View Full Version : Easton Cyclone Senior Hockey Shaft - 2002
10-28-2002, 12:13 PM
The time has come for me to buy a stick for roller hockey, and I am on the prowl for some durable, reliable sticks. I am eighteen years old, six feet two inches tall and I weight about 190lbs. I went to epuck.com and checked out the Easton Cyclone Senior Hockey Shaft, and found that it has positive reviews from satisfied users. I am not willing to spend more than $70.00 on a stick (not including shipping costs). Are all Easton shafts compatible with all of their manufactured blades? Do the shafts accept other manufacturer blades? If anyone has any suggestions please reply. Oh yeah, I prefer adult reviews or suggestions please. Some kids opinions are just not reliable these days.
10-28-2002, 03:45 PM
If you are looking for a good shaft for $70 I would recomend a louisiville redlite. I've had one for 2 years now and it hasn't broke yet. But on the issue easton blades and shafts, the only blade I can think of that is only comaptible with one shaft is the t-flex blade with the t-flex shaft. Also with my easton's, I've used mission blades, hesphler blades, nike blades, and of course easton blades and they all work fine. Hope this helps you out.
10-28-2002, 03:50 PM
I think when choosing a stick, you just have to find what works best for yourself. Some people choose to use a shaft/blade combo, some use wooden sticks, its all about what you feel most comfortable with playing. My advice would be to try out diffrent sticks to find out what works best for ya...Also alot of kids play this sport and are very up to date on the products and equipment, Id at least listen to there 2 cents....
10-28-2002, 08:43 PM
I am looking for a shaft because of its interchangeability with blades. I am not going to buy a one peace stick because of the risk. I am going to contact Easton on the blade compatibility of the shaft. Missionhockey21 I'll check out the redlite. Thank you for the suggestions
10-29-2002, 09:07 PM
Alright, you're not going to get too much for $70...but, the Louisville Redlite, and the Easton Ultra Light are both great sticks. Depending on what you like, the redlite has a slightly slimmer profile then the ultra light. They also have a wide range of flexes to choose from. The ultra Light will hold up better under heavy use. If you are a bigger player, with a heavy shot, and very physical the Ultra Light is the stick for you. I have used both, and I would reccomend the Ultra Light.
If you are willing to spend a little more money, nore great shafts that I have used and reccomend are:
Easton Grip Lite
Easton Z-Bubble Grip(Currently Using it right now)
Bauer Vapor 8
Bauer Vapor 10
Mission Fly Weight
Branches Double Trouble(I think thats what its called?)
So if you want any info on any of these sticks I will be happy to give you some...and if you need more specifics on the Redlite, or the Ultra Light, ask!!
10-29-2002, 10:25 PM
Ha-ha, when in college and have two digit numbers in your checking account you'll understand how ridiculous some sticks cost. I took a look at the Redlite stick, its shaft length is 51 inches. I am looking for a stick which is the appropriate height for me, and it is almost a rhetorical question for me asking but; what is the total length of the Redline stick with blade installed?
I saw an excellent deal on hockeymonkey.com I believe they are selling the flyweight Sr. for 69.99 with 3 mission ether blades as well. It is 53 inches in shaft length, and I have seen one with blade installed, and it seems appropriate for my height.
10-29-2002, 10:29 PM
Honestly, I really don't know what its length would be with the blade...it varries from company and model. I'd say it would probably add between 5-6 inches on average though. Also, the appropriate blade length for you...its just personal preference. I mean, the normal is shorter for a forward, and longer for a defenceman, but like I say its a personal choice, I am 6'1, and my stick is shorter then most players that are under 5'8, and I am a defenceman...so it all depends whats comfortable for you.
10-29-2002, 10:36 PM
I may go with the Flyweight after all, I will do some more research when I get some triple digits in my account and the times comes to get one. I am a forward, am six foot two and I like to have the stick right around my nose.
10-30-2002, 04:16 PM
I have a flyweight shaft and it's a pretty nice shaft, but in case you didn't know flyweight shafts can only use mission ether blades, which are a tad expensive if you're on a budget, I think I bought my ether blades for $25 on sale at epuck.com a few months ago. Hope this helps you out.
10-30-2002, 04:36 PM
I found some Sr. ether radiant blades on epuck for 19.95,
They just updated their site too
10-30-2002, 05:00 PM
I don't have any back-up blades for my flyweight, so perfect timing, thanks for the info about cost.
10-30-2002, 05:45 PM
i have a flyweight and i put an easton t-flex blade in it. i had the radiant blade in it before but it made the stick way too bottom heavy. mission didnt limit its shafts to only mission blades, but you just have to find a blade with a thin hossle. your local hockey shop could help you with that. also, try hockeyone.com . i know the guy that runs the site and he is really good to the customers (my team is sponsored by a local pro shop so i dont have any use for the site). the guy's name is Barry. he goes out of his way to find any closeout he can and puts it on the site.
10-30-2002, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the site I am going to go check it out, I am glad to know t-flex blades work with the flyweight, because they are a lot more common to come across :)
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