View Full Version : need help BIG TIME on picking a shaft
06-07-2007, 11:54 AM
whats up i need help someone please i have no clue what shaft i should get i currently have a easton ultra light and it is 110 flex i am looking for a shaft with a 85 or regular flex i was looking at the mission l2,z2 im really interested in the bauer vapor xxx light but i dont know i cant find many opinions about it i want something durable and light but i just dont know what to go for any opinions on any other shafts are welcome thanks
06-07-2007, 12:11 PM
welcome to the board
for starters, this probably belongs in the product review forum, but it's not a big deal. second, for any equipment questions, i always direct posters to www.modsquadhockey.com (http://www.modsquadhockey.com) because it's simply the best hockey equipment site bar none. hope richard doesn't mind too much but the equipment section here isn't exactly the strongest part of the board...
as for your question, if you want something durable, stay away from the xxx lite... the shaft isn't available yet other than pro stock, but they're not made to last. mission makes a good product and they have a lot of product on close out. if you want something top of the line, their new 2 piece combo is the v-hex2 shaft and blade... other good top of the line shafts are the warrior dolomite shaft or the tps r8 shaft. another good shaft on closeout is the rbk 6k shaft/blade combo.
here are some step by step instructions to pick out a shaft:
first, figure out what kind of blade you want, tapered or standard.
next, decide what shaft shape you want, contoured or traditional. easton shafts have a traditional square shape while the xxxlite and dolomite are rounded/contoured.
after that, pick a price point. higher price point sticks offer better performance and weight, but don't always last as long. lower price point sticks are a little heavier, but usually last a little longer.
then pick a flex, looks like you've chosen 85. good choice.
after that, pick your brand, your blade and you're about set...
06-07-2007, 01:47 PM
thank you for the info i really appreciate it i think i may just go with one of the missions because your not the only one to say that the vapor xxx is not very durable
06-09-2007, 07:59 PM
What is good and what isn't is honestly based on preference. Your height, weight, position and style of play can vary greatly from the next person, so the same goes with stick preference. The mission line is your best bet as far as selection, but warrior is coming on as far as selection, but are way too high priced for the novice player to consider. Before you get a new stick, take the one you have and shoot around. What do you like and what don't you like? You should be able to figure out what type of curve and what type of flex you want. After that a brand is just a brand for the most part. Good luck.
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