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Old June 19th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Default 2013 Easton Sticks


Throughout the 2012-2013 NHL playoffs, many have seen the all-black hockey sticks with a small white Easton logo located near the bottom of the shaft. Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2013 Easton Velocity hockey stick in disguise (seen in the picture below). These blacked out models were used so that players would be unbiased about the looks and could get a true feel of how the stick performed. The dark Stealth-style graphics with exposed carbon fiber will be how the final sticks will look like with accenting colors changing depending on the model.

Easton built off of the momentum that the E28 curve on the Mako II created. This momentum dealt with the theory that the best goal scorers shoot the puck off of the toe rather than from the heel. Easton’s in-depth research leads them to believe that the optimal shot occurs when the shaft AND blade are fully loaded so that they both can be unloaded for maximum velocity.

So how do you load a blade, one might ask. A great analogy Scott Bjugstad of Easton uses is that “These sticks work like a diving board. The more you push on the toe, the more they jump.” Of course when he says jump, he means that you’ll get more power and velocity on your shot when you really focus on loading up the blade. This style of shooting requires a whole new thought process when designing the blade, which is why the new HyperToe reinforcement was created. Easton needed a blade that was very stiff in the toe section as well as soft in the heel and middle of the blade to capitalize on the diving-board shooting effect. The HyperToe accomplishes this by significantly stiffening the toe with tapered ribs that also allow the heel/middle of the blade to load and flex.

The other unique move Easton did is that they combined two current and successful stick families, the Mako and the Stealth lines, to create the singular Velocity line that offers both types of tapers. Therefore there will be two top of the line sticks: essentially Mako and Stealth flagship hockey sticks that both utilize the HyperToe construction. The front of the sticks look nearly identical but the difference in color comes on the back: the Mako Tapered stick has white on the backside whereas the Stealth Elliptical Tapered stick has orange on the backside. The Mako Taper is called the V9 and the Stealth Elliptical Taper is called the V9E (E standing for Elliptical). The Mako taper will be available on the V9, the V7 and V3 while the Elliptical Taper will be available on the V9E, the V5E and the V1E.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Default New Easton Sticks Release Dates?

Anyone have any info on when the NEW Easton sticks will be released for 2013-2014?
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Old June 20th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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They'll be on sale August 23 of this year.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:20 PM
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New Video trailer of the Easton V-Series Sticks:
Follow the Link to see the video: http://www.icewarehouse.com/catpage.html?ccode=VSERIES
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