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Old February 22nd, 2013, 05:11 PM
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So, back a year or so ago I made my transition to composite sticks with a Bauer One95 shaft/blade combo and I absolutely loved it (came from a Sherwood woody). The One95's have since broke (long ago) and since that time I have yet to find a stick that I "love".

I have gotten to the point where I am ordering the "Mystery Stick Packs" just to go out of my norm and try some new and I not have a slew of sticks and dislike them all.

Here is what I have and maybe someone can offer some feedback:

Warrior Dolo DD Clear/Non Grip (75 Flex)
Easton S19 Grip (85 Flex)
Easton Mako M3 Clear/Non Grip (85 Flex)
Easton Make M5 Clear/Non Grip (85 Flex)
CCM CL Red/Grip (85 Flex)


I have asked and it seems like the One.9 is the replacement for the One95, but I have a really hard time paying 229 for a stick, so until I see it on sale or used somewhere I just can't justify spending that kind of money. I really wish it was offered as a shaft/blade combo and then I can duplicate my One95 set up, but it doesn't seem to be offered that way. I do have a pair of Nexus 1000's on the way that I picked up cheap on this message board, and I am anxiously awaiting their arrival.

All of the sticks I have listed feel "dead" to me, just a numb feeling. I have tried high end, low end, midpoint sticks, grip and non grip, 75 flex, 85 flex (and even cut an 85 a bit more to get me closer to 95'ish flex) and I like the feel of an 85 flex stick but just dislike the blade feel.

Are my choice of sticks just bad, or can someone make a recommendation on this (I don't want this to turn into a "what stick should I get thread"), just looking for opinions on the sticks that I have and get others opinions on them to see if I am just way off base, or are my opinions accurate?

Thanks and sorry for the long winded post.

Dave
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Interesting that you have used an S19 but didn't like it. I loved my S19 until it broke. Anyway, in your style of play, do you take more one-timers/slapshots or more wrist/snap shots? Because that would tell you if you should lean more towards mid-flex point (slap shots) or low-flex point (wrist shots).
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 06:51 PM
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I play defense so I tend to take more slap shots... although I take a good amount of wristers too.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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You might want to check out a Bauer TotalOne. They're on sale since the newer TotalOnes came out, and they're a great stick with a mid-flex point. I have one and absolutely love it
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Old February 26th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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You might want to check out a Bauer TotalOne. They're on sale since the newer TotalOnes came out, and they're a great stick with a mid-flex point. I have one and absolutely love it
agreed on the totalone, nexus line or one.9 (today's one95).
AI9, RBZ, T90 may be worth looking at too.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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I tried several composites and I didn't like them. still rock the wood sticks. I found a company online that makes custom wood sticks. I'm not sure if I can mention their name here. I should get it within the week.
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I tried several composites and I didn't like them. still rock the wood sticks. I found a company online that makes custom wood sticks. I'm not sure if I can mention their name here. I should get it within the week.
You gotta go with what you're comfortable with and feels right, I totally understand! What composites have you tried so far?

PS: You can post the link to the custom site, I'm curious myself and would like to check it out
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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:51 AM
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So, back a year or so ago I made my transition to composite sticks with a Bauer One95 shaft/blade combo and I absolutely loved it (came from a Sherwood woody). The One95's have since broke (long ago) and since that time I have yet to find a stick that I "love".

I have gotten to the point where I am ordering the "Mystery Stick Packs" just to go out of my norm and try some new and I not have a slew of sticks and dislike them all.

Here is what I have and maybe someone can offer some feedback:

Warrior Dolo DD Clear/Non Grip (75 Flex)
Easton S19 Grip (85 Flex)
Easton Mako M3 Clear/Non Grip (85 Flex)
Easton Make M5 Clear/Non Grip (85 Flex)
CCM CL Red/Grip (85 Flex)


I have asked and it seems like the One.9 is the replacement for the One95, but I have a really hard time paying 229 for a stick, so until I see it on sale or used somewhere I just can't justify spending that kind of money. I really wish it was offered as a shaft/blade combo and then I can duplicate my One95 set up, but it doesn't seem to be offered that way. I do have a pair of Nexus 1000's on the way that I picked up cheap on this message board, and I am anxiously awaiting their arrival.

All of the sticks I have listed feel "dead" to me, just a numb feeling. I have tried high end, low end, midpoint sticks, grip and non grip, 75 flex, 85 flex (and even cut an 85 a bit more to get me closer to 95'ish flex) and I like the feel of an 85 flex stick but just dislike the blade feel.

Are my choice of sticks just bad, or can someone make a recommendation on this (I don't want this to turn into a "what stick should I get thread"), just looking for opinions on the sticks that I have and get others opinions on them to see if I am just way off base, or are my opinions accurate?

Thanks and sorry for the long winded post.

Dave
I'd say, if you don't like composite feel, try Nexus line
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Old March 15th, 2013, 01:39 PM
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I ordered from boahockey.com. I haven't received the stick yet but I'm excited. I loaded up on some Nike/Bauer Naslund curve stick on closeout but my supply is low now. These and the old Sherwood have worked well for me.

I used a Mission composite, a TPS, a Bauer and CCM. The Mission one felt the best but considering the cost, it wasn't worth it to me. Plus it didn't feel as good as the twig I had.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 02:16 PM
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You have to adjust how you use the stick. A composite requires softer hands and you have to catch a pass totally different too.
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I received my custom twig and so far so good. Wood just works for me and at less than 25% of the price of a custom composite, I'll stay old-skool. Besides, I like how people are in awe I even have a wood stick.
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