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  1. lpgbackups

    Anyone cut a stick only to add an extension?

    i do that too.. all my sticks have a 1inch 1/4 wood plug. ive been doing that for 3 years or so. i discovered it by chance....i just realized that the sticks i was playing with were too short for me so i put an inch wood plug into one to try a longer length but expecting a worse feeling stick, but i was astonished at how much better feeling the puck felt. it probably reduces vibrations or something, not sure exactly what it is but wow, it feels so much better. Dont go with the composite extensions, wood is the way to go. Back in the days, Easton was selling their top synergies with wood plugs, but they stopped doing it i dont know when. i bought a bunch of prostock sticks recently, and a lot of them had a 3 inch wood extension coming with them. never went back to leaving sticks with just the little plastic cap.
  2. lpgbackups

    Outrageous stick prices

    i tried super hard to stop making those but manufacturers pricing keeps reaching new highs
  3. lpgbackups

    Outrageous stick prices

    god damn.......is there gonna be an end to this? the most expensive stick i ever saw was the S19 at $319 a couple years ago. the first stick to rock my conscience price wise was the $200 original synergy (kinda worth it when you think about it in hindsight). and the $300 orange sicore... but now this is getting ridiculous...common CCM. you do make the best sticks on the market right now but please... thats $379 after taxes
  4. lpgbackups

    EASTON GX Stick

    320 per stick? sounds good, count me in for a couple dozens, im gonna do a second mortgage on my house
  5. lpgbackups

    EASTON GX Stick

    only Lil Wayne and Bill Gates can afford top end hockey sticks nowadays
  6. i know hockey sticks pretty well. they're my favorite piece of equipment. im canadian and ive been playing ice hockey for 25 years. to answer your question, in terms of performance, a top end stick of 5 or even 7 years ago will be light years ahead of the current year's mid-end in terms of performance. you'll also notice that they're always lighter by a decent amount than any years' middle line. But as others have pointed out, any years mid-range stick will probably be more durable since those heavier sticks tend to use a higher percentage of fiberglass which is a solid material but gives you a heavier stick and less puck feel. my all time favorite sticks are high end Eastons from 2008 (SE16) up to 2012 (original Mako) and the CCM tacks of 2014. if you gave me $1000 today to spend on a single stick, i'd buy one of those.. i dont feel like sticks are getting better year after year in a straight line... its more like the stock market...its an upward trend over long periods of time for sure, but you have ups and downs over the years. if you take in your hands the original top end CCM tacks (2014) which has been on sale for $150 for quite a while, you'll noticed right away how great of a stick this is.. crazy light to the point they cant really make it any lighter year after year...unbelievably balanced, superb puck feel. there's no way in hell that today's Super Tacks 6052 or 4052 are better than this. im pretty sure even the top super tacks wont be as good. And in the NHL, you'll notice countless pros using 4 years old or more high end sticks, but NEVER current year's mid-range sticks. and as others have said too..once you go top end, its hard to go back... so its a dangerous and expensive game. and you need skills to justify spending crazy amounts of money. a beginner wont improve his game that much regardless of the amount of money that he spends. at lower levels its wiser to spend on extra shinny sessions or a stickhandling surface pad...but a skilled player will never be as good as he can be unless he uses top end gear for skates and sticks. thats just a fact.
  7. lpgbackups

    EASTON GX Stick

    im a huge easton lover....not a huge fan or their most recent sticks though. i think their best sticks were made during the SE16 days ..........and this GX looks a lot like it has those checkered bauer blades...... i want easton to remain independent of thought from Bauer. seems like they have the 1N for Nexus, 1S for supreme, 1X for Vapor...and now 1E for Easton
  8. lpgbackups

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    why do you use better skates for officiating than for playing lol?
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    very nice laces
  10. i bought more then 40 prostocks sticks in my life (yes i know, im going into rehab soon) with varying flexes and lengths and i can tell you that i really dont recommend cutting 6 or 7 inches off a stick because it will screw up your balance dramatically. im the exact same height as you and i play with the exact same stick length as you. i've had about 5 extended shafts and after cutting them 7 inches i couldnt use them at all. My stickhandling was pitiful. This has nothing to do with flex or kick point, which to me are relatively minor details...The overall balance in the structure of the stick itself is way more important. To give you an idea, i had four 110 flex prostock Easton S19's of retail height, and i cut them about 2 inches...which gave them a pretty damn stiff flex rating, and i had no problem with the feel, balance, stickhandling or shooting. Then i bought four other 100 flex prostock Eastons, of extended length, so i had to cut 7 inches and while i had no problem whatsoever with how stiff the flex on those sticks was ,i couldnt stickhandle to save my life. i played many games with them but couldnt adjust. i had to sell them all. (and i thought i bought a model that i simply did not like at the time, so i did not identify the problem at that point) then i was lucky enough to buy an extended shaft Mako, as well as a regular retail length Mako with otherwise similar specs at around the same time.... i cut the extended one to my regular length, and it felt horrible...so i thought...Jeez...another model of Easton that i dont like....then i reluctantly tried the retail length Mako, again cut it to my regular length, and immediately (first shift) fell in love with it and its been my favorite stick of all time ever since. (i made thread about it on these forums).....and thats how i was finally able to pinpoint the problem : The uncut length of your stick is a HUGE factor. whenever i buy prostock twigs, i specifically make sure that the uncut stick is never more than 1 inch taller than retail. to me its way way way more important than kick point or flexes in my opinion. so, to summarize, take whatever i wrote with a grain of salt, because hockey sometimes is like music; different people have different tastes and different experiences. But you should try maybe once with an extended shaft, cut it...see if you like it, and that shouldnt take a long time, you'll feel it right away...if not, sell it on ebay...it'll probably be due to the amount that you cut...and not the particular brand/model, kick point or flex. i hope that helps!
  11. lpgbackups

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    you have to go in rehab...its not right to spend 3 hours + on a single knob job. get some help
  12. lpgbackups

    How long did your Easton HTX last?

    mine lasted for a while.......they're pretty solid
  13. lpgbackups

    Who has the most abused net? Pls post a picture ..

    nice try tonguesout4life but D-Boss takes the palm here....his goal pipes are pretty much flat lol
  14. lpgbackups

    More Skate Questions - Graf Fit

    " I set no time or dollar amount restrictions. " jeez..........i wish my dad had been like you


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