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12-31-2009, 04:48 PM
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Looking for a blade for my shaft

I picked up a RBK 10k shaft (broken OPS) from eBay a few days ago (still in the mail) and I'm looking for a blade for it now. The seller said it'll take tapered blades but I might have to trim it a bit. What should I use to cut it?

I'm a bit worried about the length, I'm somewhat short at 5' 7" and the shaft is only 50.25". This will be my forward stick, since I use a Easton Synergy 300 for defense because I mostly use it for tripping and slashing (yet I never get a penalty for it ).

I don't want to spend a lot of cash, maybe under $50 with shipping. I'm right handed and I really don't care much about the pattern.

Thanks!

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Use a hacksaw to cut it to the point it will take the tapered blade at the bottom where the blade was, and cut the rest off the top.

$50 is a tad low for a tapered composite blade. Most all are $60. Harrow sells them for $35ish, you could try one of those if you can find one. There are also tapered woodies available, with Bauer vapor X:60 blades, Sherwoods or CCMs. Easton will have one available this season too.

In terms of composites, which are probably what you want, the two big ones are Easton and Warrior. Warrior gets great reviews for durability, Easton has the better feel.

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$50 is a tad low for a tapered composite blade. Most all are $60. Harrow sells them for $35ish, you could try one of those if you can find one. There are also tapered woodies available, with Bauer vapor X:60 blades, Sherwoods or CCMs. Easton will have one available this season too.

In terms of composites, which are probably what you want, the two big ones are Easton and Warrior. Warrior gets great reviews for durability, Easton has the better feel.
Really? I got the shaft for $45, I thought the blade would be about the same.

Yeah, I use composite sticks, I don't like wood.

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What do you guys think about this blade?

I also need new T-blades, I've been using M-13-264 for the last 2 years but I'm thinking about getting S-15-264. What kind of differences would I feel?

It total for both of them it comes to like $65 shipped.

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OK, my last post just went missing. Here's a copy of what I thought it was:

What do you think of this blade?

I also need new T-Blades, I've been using M-13-264's for about 2 years now but I'm thinking about trying S-15-264's. What differences would I feel?

In total it comes to like $65 shipped from Hockey Monkey. Any chance I can get them to ship via USPS?


Wait, it came back. Sorry about that.

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Really? I got the shaft for $45, I thought the blade would be about the same.

Yeah, I use composite sticks, I don't like wood.
That would be because you bought a broken OPS. A new tapered composite shaft usually costs around $100.

BTW- you paid a lot more then I would have. I have about 6 sitting in the garage, all were free. A few were from old sticks my dad broke, some were just found in the rink trash. Only one under 100 flex though, and I'm a smaller guy too.

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Use a hacksaw to cut it to the point it will take the tapered blade at the bottom where the blade was, and cut the rest off the top.

$50 is a tad low for a tapered composite blade. Most all are $60. Harrow sells them for $35ish, you could try one of those if you can find one. There are also tapered woodies available, with Bauer vapor X:60 blades, Sherwoods or CCMs. Easton will have one available this season too.

In terms of composites, which are probably what you want, the two big ones are Easton and Warrior. Warrior gets great reviews for durability, Easton has the better feel.
I can vouch for Harrow as I own some of them. They are fantastic blades.

Finding one is easy through their website http://hockeystick.com though one needs to pay for shipping. They have some at $35 and $40 each and perform top notch and are durable.

Thankfully I have a local shop that sells them.

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Hey Cpt, you think you could cut a R10 and make a shaft of it?

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That would be because you bought a broken OPS. A new tapered composite shaft usually costs around $100.

BTW- you paid a lot more then I would have. I have about 6 sitting in the garage, all were free. A few were from old sticks my dad broke, some were just found in the rink trash. Only one under 100 flex though, and I'm a smaller guy too.
Wow, I thought I got a good price for it as most shafts (broken OPS) from eBay were going for $60+.

I think I'll just buy the RBK 7k since then I won't spend as much on shipping.

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Hey Cpt, you think you could cut a R10 and make a shaft of it?
TPS used a narrower taper then most, so you might have to cut higher up then usual if you don't have access to a TPS tapered blade. Worth a shot though.

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Wow, I thought I got a good price for it as most shafts (broken OPS) from eBay were going for $60+.

I think I'll just buy the RBK 7k since then I won't spend as much on shipping.
Well you could be right about it being a good price as far as e-bay goes. Market demand I guess, and if I had more time at home I would be listing a few shafts right now... Perhaps I should look into that sometime.

7k should be a decent enough blade.

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Shaft came today. Turns out it's a pro stock shaft which is great.

The end of the shaft is about .4", it that the normal for tapered shafts?

I still can't find a good site that sells pro stock blades and ships to Canada with USPS. Anyone know of one?

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Anyone know if Easton S15 blade will fit a Bauer one95 shaft? Both are standard but the one95 is labeled .620 or something not too sure if it makes a difference.

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Anyone know if Easton S15 blade will fit a Bauer one95 shaft? Both are standard but the one95 is labeled .620 or something not too sure if it makes a difference.
.620 is the normal so it should work. Tapered is .5 I think.

Still haven't found a shop, I kinda want to buy it soon before the season ends.

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Anyone know if Easton S15 blade will fit a Bauer one95 shaft? Both are standard but the one95 is labeled .620 or something not too sure if it makes a difference.
Mememe000 answered that already but I'll throw in that not all companies have exactly the same fit. I have used shafts for quite some time even though they were aluminums in the 90s they were standard tapered.

Not sure if it is still the same but the Easton blades fit very tightly because the corners were more square and not very beveled.

They all pretty much fit well though but all varied ever so slightly in fit. My Christian aluminum shaft fit everything tightly no matter what blade it was. Sometimes I had to grab the blade end and pound the buttend into the floor a couple of times to get the last cm in all the way.

Shafts vary ever so slightly as well is my point.


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What is the standard for tapered shafts?

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What is the standard for tapered shafts?
.520''. Might have to cut up that shaft a bit. Offhand, I think TPS used .490, but don't quote me on that.

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.520''. Might have to cut up that shaft a bit. Offhand, I think TPS used .490, but don't quote me on that.
How many companies use a non standard taper besides TPS?

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.520''. Might have to cut up that shaft a bit. Offhand, I think TPS used .490, but don't quote me on that.
Do you think I can push it in without cutting it at all?

The shaft paint is a bit odd, it's got a matted feel. Maybe it's been painted?

Still looking for a shop that won't rip me off...

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Are you using a heat gun to heat up the shaft?

If it doesn't go in after heating, you need to cut, otherwise you could crack the shaft. I would do so in 1/2" increments. Just get a hack saw and a mitre box and mark it with a piece of tape.

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Are you using a heat gun to heat up the shaft?

If it doesn't go in after heating, you need to cut, otherwise you could crack the shaft. I would do so in 1/2" increments. Just get a hack saw and a mitre box and mark it with a piece of tape.
I haven't even ordered a blade yet. Can't find a good (online most likely) store yet, one of my LHS was trying to sell RBK 5k blades for over $100 on sale.

It's that easy to crack the shaft? Would my LHS do it for free?

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How many companies use a non standard taper besides TPS?
I don't think any do, at least in terms of shafts and blades. If you're cutting a bauer vapor, I think they went to .470 or so on the OPS. Shafts will still be .520.

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I haven't even ordered a blade yet. Can't find a good (online most likely) store yet, one of my LHS was trying to sell RBK 5k blades for over $100 on sale.

It's that easy to crack the shaft? Would my LHS do it for free?
If you buy a blade there, probably. But if there's nowhere that sells them reasonably, it's not hard. Before you start, compare the blade to the opening. If it wouldn't fit (don't count the glue in the width of the tenon), cut up the shaft in small increments until it would just barely fit, but not until you can slide it in by hand. Then heat the shaft, which expands the material, allowing you to slide the blade in. When it cools, it will return to it's original size and your blade will be in there tightly.

As for online stores, Hockeymonkey and icewarehouse are the ones I tend to use the most, though both my LHS (one school, one home) carry tapered blades for the same price and I don't have to pay shipping, so I don't buy many online these days.

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How good are Warrior Dolomite blades?

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How good are Warrior Dolomite blades?
I have heard there good, not like amazing, but there a normal good blade that would last a fair bit.

I know the sticks are good, but idk about the blade alone.

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How good are Warrior Dolomite blades?
Nothing special feel and shooting wise, though not bad, but they're reportedly very durable.

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Nothing special feel and shooting wise, though not bad, but they're reportedly very durable.
Hmm... Durability doesn't really matter since I don't really break sticks much.

Would it be much better to save up for a X60 or something?

Sorry if this seems like a really stupid thing to ask but I need a higher lie for a shorter stick right? Just want to make sure I got it right.


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