selling them $170 for a limited time and i need a new stick.

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Gimmick from everything I've heard

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Other than the durability questions with the 9ko it was a great stick performance-wise. I'd assume the second generation of the technology would be better.

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It seems better thought out than the original O-stick. Still, I'd rather have a completely solid (kind of an oxymoron since they're hollow) shaft than one with holes in it for "flex, weight reduction, and aerodynamics (seriously?)". I'd stick with a 7k or 8k over the hole-y one.

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Ahh, i see. I guess i will stick with my original plan on getting the rbk 10k instead but the price is too steep at the moment. Have you seen the s19.. $320 ridiculous!

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It seems better thought out than the original O-stick. Still, I'd rather have a completely solid (kind of an oxymoron since they're hollow) shaft than one with holes in it for "flex, weight reduction, and aerodynamics (seriously?)". I'd stick with a 7k or 8k over the hole-y one.
lol I know right? Aerodynamics? Sounds good but when you think about it, is the stick going to fly? No, the most swinging one might do with it (aside from whacking a guy) is a slapshot, and the thin surface area of a stick isnt going to make a big difference

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Ahh, i see. I guess i will stick with my original plan on getting the rbk 10k instead but the price is too steep at the moment. Have you seen the s19.. $320 ridiculous!

What can you do right? Try Prostock 10K's at your LHS

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10-17-2009, 09:30 PM
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Ahh, i see. I guess i will stick with my original plan on getting the rbk 10k instead but the price is too steep at the moment. Have you seen the s19.. $320 ridiculous!
S19 is either 230 or 240, but def not 320 bucks. I just got a bauer x60 and I love it. It's really light, well balanced and it has a low and mid kickpoint so that it adapts to any shot that you take. You should check it out.

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Just bought one last week, only used it once but IMO, it's a great stick. Really good feel handling the puck but not sure if the O's make a difference in the shot at all..

And $170 is a heck of a deal for that stick..


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S19 is either 230 or 240, but def not 320 bucks. I just got a bauer x60 and I love it. It's really light, well balanced and it has a low and mid kickpoint so that it adapts to any shot that you take. You should check it out.
I wish the s19 were $230! The s17 at my local store is still 289.99, so s19 $320 doesnt seem too impossible. I have a question about Prostock and regular, what is the difference? I'm a fan of RBK products, but no so much for Bauer.

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When you get a pro stock stick, you're getting the same exact stick that the pro ordered from the manufactory. The stick is going to be pretty stiff, and I believe it won’t have a warranty.

(You're probably not going to have the same exact stick as the pro when you order the prostock stick because they usually end up customizing the curve and other stuff. It will be close though.)

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I'd put a whizzer type whistle in one of the holes so it would freak out goalies when shooting a slapshot.

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I've only used Eastons for the past 10 years, but the next time I buy a stick I might take a chance on another brand. What's RBK and Bauer's equivalent to the Modano/Forsberg/Zetterberg curve?

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I've only used Eastons for the past 10 years, but the next time I buy a stick I might take a chance on another brand. What's RBK and Bauer's equivalent to the Modano/Forsberg/Zetterberg curve?
Zetterberg = Bauer PM9 Malkin = RBK P87 Crosby

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Pro stock is definitely not for me, i'm roughly under 140lbs so 75flex is what i normally use.

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There are prostocks that are low flex. Just not as many. Ovechkin uses a low flex, Brett Hull used a really low flex.

Just have to look around. The biggest thing with pro-stock sticks is you never know what you're going to get. It could be the stick that's advertised by the graphics, or it could be some random stick repainted because of sponsorships etc. The durability is always a question as well. There was a posted on another forum that got 3 shots out of his pro-stock Samsanov stick, and another that bought the same thing from the same seller and it's going strong for 3 months.

There is also no warranty on pro-stock sticks for obvious reasons.

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8.0.8. is a stick to be avoided from what I have heard and seen. If you need power shots, get a one95.

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thanks for the advice. I just snapped my rbk 7k now i need to get a new stick before my game tomrrow.

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10-19-2009, 08:09 AM
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8.0.8. is a stick to be avoided from what I have heard and seen. If you need power shots, get a one95.
Well, I used my friends last night in a game, and I disagree. I loved the 8.0.8. I could feel the puck incredibly well for a composite, on par with my CCM U+ or U+ CL. Shot was noticeably better, and it had a nice kick to it, too.

I also took a hard 2H slash off the ports. Didn't break, snap, splinter, anything. Tank of a stick.

A lot of people break sticks due to human error, not due to the stick. Whether that's hitting the ice too hard on a slap shot, or just being careless, this stick isn't too shabby.

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