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10-26-2009, 07:15 PM
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What Stick Should I Buy?

I've been wanting to buy a new stick for some time now but I really want to make sure I spend my money in the best possible way. As I've been reading around I've heard that certain sticks are better for certain shots, so I'm wondering as someone who takes primarily wrist shots and snap shots what sticks should I look in to and what sticks should I maybe avoid?

Any and all help is much appreciated.

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10-26-2009, 07:20 PM
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How much you looking to spend? what type of curve do you perfer? OPS or two piece? what flex do you perfer?

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10-26-2009, 07:29 PM
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How much you looking to spend? what type of curve do you perfer? OPS or two piece? what flex do you perfer?
I'd like to keep the price under $150, two piece would be great and I usually play with an 87 flex but I'm thinking of going down to a 77.

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10-26-2009, 07:32 PM
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I'd like to keep the price under $150, two piece would be great and I usually play with an 87 flex but I'm thinking of going down to a 77.
Johnson shaft and whatever blade you want.

With this shaft and a top end blade you will be close to or under 150$

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10-26-2009, 10:12 PM
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I got a RBK 7K stick and it's not bad. Then again I haven't had much to compare it with but no complaints. Although I think they're almost cleared out so maybe a RBK 6K?

Maybe http://www.hockeymonkey.com/bauer-ho...-color-sr.html

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Try a Vapour X:40, receiving and dishing passes with this thing is great. It comes in 77 flex, very light and IMO, one of the BEST VALUED OPS's for $100

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10-26-2009, 11:17 PM
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Try a Vapour X:40, receiving and dishing passes with this thing is great. It comes in 77 flex, very light and IMO, one of the BEST VALUED OPS's for $100
Im assuming the OP wants a mid tier stick, not an entry level OPS. Its not all that light compared to other price points.


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Reebok 8k shaft and Warrior Dolomite HD blade ($90 + $55). Low kickpoint shaft and a durable blade with great feel.

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10-27-2009, 10:27 AM
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If you can find one, get an Easton STealth CNT. I have an 87 flex right now, and I can wrist shot harder than alot of people slap shot. The flex is great, it's durable, light, best stick I have ever used. It typically goes for about 110 bucks if you can find one. They stopped making them last year, and since then, I have bought everyone I have ever been able to find.
(Mike Green and I have the same problem....)

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Warrior has the Swizzle shaft out now, have heard good things about it, same price as the Johnson.

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I second the 8k shaft, performs as well as my 08 7k OPS.

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Keep in mind the Johnson and Swizzle are mid kick shafts and the OP is a wrist/snap guy.

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Keep in mind the Johnson and Swizzle are mid kick shafts and the OP is a wrist/snap guy.

Not going to get too many tapered shafts for the price he is looking at.

I get what your saying though

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Not going to get too many tapered shafts for the price he is looking at.

I get what your saying though
8k or an older 7k. r8 can also be had for about 100, same with a clear finish dolomite.

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I just picked up 2 of these:

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8k or an older 7k. r8 can also be had for about 100, same with a clear finish dolomite.
Are these all online?

I only know LHS prices, the R8 and Dolo still going for 130-150$ here.

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I just picked up 2 of these:
That would jump his price from 150$ to over 400$

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I think the r8 is like 105 online.

On totalhockey.net you can get an 8k shaft and 2 fedorov curve dolomite 2 blades for 149.97 with free shipping

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I think the r8 is like 105 online.

On totalhockey.net you can get an 8k shaft and 2 fedorov curve dolomite 2 blades for 149.97 with free shipping
Thats decent

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Im assuming the OP wants a mid tier stick, not an entry level OPS. Its not all that light compared to other price points.
The X:40 isnt an entry level stick, the X:15 and X:20 are, but the X:40 is a mid-level.

How would you know its lighter than other sticks at $100? Do you have one? I do and I beleive its great at its price point.

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It's all about personal preference, but keep this in mind

1) Flex - Am I a very huge guy that's able to flex a 100 flex stick? or am I a guy that's decently-sized and can handle a 77-85 flex stick?

(It's quite subjective to preference due to the fact that I've seen people that can flex a 100 flex stick )

2) Stick Construction - Are you a guy that likes a square shaft?
Are you a guy that likes a rounder shaft for grip/comfort?
Are you a guy that likes a rounded corner square shaft?

3) Blade - What kind of curve are you most used to?

4) Weight - Does it matter to you?

5) Two-Piece - In the event that a OPS doesn't satisfy maybe it's time to consider a 2PS, at least you'd break blades but not the shaft, making it reusuable and a money saver


Personally I use a Reebok 7k Sickick with Sedin's curve (actually a CCM v10 repaint), stick brand's all up to you.

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I've had the rbk 7k sickick (not sickick II) and its been great for me and especially with the new rbk 7k sickick II out they should be $70 at your retail or online. Mine just snapped a week ago, so it lasted me a good 6months and i play 3-4times a week.

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OPS: Mission Titanium $100, Warrior Dolomite 08 $140, Vapor XXXX $100(not the X40)

2 Piece: Pretty much any but these are good from what I hear. the One95 shaft+one95 blade, SE16 shaft+Dolo blade, Dolo shaft+dolo blade, or AK27 shaft + AK or one95 blade. All for around $150 or less

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The X:40 isnt an entry level stick, the X:15 and X:20 are, but the X:40 is a mid-level.

How would you know its lighter than other sticks at $100? Do you have one? I do and I beleive its great at its price point.

The stick is great at its price point, entry level price point. The X:50 is mid level. X:60 is the X level top end. The X:15 is the same as a top end woodie, it shouldnt even be brought up.

I have shot near every single stick more then once, PHL lets you, especially when you know the workers. They have the rapidshot shooting gallery, i spend quite a bit of time there shooting.

I would take the x:40 over the R2 but i would not spent money on entry level sticks as my main stick. There is a reason why it is a 100$ stick.

Once again, not saying it is s***, just saying it is entry level.

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Reebok 8k shaft and Warrior Dolomite HD blade ($90 + $55). Low kickpoint shaft and a durable blade with great feel.
Thats exactly what I have and I absolutely love my stick. I take lots of wrist and snap shots. My stick takes tons of abuse and it is still in great condition.

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