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Old May 21st, 2008, 05:21 AM
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I picked up an R6 a few weeks ago and it quickly went to the backup stick section of my sticks. It feels VERY blade heavy when cut down to my size. After using the Easton SL I am a bit spoiled in that regard. I mainly picked up the R6 to see how I would like the "whip" flex and the Afiniginov? curve. I think Ill give that stick more time and then think about an R10. I read Spree's review and that does not sound to be nearly as blade heavy as the R6. (Keep in mind, perfect balance is nearly impossible for my sticks).
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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:13 AM
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try doing what spree does and put a wood tenon in the top of the shaft or cut it a bit and ad a small wood extension for balance. this won't effect your flex if the length taken is equal to that replaced. datsyuk does this also to balance his 9k "O"
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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:51 AM
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Yeah, that worked on the SL...or it helped at least, but the R6 is just too blade heavy, or at least thats how it feels. After using my SL, and using the R6, my puck handling feels "slugish". Im thinking it has to due with just how light the SL is.

Do any of you bigger guys (160lbs+, yeah I know its not "big") use intermediates? I am curious about how much difference there is in shot quality.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 10:14 AM
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the r6 is a great stick, and is prol only a few cotton balls heavier than a sl
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i'm around 5'6, 5'7 and i'm wondering would be ok if i went and bought an intermediate shaft?
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i'm around 5'6, 5'7 and i'm wondering would be ok if i went and bought an intermediate shaft?
If the stick length is ok for you, then sure....by all means it would be ok. Plenty of older and high level players use intermediate stick flexes. It is all about preference and your style of play.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:11 PM
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a quick question, is there a difference between stick flex for wood and for composites. because i keep seeing these wood ones with like 50 flex. and are there any high flex wood sticks?
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yes there are, and those are most likely the equivalent of junior sticks. any senior wood stick will have a greater flex, it will usually say somewhere on the shaft
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a quick question, is there a difference between stick flex for wood and for composites. because i keep seeing these wood ones with like 50 flex. and are there any high flex wood sticks?
I believe the Sherwood 5030 senior is an 85 flex.. Don't quote me on this as none of mine are next to me.
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there is an int. 70 flex and senior what feels like an 80-85 flex in the 5030
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I have a delema here. I have used easton all my life:griplite, synergy, synergy grip, synergy si-core, stealth, stealth cnt, synergy elite grip. I have loved my se grip 85 sakic and I am leaning towards buying another one. But I am tempted to buy a NBH one90, which I have heard rave reviews about. How can I decide without having first used a one90? Also I am 16, 5'8.5 135 lbs and a defenseman write now and growing rather fast. Should I cut the stick I decide on where I need it now, or should I leave myself room to grow.

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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:48 PM
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can't help you on the choice of stick, but you should cut it to the right length and add an endplug if you grow too much. Plus, from all the sticks you've had, I doubt that a stick you have will last long enough for you to out grow it.
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I have a delema here. I have used easton all my life:griplite, synergy, synergy grip, synergy si-core, stealth, stealth cnt, synergy elite grip. I have loved my se grip 85 sakic and I am leaning towards buying another one. But I am tempted to buy a NBH one90, which I have heard rave reviews about. How can I decide without having first used a one90? Also I am 16, 5'8.5 135 lbs and a defenseman write now and growing rather fast. Should I cut the stick I decide on where I need it now, or should I leave myself room to grow.

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Old May 22nd, 2008, 11:08 PM
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now i am wondering about the easton s5 shaft. does anyone have any experience with it? would it be a good investment or should i stick with wood until i can afford better?
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now i am wondering about the easton s5 shaft. does anyone have any experience with it? would it be a good investment or should i stick with wood until i can afford better?
stick with wood. The S5 is the old octane.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 05:39 AM
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well i got some gift cards to the LHS so im thinking about trying a new stick. I love my fuel TI but im always looking to try something new. They have vapor XXXXs Fuel TI pros, S17s, and SEs in my flex and curve. Anyone one here use a vapor xxxx. My teammate has one buts hes a lefty so i could not try it. I picked it up and it felt heavyer than my fuel and one90 but im not that much of a weight whore.I would wait for the R10 or new XN10 but apperently TPS changed the nash curve this year so there is no retail sakic clone in TPS. If there is please tell me because i would wait to try one of those.
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li how many fuels do u have now? jw. i know a lot of kids that love the XXXXs. if u arent extremely hard on your sticks u may want to try the S17. it is an awesome shooting stick. also i dont know if easton improved the feel because i got the first batch of them when they were only available in 90 flex. both of my shots are better with my S17.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 08:29 AM
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i have 1 fuel, and a AK27 shaft as my 2 sticks. I love my Fuel but im always looking to try new things when i can bascially get them for 50% off with my gift cards. If i was paying full price i would only buy a fuel. I almost bought a s17 but i decided to go with the fuel last time i bought a stick.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 08:37 AM
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if i were you i would get the S17 if u can get 50% off. its not for everyone but some people love it. i am really liking mine now. its worth it to try out cause its very unique.
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i think i liked my s17 better than my xxxx.
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