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10-14-2010, 11:22 PM
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Which stick to buy. Floor Hockey?

vapor x:15 49.99
One20 49.99
supreme one60 59.99
Supreme 59.99

Used for indoor ball hockey. Not sure which to buy to replace mine.

I like light sticks, if there is a comparable wood stick that has the same weight as the ones listed above id be very interested.

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10-15-2010, 09:19 AM
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Any of those would be fine. From my experience in ball hockey the ball seems so light that flex and weight dont really matter. I think I can lift a hockey ball with a tree branch.

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I'd get a cheap shaft and throw one of these in:

Easton Synergy ABS blade

They're made for ball hockey so they don't wear down like wood or composite and they're nice and light.

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For ball hockey I just use a wood stick with an ABS blade, I never tape my stick for ball hockey and a composite would just get destroyed SO quickly. But the ball hockey league I play in is on asphalt (smooth asphalt, but still asphalt), so maybe on a gym floor its not so hard on sticks?

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For ball hockey I just use a wood stick with an ABS blade, I never tape my stick for ball hockey and a composite would just get destroyed SO quickly. But the ball hockey league I play in is on asphalt (smooth asphalt, but still asphalt), so maybe on a gym floor its not so hard on sticks?
Yeah the gym floor not as bad, but the players are pretty damn bad and slash it up.

I might do the whole shaft with blades.

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Any of those would be fine. From my experience in ball hockey the ball seems so light that flex and weight dont really matter. I think I can lift a hockey ball with a tree branch.
Weight is personal. I enjoy the feeling of a lighter stick.

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Weight is personal. I enjoy the feeling of a lighter stick.
Then go for the lighest one you can find. That is why I was just stating that all the ones you listed above should be fine. As some other people said though, ball hockey is a slash & chop fest so you may want to get a little heavier stick that is a little more durable.

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yeah, being ball hockey, flex doesn't matter at all. Weight is definitely up to you, but bear in mind there are a few wood sticks that are a tiny bit heavier than the OPS you listed and more than $20 cheaper. Look at the One55/One75 wood sticks for example

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Weight is personal. I enjoy the feeling of a lighter stick.
That's definitely not what she said...

sorry, couldn't resist.

For Floor hockey I generally am considered most about weight, length and curve. Nothing else really matters considering the weight of the ball.

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I use a One95 shaft with an ABS blade, but it doubles as my roller hockey stick too. I agree about the lighter stick preference, but from what I've found is using the heavier blade seems to be better for striking the ball.

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yeah, being ball hockey, flex doesn't matter at all. Weight is definitely up to you, but bear in mind there are a few wood sticks that are a tiny bit heavier than the OPS you listed and more than $20 cheaper. Look at the One55/One75 wood sticks for example
Ill check those sticks out thats for sure.

Another thing which is personal is the texture, i think i really enjoy the texture of a composite when it comes to the feel of my hands sliding up and down it (no homo?)

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What I say to all the people who want to look at OPS for floor/street hockey:

Save the money and invest in a pair of light-breathable gloves instead

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What I say to all the people who want to look at OPS for floor/street hockey:

Save the money and invest in a pair of light-breathable gloves instead
I use lacross gloves... very breathable.

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Depending on the surface and ball, you might not want to tape your blade. Because balls roll, not slide like a puck.

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Depending on the surface and ball, you might not want to tape your blade. Because balls roll, not slide like a puck.
Indeed, I never tape my blade for ball hockey, there's already way too much grip as-is.

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