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    What are the top three one piece composite stick in the market, consider the performance, durability, weight and very important $$$.
     
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    If you want a good endorsement of a product look no further than the NHL. If they use it I'm pretty sure it should be good enough for you. Right now I have a Synergy Grip Iginla, Synthesis 2 piece with an Iginla blade and a Louisville TPS Messier. I've broken a Synergy in the boards and 1 over the goal post after 1 too many softys let in by my goalie in 4 or 5 years of using them so I haven't had a problem with durability. Like the other guy said you better be sure you like the blade pattern or you will be stuck. I've bought a Reebok 7k Amonte and a Nike Lemieux and didn't like either of them but sold them pretty easily. Check the internet stores, most of them have deals on composites, you should be able to find 1 under $100.
     
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    Figure I would add this here instead of making a new thread.

    I bought a Warrior one piece last night. I haven't used it yet (tomorrow night) but it feels great. I skate with the guys who work at the shop I go to. So they weren't giving me the sales pitch, just helping me find a nice stick. Everyone in the store said I would love it and it's a great stick. I've used Innovative sticks in the past and always had good luck with them.

    It came down to the Warrior or the Bauer Vapor XXX. The Vapor is an amazing stick, but I was warned they have seen a lot of them come back broken. The other issue with the Vapor was if I happened to break the blade I couldn't replace it due it's design. The area above the blade is super thin.

    Some other info I got. I was told to stay away from Easton's. They break way to easily. I was also told that Innovative (now Warrior) made the first Easton Snyergy. Those were the ones that rarely broke. Plus if I happen to break the Warrior during the warrenty period I can bring it back to the store to get a new one. I can grab one off the rack, simple as that.

    Man is it game time yet...
     
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    Did you get that limited edition Starsky model or have you managed to get hold of one of the other models a little early? If you are willing to post some of your thoughts about the new stick once you've tried it, i'd like to hear any opinions on the Warrior sticks. I've seen a bunch of guys scoring with them in the NHL and a few breaking, mainly (i think) the Dolomite model. Hopefully they do justice to Innovative. I've been using some Novius tapered shafts the last few months and love them already, hopefully there will be something similar from Warrior in the future. Enjoy the new stick :)
     
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    I was also told that Innovative (now Warrior) made the first Easton Snyergy.


    Thats incorrect actually. Easton has only ever made their own sticks. BTW the new inno's (warrior) I being manufactured in China.
     
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    I got the Starsky. Funny because Starsky and Hutch was a favorite show of mine growing up. The wife got a good laughout of that.

    I'll be sure and post my thoughts on it sometime over the weekend.

    Hmm, interesting. I'm gonna bust his chops about that tomorrow night. Maybe I can get a free sharpening out of it.

    The back of the stick says made in Mexico. I am 100% sure because I remember thinking what the heck to people in Mexico know about hockey sticks.
     
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    I hear good things about

    Bauer Endure- which is made to last. Pretty much a Vapor with more durability.
    Warrior sticks
    Salming sticks

    For just shafts, Easton Ultralite is hands down the most durable.
     
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    The Vapor XXX is garbage, somebody in my team 4 of them THIS years, at 300+$$$ it's a lot of money for a stick.
     
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    I personally suggest two-pieces, they're not that much heavier than one-piece and with the right type of blades they feel just as good.

    Personally I like the Ultra-Lite, or Z-Bubble setup with a Kevler blade (the blue ones that look cool), they have a real nice feel to them. I also love the complete Synthesis set with both shaft and blade being synthesis, this is the closest thing to one-piece in the two-piece world in my opinion.

    Everything I've listed is Easton of course.
     
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    I have the Easton Stealth one-piece stick and it truly is the best shooter's stick. BUT, and this is a big BUT, do not buy this stick if you have a history of breaking sticks. It is purely a performance stick, so it is not as sturdy as say the Easton Synergy ST.
     
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    i heard the XN10 is good i dunno?
     
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    I have the red TPS 1 piece and it's been really good so far. I'm thinking of getting the Synergy SL or ST Sakic soon.
     
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    I have one and I love it. Really light though, 395 grams so it takes some getting used to.
     
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    How's your Reebok stick working so far? I got a Gaborik Synergy SL today, nice Euro curve on it, needed a change.
     
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    I really like it too. I had to put it away and use the XN10 for a while to make sure it wasn't defective (for the warranty) but the Reebok will get heavy use.
     
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    Used my Warrior one piece and oh baby it's sweet. :)

    It's toughnes was tested early on. I took a nasty two hand slash ( :madfire: ) to the shaft and it didn't break. There was visable damage to the finish but's about it. While I am excited it held up I am a little disappointed this happened the first time out. If it held up to that I am confident it will take just about anything. Honestly, I am surprised it didn't break.

    Felt great, very responsive when shooting the puck. Had that nice soft feel when collecting passes and dishing the puck in tight areas. The lie was perfect. There was a noticable difference between it and my TPS rubber Response.

    Very happy and very impressed. I'll buy another for sure.
     
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    Played my first league game last night with the new Synergy SL 100 Gaborik, scored 4 goals. The goalie was awful but it won't say anything about that on the score sheet.
     
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