Best shaft& blade combo's

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  1. colton23

    colton23 Registered User

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    my 04 synergy just broke and i need some opinions and info on which shaft/blade are the best
    I favor high fast wristers form in close and am very good at deking
    also what curve would be best I had a yzerman and it was pretty good
     
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    gaborik is now the yzerman curve.
     
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    If you want to go into the shaft/blade combo, you might want to check out the tapered shafts. A lot of one piece sticks (like the '04 Synergy) are really tapered shaft/blade permanently bonded together. So in theory, the tapered shaft/blade would provide the same sort of performance while letting you replace the blade.

    Only drawback is that there isn't as great a selection for tapered replacement blades. Basically stuck paying $50+ for a composite blade or $25 for a wood blade, no real middle ground.

    Each company has a version of a tapered shaft:

    Easton: Synthesis, Synergy II
    CCM: 10.0
    Warrior: Dolomite
    Mission: L-2

    Bauer had an XV shaft which was discontinued. Louisville has a couple as well.

    A standard shaft + composite blade will have similar weight to a one piece, but you may notice less of a kick in your shot. But for a lot of people, the difference is negligible. And standard blades come in greater variety. The "top" shafts from each company:

    Easton: Cyclone, Ultra Lite, Z-Bubble
    CCM: 8.0, V110, V120
    Warrior: AK27
    Mission: M-2, Ion

    What flex are you using? Not sure if any of us can really recommend sticks, since it's all personal preference and/or experience. Ie, if somebody dropped $150 on a Synergy SL only to have it break 2 weeks later in warmups, they might swear off that stick/brand forever.


    Gaborik was the Yzerman but with a lower lie (6 vs 5.5). Unless I'm mistaken, Easton dropped the Gaborik and went back with the Yzerman last year.

    CCM's Thornton curve is an Yzerman clone as well.
     
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    well I am thinking about the synergy 2 with a z-carbon blade
     
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    the vector 8.0 is tapered(well at least in north america).
     

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