View Full Version : Composite Shafts Opinion
07-09-2001, 01:26 PM
Hey everyone I'm trying to decide between an Easton Z-Bubble and Cyclone shaft, has anyone used either of these? I read that the Cyclone shaft is thinner and has more flex, I would like to use this shaft for both ice and inline hockey. I was using a Bauer Vapor 8 but it broke on me after 1 year. Thanks.
Also has anyone ever used the Eagle roller hockey pants?
07-09-2001, 01:35 PM
i like the Cyclone for ice
have not tried it for roller yet
07-09-2001, 09:32 PM
Between the two of them the Z Bubble should last longer.
07-10-2001, 12:40 AM
Well, to answer your question z-bubble is a lot better, for both, well depending on your size, because the cyclone is geared more towards the younger market, and if you weigh more that 175-180lbs, it probably won't hold up on ice, or roller for that matter.
The z-bubble is one the the best shafts on the market right now, it is only that populre for one reason, it works. Flex on this shaft is a bit stiffer ranginf from 85f-110f. The shafe is a more traditional shape(more square) and after using the vapor 8 will take time getting used to( I have a vaopr 8 and an ultra lite, love'em both, but is hard goin from vapor to easton)
On the other hand, the cyclone, round shaft, more flex; 80f-95f. The shape is slimmer, and will be more like the bauer. I would recomend this if you are a lighter player, but I personally don't like the shaft, and I've used a lot of different ones in the last year or so.
Over all the z-bubble will withstand the pressures of both ice and roller better, and I feel is an overall better shaft, it has its draw backs, because you are used to the Vapor 8, but I think that this is the correct chioce.
Other shafts I would recomend: Redlite, Rubber, Tri-core, Genisis, Ultra Lite, Vapor 8, Vapor 10, Synergy, Grip Lite, and innovative makes a few good ones too!
Well, thats what I have to say, and I hope it helps you out!
Phil Christie, Ontario Hyper Titans #24
07-10-2001, 01:13 PM
Uhhhhh, if you broke a Vapor in 1 year, I'd stay with those, cause Easton's always break after 3-4 monthes
07-10-2001, 01:56 PM
i have had a easton for two years i never broke it
07-11-2001, 12:22 AM
Do you take slapshots??
07-11-2001, 09:18 AM
sometimes demand where i am playing at
07-11-2001, 02:08 PM
I actually have had really good luck with Eastons...i think i broke one in about 2 years. I switched to the Mission Dangler, and like it more, but have broken 2 of them since switching about a year ago. Gotta stop hitting people and goal posts with them ;)
-Jon Gucinski #16
-<A HREF="http://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/rollerhockey" target="_new">Iowa State Roller Hockey</A>
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