New Shaft Question

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  1. apperos76

    apperos76 Registered User

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    I am looking to make the switch from OPS to a tapered shaft since I seem to only break the blades of any of my OPS and I am sick of buying a whole new stick cause of it. The shafts I have my eye on are:

    Warrior Dolomite 2011 -- Reebok 11k 2010 -- Easton SE 16 -- Bauer One60

    I intend to use the Harrow 300 blades in the stick. I really do not know anything about shafts at this point, since I have not used them in such a long time. Does anyone have any experience with the above? Any info (weight, kick, etc.) would be helpful.

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    AIREAYE Moderator

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    uhh there's no such thing as a One60 shaft. Oh and check out last year's Reebok 8K tapered shaft, one of the lightest on the market.
     
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    My bad, meant x60.. the Vapor model.

    Thanks for the info on the 8K... I will check it out.
     
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    I use the 11K. No complaints. I sandpapered off the grip texture. It has a low kickpoint. I got the 75 flex and cut it to about 80, so it's fairly whippy for me. It's just my backup so it doesn't see that much ice time anymore. I don't have much to say about it, whether good or bad.
     
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    i literally just bought the vapor x60 shaft /w pm9 x60 blade, haven't got a chance to use it yet. But i bought it for the same reason as you with breaking off just the blades on pretty much all the sticks i've owned.
     
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    I've used Dolomite shafts, Reebok shafts, and Easton shafts as well as Harrow 300 blades. The Dolomite-300 combo would probably be my first recommendation because the Dolomites have a good kick and it would balance well. The Reebok shafts are pretty stiff and light weight, I don't like them as much, they might not balance with the heavier blade. Easton shafts have a funny flex/feel to me and I don't like them (too rubbery).

    My next two piece will be a Dolomite combo only because the Harrow 300 doesn't offer a 5 lie Sakic curve.
     
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    played my first game with it that night, and it felt great was very light and didn't feel over wippy like my current x40 (both same 87 flex). Had a good feel to it and taking shots/passes was very good. Solid combo.
     

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