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Warrior Johnson is the 'toughest' stick out there?

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01-19-2010, 10:35 AM
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Warrior Johnson is the 'toughest' stick out there?

After much discussion with many others regarding sticks, I got overwhelming feedback regarding Warrior sticks and specifically the Johnson as being the 'toughest'. A lot of people raved about the Dolomite being the best, but quite a few said that they've not used a stick as durable as the Johnson that also had a fairly light weight and good balance.

So in summary for my own limited research I got Warrior sticks on top for performance (Dolomite) and durability (Johnson).

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Meh...I'd say the MacDaddy is the top performer, but anyway.

Are you looking for the most durable stick or the most durable Warrior stick? The original Dolomite was a beast.

BTW, the Johnson shaft and OPS are not in the 2010 Warrior catalog. I assume they've been dropped and replaced with the Swizzle.

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I have never heard anything about the Johnson other than looks.

I know Dolomites are ridiculously durable, I've used several and had friends with them and they hold up very, very well. The older (non-HD) blades are bulletproof, although the new ones seem to have a lot of durability problems.

I'd say the AK's are probably just as good, same thing but standard taper. Go with whichever fits your game more.

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I've only been using the Johnson a couple weeks but it's the best stick i've ever owned. Idk too much about durability.

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This thread makes me happy because I just bought a Johnson yesterday.

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Meh...I'd say the MacDaddy is the top performer, but anyway.

Are you looking for the most durable stick or the most durable Warrior stick? The original Dolomite was a beast.

BTW, the Johnson shaft and OPS are not in the 2010 Warrior catalog. I assume they've been dropped and replaced with the Swizzle.
Yes they have, it's the same stick. People refuse to carry them because of the connotation that comes with the name Johnson. I liked the Johnson graphics better but what are you gonna do. Business is business.

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A bud of mine has broke 2 or 3 of them this year in highschool hockey.. so I'm not sure how true that holds up

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Meh...I'd say the MacDaddy is the top performer, but anyway.
Totally agree. Costs less and weighs about 20 grams less than the Dolomite.

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i was thinking of getting the Johnson shaft

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The Synergy ST is the arguably the best very high durability and high performance stick. The one95 is also right up there.

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dolomite or easton st

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I've never used a Warrior stick of any kind to state an honest opinion about it.

I use Harrow shafts and blades and they have been beyond durable for me. I play defense and they get seriously abused blocking shots and the like. I have been using the same two shafts and blades since May I think and they are still going strong. I have a serious shot as well and they have held up with some serious flex.

I play often so these would have broken if they were garbage by now.

But again, I have only used the mid priced One55 economy shafts which held up nicely as well though one has a dent in the shaft from blocking a shot. I bought those to test the composite market to see if I would even like them over wood sticks .... which obviously I did.

but for a "serious" stick my Harrow shafts and matching blades have been super duper reliably awesome.

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Meh...I'd say the MacDaddy is the top performer, but anyway.

Are you looking for the most durable stick or the most durable Warrior stick? The original Dolomite was a beast.

BTW, the Johnson shaft and OPS are not in the 2010 Warrior catalog. I assume they've been dropped and replaced with the Swizzle.
Right, that's the thing though, there are places trying to clear them out and they're on sale now, so I figured it might be a good pickup. I talked to a guy yesterday at one of those outlets and he was saying 'oh yeah, that stick is about as durable as they come' so must be something to it. So I broke down and ordered it. I'll give it a go. If it sucks, oh well, I guess it would just be a backup stick at that point.

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Right, that's the thing though, there are places trying to clear them out and they're on sale now, so I figured it might be a good pickup. I talked to a guy yesterday at one of those outlets and he was saying 'oh yeah, that stick is about as durable as they come' so must be something to it. So I broke down and ordered it. I'll give it a go. If it sucks, oh well, I guess it would just be a backup stick at that point.
I think what these people mean is, the Johnson is probably the must durable stick at it's price point. Which I would tend to agree with.

It's decent stick for the money and Warrior does make a pretty good stick.

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Easton ST and Bauer One95 both do have excellent durability reputations.

I found Harrow blades to last a really long time, still haven't used their shafts. A friend of mine has one and doesn't like it at all compared to his Dolomite so I stayed away.

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For what it's worth, I haven't had a single customer need to take advantage of the warranty on the One95 yet. This is quite surprising considering that it is definitely a performance stick.

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I use an Easton SE6, I am surprised how well it's held up.

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The johnson/swizzle, IMO, is an all-around good performer-arguably the best at its price range.

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For what it's worth, I haven't had a single customer need to take advantage of the warranty on the One95 yet. This is quite surprising considering that it is definitely a performance stick.
Nice info to know, thanks for sharing that.

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find it blade heavy, puck feel isn't too great either. durable for sure though, one95 isn't as durable but it's a much better stick. similar price point would be warrior bentley. it's also very durable and well balanced, but it's a pig.

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but it's a pig.
What?

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a lot of online retailers have ridiculously good prices on Johnsons right now:
Perani's:
http://www.hockeyworld.com/index/pag...+Stick-+Senior

Pure Hockey:
http://www.purehockey.com/ecom/produ...key-Stick.html

Total Hockey:
http://www.totalhockey.net/tab2.asp?call=2&tp=

I got one from Perani's. it's nice to be left-handed.

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What?
it's really heavy

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a lot of online retailers have ridiculously good prices on Johnsons right now:
Perani's:
http://www.hockeyworld.com/index/pag...+Stick-+Senior

Pure Hockey:
http://www.purehockey.com/ecom/produ...key-Stick.html

Total Hockey:
http://www.totalhockey.net/tab2.asp?call=2&tp=

I got one from Perani's. it's nice to be left-handed.
Ordered one from Perani's. S&H cost me 50% of the stick but eh.

Edit: Is the Johnson a fused one piece like the dolomite? If I break the blade, can I insert a new one?


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wow! talk about fast shipping! I ordered mine on Wednesday and the UPS guy dropped it off around noon! for the record, it doesn't seem "heavy" to me.....

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