Decent street hockey sticks?

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  1. wsoxfan1214

    wsoxfan1214 Registered User

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    Hey, does anyone know of any good street hockey sticks that're out on the market, either online or at retailers? I always buy regular hockey sticks, but the blades get worn down and torn up pretty easily, and I'm getting tired of throwing $80-100 at a stick every two months.

    Right now, I'm using a Reebok 5K with snake grip and a Pavel Datsyuk curve on it. LH and 85 flex. $90 and it's already torn up within 3 months.

    So.. Anyone know of any? The Koho Revolution one I tried using was a horrible stick, and that's about the only one I can find around here.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mbeam

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    Get a cheap two piece setup and stick to ABS blades. They wear smoothly and evenly and you can always just spend $20 to replace the blade instead of the whole stick.
     
  3. AIREAYE

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    Never use OPS(composite) or even regular wood sticks for street hockey. Keep to sticks with an ABS blade, whether that be a 2-piece as mentioned above (more expensive but the shaft will last forever and you just keep replacing blades) or wood sticks with an ABS blade
     
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    Not sure if Reebok still makes the 2K, but I used that at first and it was alright for some street/ball hockey. It's got an ABS blade, but the wood shaft made it pretty heavy.

    But like the others said, a good, strong shaft and ABS blades are the way to go.
     
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    Anything with an ABS or "injected" blade will suffice. It is a hard type of plastic that takes a long time to wear out, and is perfect for ball/street hockey.
     
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    This isn't going to help, but wow. I used to use a regular wood stick, bought for $10, and it lasted over 8 months. It has the fiberglass on the bottom. It works well, and it doesn't really stick to the road (as much as it can).
     
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    I use a One95 shaft with ABS blades. Works great.
     
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    man I miss TITAN sticks ;)
     
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    Titan made the best sticks for street hockey when i was a kid (early-Mid 80's)
    for 10 bucks we used to get either the blue (Gretzky), The Red (Bossy) or the Black (Mario), they had a bear on the blade and seemed to last forever!

    now i just buy anything i can find with an ABS blade
     
  11. wsoxfan1214

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    Alright, thanks guys.

    And dumb question, but I've always bought one-piece sticks, so... How long should the shaft be (without the blade on it) exactly? I'm about 6 ft tall.
     
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    Buy a Senior length shaft. Put a blade in it. If needed you can shorten the shaft by cutting down the wooden end plug just like on a one piece stick.
     
  13. Shaun

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    I have an Easton Yzerman shaft with a CCM Thornton curved blade. Shaft is beat up but the blade is fine.
     
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    I used to play ice, but now i play outdoor roller hockey and I use my old ice hockey shaft (Easton zbubble) with the easton synergy abs blade. Works just fine and will last a while. I got the blade off hockeymonkey, just $17.99 but with $11.98 shipping. So i recommend buying more stuff if you plan on going to hockeymonkey, since shipping is high, might as well buy whatever else you need like a shaft or other equipment. Just get ABS blade and you should be good

    I highly recommend buying a shaft and blade. It's a worthy investment. Continuing to buy $15 to $20 one piece street sticks adds up
     
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    Bauer used to have a great road hockey stick; The Vapor X-Street.

    Sold for about $20 at Canadian Tire, lasts more than a summer.
     
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    Didn't really want to create a new thread for this noob question so I thought I would ask here.

    I read people in here suggesting that a shaft/ABS blade combo would work best for roller hockey so I had a few basic questions.

    I'm a little guy at 5'7 off skates so no matter what stick I buy I need to cut down which will increase the flex if my understanding is correct. So I was wondering, should I buy an intermediate flex that way when I cut it down the flex wont be like 100? Is a junior stick too small for me flex wise? I'm 165 lbs, with decent strength so I doubt I could break one anyhow.

    Also, do the ABS blades fit all shafts?

    Last but not least, any suggestions on shafts? Not really looking to spend more than $60-70 bucks on a shaft.
     
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    If you're using ABS for street hockey, flex should be the least of your concerns.

    No ABS blades are standard, meaning they fit only standard or traditional (tapered) shafts; however You can put an ABS blade into the handle-end of most OPS if they're broken.

    No need to go high end on shafts; waste of money and the lighter weight makes the setup uncomfortably blade-heavy. In that range try the One30, S5, any standard shaft on closeout, X:20 etcetc
     
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    Are you talking about roller hockey played with a ball on a rough surface or a smooth surface with a puck?
     
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    Both, but primarily a smoother surface with a puck.
     
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    http://www.streethockeyking.com/kore250sthos1.html

    These are the best sticks I've ever used in road hockey. I remember getting them at zellers for 5 bucks each, what a steal. They don't have them anymore, though. And the price on that site is ridiculous.
     
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    What I am wondering is if the Reebok, Bauer, and Easton sticks are all compatible with an ABS blade.

    For example, my personal favorite which I tried through a friend is the Reebok 6k, which says it fits standard blades, so that would mean ABS blades right? Next of my favorites are the totalONE30 and the X:20 which I assume also both fit an ABS blade.
     
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    I have a X:60 and a Dolomite shaft that i now use for roller. I've used several different ABS blades in them (CCM, Easton, Koho, Franklin). Even if the blades don't originally fit, they can easily be shaved down to fit. So if you have a shaft that you really like, the blade can most likely be altered to fit.
     
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    I'd pick up a used Easton Ultra Lite or Z Bubble shaft and put a Montreal M95 blade in it. Wood/ABS hybrid, super stiff, works great for ice or dryland.
     
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    It's true. If the shaft is tapered, you can shave the butt of the blade, if the shaft is not tapered and the blade is, you can wrap some tape around it tightly to make it bigger. But the better option is just making sure you buy a blade that fits the type of shaft. Tapered for tapered and non for non.
     

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