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best stick for faceoff

Postby Ally Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:38 pm

My stick just died and although I will always love her and miss her its time to move on. which stick would people recomend. I take face and love to dodge and shoot! any suggestions?
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Postby blues24ianb Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:49 pm

Ally - try an old wooden hattersley stick. It'd be interesting to see what happens at the face off.

Or alternatively you could contact Snooplax for one of those modern plastic head, titanium, all singing and dancing things.
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Postby cjlax Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:44 pm

Well firstly its another one of those personal preference things,
But in my opinion.. you don't want a Bionic to face with, too rigid and heavy.

Over the years my best face sticks have been, the X2 (very strong and light!) not so easy to get hold of now.
The Warrior Blade (now discontinued so could probably get a good price on one) This stick is medium offset and a good weight, it also allows for a bit of flex on the face.
An original sniper from STX - Bake it and boil it and then thing becomes very bendy and wont snap. This was probably the best face stick ever, but it does have the disadvantage of not being off set.
Suprisingly the Brine Ripper is great! Its well cheap and strong so you could break loads of them if you have to!

At the moment I'm not facing much, but have got a Torque from Ray at Zenith. This is one of the sweetest heads I've had (and I've had loads of heads!) It's a great weight (very light and strong too)

PS - You'll be able to run circles around any hickory cult member with a Torque!!!
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Postby cheekylaxstuff Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:57 pm

CJLAX WROTE
PS - You'll be able to run circles around any hickory cult member with a Torque!!!


How many times I have said , its not a cult!!!

Do you not watch star trek "Its a collective" :lol: :lol:

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Postby Mat P Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:07 pm

This hickory craze is more of a movement i feel! :roll:

Whilst i'm sure there are more bruises i'm sure there are a lot more goals too!

Surely it limits the amount of checks a d man can make?
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Postby cheekylaxstuff Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:22 pm

Mat . It does , we have had this discussion before .
The weight of d pole is appx 1.4kg , and the lightest of lightest on the market in a new aolloy is about .4kg

A lot of players are beginning to use them as training tools , weight resistance ect
However its also a taste of grip in wet weather , as well as preference in general

I am not encouraging heavy checking , nor bad defending.
Some guys should not possibly be playing game day with one, however training day maybe yes.If you read some of the feedback here , its seems to be doing some guys better.

Yes you may well get in less checks for your money , and 1 handed pickouts from the sky are hard I admit.

I knocked 5 down last week with a titanium d pole
The game before probably with the same number of chances only 3 and a glance


Lastly I am now stocking short wooden poles as well,every one has a choice now
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Postby cjlax Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:31 pm

I'd still go with Cult - But if you've seen star Trek then the Borg Collective shouldn't be messed with!

A new name for the 'Hickory' - the Borg stick!
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Postby cjlax Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:41 pm

I actually met a hickory on the field the otherday - Psycologically off putting!
If a D man wants some form of intimidation then go with the Hickory.

Attacking wise, its a good price for a shaft and a good contender to replace the Aluminium ones, This is the kind of shaft you can thrash around, and if it eventually breaks, then you can still afford to buy another one!
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Postby Mat P Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:41 pm

cheekylaxstuff wrote:Mat . It does , we have had this discussion before

I am not encouraging heavy checking , nor bad defending.


Sorry missed the discussions before and i have no doubt you are not promoting bad defending or anything untoward.

As a training aid it figures that a heavy stick will build the muscles used when passing/shooting/checking etc. It just seems, and i'm sure they're in the minority certain recent acquirers of the hickory shaft seem to have the wrong idea!

As for getting a shorty and evening up the playing field, should i consider it or would i be entering an arms race? :lol:
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Postby Wezalmighty Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:47 am

CJLAX wrote:I actually met a hickory on the field the otherday - Psycologically off putting!
If a D man wants some form of intimidation then go with the Hickory.


I have to agree with Cj on this one, Hickory sticks are bone breakers.


I'm a tad confused with what ally wants. Since he's talking about facing and shooting I assume its a new head he wants.

I personally swear by stx. Theres sommit offputting about warrior heads. They just look a bit plastic and I think they break too easily. That said they're widely used so I cant exactly diss them.
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Postby cjlax Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:56 am

I've had STX for years, however I always seem to break them straight down the middle of the scoop. This has hapened with a number of Protons.
The X2 is the best STX have produced in a long time, its super light and great strength!

I moved to warrior stuff last year, and now i'm playing with an Evo pro, Razor Pro and a gait torque! The quality in the warrior stuff now is very good, I suppose you hear about them snapping becuase so many people have Warrior,and proability says you will snap some!

But i'd use the stuff anyday. UKlacrosse are great when it comes to any problems with the products, they'll take on the warrenty for you. Warrior Klyltes are by far one of the best shafts, and the titaniums are good too.

Just got a 'mini finalizer!' its really cool for messing with anywhere!
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Postby morrell_ben Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:59 pm

I've got an STX Profile, seems pretty hot, but for faces, i reckon Brine Vapour, not too smart with offset/head shape, but that baby can bend so much its unbelievable (without snapping!) I faced with it for 2 years, still no snap, until the cold weather got the better of it!
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Postby Wezalmighty Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:19 pm

dont they lose shape a bit. I must admit to using a gait Icon in my early days and that had a shed load of bend in it. problem is, after a while it developed a slight lean which cheesed me off.

Stiff heads all the way for me.
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Postby cjlax Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:46 pm

All you do is unstring it and place it in a sink full of boiling water and leave it there. the head will then reshape back to normal. Still doing it with an original edge from 8 years ago!
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Postby cjlax Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:47 pm

Doh! double post again!
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Postby Mr.Stanford Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:36 am

My fave face off head is the Warrior finalizer, it has a nice narrow neck.

It also has a very wide scoop. This means 2 things narrow neck = good clamp, wide scoop = nice wide bit at the top = good for rake and jump.

Just got a new one and strung it with a high pocket, faces and shoots like a dream.
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Postby cjlax Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:28 am

I have the 'mini Finilizer!' Its very small, tight and light weight and even came with a mini Nemesis!
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Postby Delmonte Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:06 am

i dont know much about the technical tactics of face offing but all i know is that i win most of them :D , im a razor fan!!! first i used razor it snapped after 8 months down the side rail. and now i have a razor pro (ty UKLacrosse) its very nice to play with, has a wide head, starting to tilt to the right tho, going to need to straighten that baby out!
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Postby DommoBath Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:24 pm

I'm with Delmonte on this one...don't know much about technichalities, but I only started playing this year, got a Fuse, and it's been working really well for me at faces.
Sturdy but flexible and narrow throat so can get right over ball very quickly when clamping.
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Postby bdmitch Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:27 pm

I use a Superlight 2000 from STX, you wanna try it!!

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