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  1. Were any of ProKennex, Quad Force or Power Flite sticks ever used in the NHL? I have never heard of them prior to this thread (at least I do not recall).
  2. Does anyone know where I can find a True mid-kick point shaft? The True AX9 shaft is being produced, but it is a low-kick point shaft.
  3. Anyone else have experience with Fischer sticks? I'm curious about the puck feel/sensation compared to other high end sticks.
  4. I recently tried on the Graf Classic G755 skates and find them to be comfortable with more "classic" feeling. Would it work to replace the Cobra holders with the classic Tuuk w/ Step blades that I currently have on my old Bauer Supremes? I asked at my hockey shop and I was told that the Graf's boot is inclined forward compared to Bauer skates, for example, so the classic Tuuk holders may result in the skates being "off". Is this correct?
  5. Thanks for all the suggestions. Stick: For puck feel, what are some suggestions? I know puck feel is subjective, but maybe some old timers that know the joys of a wood stick may have empathy for my dilemma. Curve: I purchased a True P88 blade. It's close but it's also a short blade. I like more of a long paddle blade, like Datsyuk, Kane and Drai. Skates: I will check out the Ribcore skates. I've never owned CCM skates. I still have my youthful prejudice that CCM skates are a tier below Bauer and Graf, which are the only brands I have ever used. I remeber when Tacks first came out and they were a design disaster. The new Grafs put me on my toes a bit and I feel like I can't skate backwards, but the boot feels relatively comfortable.
  6. After about of decade away from the game, I started playing briefly again about 6-7 years ago. At that point, I was mostly using a composite shaft with a wood blade and my old Bauer 5000 skates. Now, after another 4.5 years away from the game, I restarted playing in a local men's league. I'm having trouble adapting to modern equipment and I'm looking for help/advice. Composite Stick: I have yet to adapt to composite sticks. The puck feel for stickhandling is horrible. Shooting feels and sounds like I'm handling a hollow, plastic hockey stick. A few years ago, I had a Bauer one95 pro stock for a bit and it was the closest thing I could find to the puck feel of a wood blade. Any recommendations on more recent sticks? Curves: I used the Easton Suter/Shanahan curve for many years and I'm not able to stickhandle, pass and shoot with an open blade as well as a closed blade. I can't find anything similar on the market to the old Shanahan curve. I've also noticed that lies seem to be consistently higher now. Back in my day, the norm was a 5 or 5.5 lie. Now I mostly see 6 & 7 lies on mid-curves. I know Base has the Shanahan curve, but I don't like tapered shafts, as they feel too thin at the bottom. Since I use a short shaft, I have my bottom hand down low on the shaft and can feel the taper. Suggestions on curves? Ideally, I would like to find a stick and curve that I know will be consistently available, although I'm open to pro stock sticks. Since I'm finding my search very difficult, I am considering ordering two Bauer custom sticks with the "soft" blade and Kane's NHL curve, but the price is outrageous. Skates: I'm still rotating two pairs of Bauer Supreme 5000 skates. They are awesome! But I also realize they are very heavy compared to modern skates and they won't last much longer. When I tried composite skates about 7-8 years ago, I struggled with foot pain and boot flexing. Any recommendations on skates? Thanks in advance.
  7. I have a bit of a silly question: do all one95 Bauer shafts have the yellow stripe "underneath"?
  8. It's not the same. The Bure was shorter and neutral faced. The old Easton Shanahan was similar to the Bure. Both the Easton Shanahan and Bure P10 got elongated at some point. Thus, each blade pattern got ruined IMO. I can take pics of the P10 Gagne to compare if needed.
  9. If I recall correctly, the pre-composite era P10 Bure and Easton Shanahan were mid-toe, neutral, and medium length. For some reason, both companies made their respective blade much longer in length. I have a ~1998 Shanahan wood blade that I used for a few years (since I only played a few times in that span) and it is much shorter than the "current" P10 Gagne's and Shanahan's wood blades I picked up in the last year. I have been looking for a curve similar to the P10 Bure for 3 years. Closest I found is the Harrow #4. Problem with the Harrow blades is that they are tapered -- I can't find a tapered shaft with square-cornered dimensions in a 75 flex.
  10. How so? I have a new P10 Gagne wood blade, and it is very similar to the Easton Shanahan. How is the composite P10? It looks the same to me on MyBauer.
  11. Nope. The shaft for the OPS is elliptical while the shaft for the shaft is square the whole way with a standard taper. Great, thanks. Does that mean that the OPS has a lower kickpoint? What exactly is the elliptical do in comparison to the standard taper? I thought the Z-Bubble had a low kickpoint too.
  12. Not sure if this will come off as a stupid question, but is the S19 OPS shaft the same as the S19 2-piece shaft?
  13. Does anyone know whether the Bauer branded (without the Nike swoosh) one95 shaft is available in stores? I have seen Bauer-only OPS but not a shaft.
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