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JR Boucicaut

Easton Stealth S19

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Stick has arrived, taped, will be cut and used this afternoon.

Keep in mind that the new graphics will not be shown yet - so it is a S19 under a S17 skin.

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Took it out this afternoon - went to the store to compare the two.

The S19 feels a touch lighter than the 17 - also, the shaft seems to have a little bit more concavity to it. It also is stiffer compared to a S17 - seems to play to the flex.

Took it on the ice and stickhandled a bit. The blade's quite live. Definitely can feel the puck on your blade - which was something that some people felt was lacking in the S17. I didn't get an opportunity to receive some passes (you know Skate and Shoot is a shooting gallery) so I went ahead and did as the others...

It kicks. Hard.

I have a game tomorrow - will start out with it.

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Played with it last night - it's really different from the S17. Very responsive, lively blade. I'm not a fan of the Easton shaft profile as I am used to smaller diameter, rounded sticks, but shouldn't have a bearing on the review obviously.

Took a chunk out of the bottom of the blade (possibly from a skate) but no loss of stiffness so far in the blade.

The main thing is that this stick is playing to the flex.

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Another night, another goal.

Lefty57 plays on my team - gave him a couple of shifts with it. It wasn't tall enough for him but seemed to like the flex (he had used a S17 before and didn't like it because of that)

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It's been a while since I have updated this, however, I have used the stick for the past three weeks, two games a week.

Maybe it's psychosomatic, maybe luck, maybe the stick, but I've been hot points-wise for the past couple weeks :)

The blade is still staying stiff for me - but then again, I've only had about 3 "beatdown" sessions where I'm firing a ton of pucks.

No damage to the shaft - it is holding up very well.

One thing I do notice is if I really try to muscle through an one-timer or one-timer pass, there is a bit of a delay while the stick loads - it is as if it "catches" on the ice. I cannot say that I have noticed this before on any stick. Perhaps making an adjustment when I am in that situation will help.

Tomorrow I'll be seeing the S19 with the new graphics, so will update then.

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