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05-03-2010, 02:56 PM
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Durable sticks for street hockey

I play alot of street and ball hockey and I'm tired having a stick reduced to a toothpick in about 3 weeks. I just want a stick that's relatively cheap, durable and adequate in terms of quality. I know some brands sell street hockey sticks but are they any good?

Again, I'm not looking for a crazy good stick, just something to play pick up with or practice with that won't die quickly from wear and tear.

Input appreciated.

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I play alot of street and ball hockey and I'm tired having a stick reduced to a toothpick in about 3 weeks. I just want a stick that's relatively cheap, durable and adequate in terms of quality. I know some brands sell street hockey sticks but are they any good?

Again, I'm not looking for a crazy good stick, just something to play pick up with or practice with that won't die quickly from wear and tear.

Input appreciated.
SAME PROBLEM HERE!

What I recently decided to do, is invest in a shaft and just stick a blade in there. Once it gets reduced, just swap out the blade for another one. Blades are cheaper than a whole other stick.

This way you can invest in a nicer shaft as well, and be the best street hockey player in town. I'm using a One95 shaft at this time

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SAME PROBLEM HERE!

What I recently decided to do, is invest in a shaft and just stick a blade in there. Once it gets reduced, just swap out the blade for another one. Blades are cheaper than a whole other stick.

This way you can invest in a nicer shaft as well, and be the best street hockey player in town. I'm using a One95 shaft at this time
This is really all you can do. The pavement will eat away at whatever blade you stick in there. Composite, plastic, wood...pavement wins the fight every time.

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SAME PROBLEM HERE!

What I recently decided to do, is invest in a shaft and just stick a blade in there. Once it gets reduced, just swap out the blade for another one. Blades are cheaper than a whole other stick.

This way you can invest in a nicer shaft as well, and be the best street hockey player in town. I'm using a One95 shaft at this time
Gentlemen, I present to you the saviour for street players everywhere: The ABS blade/sticks

RBK 1K 1st gen
some early CCM vectors
Reebok SHK
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-h...abs-sr-09.html
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/tps-hock...w2-abs-sr.html
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/reebok-h...ade-2k-sr.html
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-s...-blade-sr.html

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Love the Montreal M95 blades for outdoor, they have an ABS core but wood on top so they are super stiff and durable.

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I put THIS in a composite shaft. It's not quite as stiff as a regular blade but a it's lot stiffer than a typical street hockey blade, more than stiff enough for playing with a ball. And it costs a lot less.

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I use a Montreal/Frontier stick for street hockey. Its durable, has a plastic blade...and the JR version of the stick is about the same weight as a One90.

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A friend tried an ABS for street. It lasts longer but he hates it. When it starts to wear down it's like wood because the fibers catch the pavement.

Gonna stick with the plastic blade. Wears down a bit quicker, but more ice-like in how it slides along the ground.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

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I don't know why anyone would use a OPS for street hockey. Nothing beats an aluminum, those things are bullet proof and blades can be easily replaced. Besides, you can usually pick em up at garage sales for really cheap.

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When I play street hockey I use my composite OPS, I just put 3 or 4 strips on the bottom,I mean by the end it's gone but there's not much wear on the blade. I could probably make it better by taping the full blade but for some reason lately I've been using the Briere tape job.

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two piece composites

I use a jr Koho 2 piece I had laying around from when I was younger. Light, whippy and it's not too short for someone of average height(shoulder height like the Russians used to do)

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When I play street hockey I use my composite OPS, I just put 3 or 4 strips on the bottom,I mean by the end it's gone but there's not much wear on the blade. I could probably make it better by taping the full blade but for some reason lately I've been using the Briere tape job.
Thats really stupid, but if you have the money then more power to you

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I don't know if these are still made, but fibreglass sticks seem to hold up extremely well. I started using my old fibreglass hockey stick for road hockey and the blade has barely been worn down.

The other option is to just buy a street hockey stick, which will usually have a wooden shaft and a plastic blade. I had one with a pretty decent plastic blade, but I snapped the shaft in two on a slapshot.

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Love the Montreal M95 blades for outdoor, they have an ABS core but wood on top so they are super stiff and durable.
+1 for ABS blades in a composite shaft. ABS blades were made for abrasive concrete/asphalt.

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Just bought the 2010 Easton ABS stick, will let you know how it performs...initial impression: sick paint job, quite heavy

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Thats really stupid, but if you have the money then more power to you
Oh, I buy really cheap sticks. I don't have like S19's or One95s or anything lol. Also, a buddy of mine works at Dick's Sporting Goods and he hates his job so he puts stickers from Easton wood sticks that are like $25 on composite (They're not good ones, like SE2's, S5's or ST611's) sticks and then rings me up. I know it's dishonest but whatever, I'm broke. I'll take what I can get.

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I don't know why anyone would use a OPS for street hockey. Nothing beats an aluminum, those things are bullet proof and blades can be easily replaced. Besides, you can usually pick em up at garage sales for really cheap.
Yup I use the same aluminum stick I've had for about 10 years now and I usually buy a koho fibre glass blade.

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Oh, I buy really cheap sticks. I don't have like S19's or One95s or anything lol. Also, a buddy of mine works at Dick's Sporting Goods and he hates his job so he puts stickers from Easton wood sticks that are like $25 on composite (They're not good ones, like SE2's, S5's or ST611's) sticks and then rings me up. I know it's dishonest but whatever, I'm broke. I'll take what I can get.
He hates his job? I would love to work at a sporting goods store, and I think what your friend's doing is illegal....

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He hates his job? I would love to work at a sporting goods store, and I think what your friend's doing is illegal....
Yeah, idk why he hates it. I work at a damn gas station, I'd love to have his job. But yeah I know it's illegal but I guess I'll take advantage of it.

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Yeah, idk why he hates it. I work at a damn gas station, I'd love to have his job. But yeah I know it's illegal but I guess I'll take advantage of it.
You do realize that the both of you would go down for theft under $5000 if you/he got caught, and perhaps for more than that if they can prove it's on-going behavior?

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You do realize that the both of you would go down for theft under $5000 if you/he got caught, and perhaps for more than that if they can prove it's on-going behavior?
If his managers weren't a bunch of stoners and burnouts I'd be worried, but they are. So I'm not.

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