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On 11/29/2019 at 12:20 PM, RichMan said:

Giving Agatone my money for gear and never seeing an ounce of it.

Selling my Heaton Helite Z pads.

Missing out on a brand new pro-return H5 c/a by a couple minutes.

Buying 452 CCM Tacks...ohhh my feet!!!

Buying a Miller c/a (not from Glen but from Paul at the GSBB) that turned out to be a full right and thin as shit. I was never told.

A full right c/a? How long ago was that?

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Buying Vortek pads over Smith. Love Vortek gloves but liked Smith pads way more once I got my hands on a set. 

Then I sold my Smiths after being injured. I then bought a used Warrior set because the feel a lot like the Smiths I had and longed for after coming out of retirement.

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9 hours ago, keeperton said:

A full right c/a? How long ago was that?

Almost 20 years ago or so.

John Brown used to (might still) offer regular or full-right setups on demand.

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5 minutes ago, RichMan said:

Almost 20 years ago or so.

John Brown used to (might still) offer regular or full-right setups on demand.

I do believe he still does offer the option of a catch left or full right cladding for his chesties. I know it was standard to specify left or right catch hand for a John Brown for a long time.

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1 hour ago, bunnyman666 said:

I do believe he still does offer the option of a catch left or full right cladding for his chesties. I know it was standard to specify left or right catch hand for a John Brown for a long time.

He still does as a standard question on the order form.

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7 minutes ago, ThatCarGuy said:

My biggest regret was buying True sticks. Repeatedly. 

Didn't you just get your first composite?

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Stomping on my Bauer composite stick after a rough game a few weeks ago. It was my backup stick but now I have a foam core as my backup so my V1 Pro better last...

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47 minutes ago, MangoRhinehart said:

He still does as a standard question on the order form.

Why would you not on a custom chesty? Silly not to IMO

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3 minutes ago, bunnyman666 said:

Why would you not on a custom chesty? Silly not to IMO

Because in this day and age of the mindset of the "disposable society" , even with custom, people still buy with the thought of future selling the piece.  Having full right limits re-sale value.  

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21 minutes ago, Naz said:

Because in this day and age of the mindset of the "disposable society" , even with custom, people still buy with the thought of future selling the piece.  Having full right limits re-sale value.  

No argument there.

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Brian's sticks, True sticks, Bauer NME mask. Hated them all.

But by far the worst were my Eflex 400's. It was my first set, but I wish I would have done more research or increased my budget before I got them. I HATED that set so much. The trapper was like concrete to close. The nylon buckles were so annoying and never rotated right. The pads were as heavy as cinder blocks with unpredictable rebounds. They came with Toe Hooks and I hated those too. Eventually moved to Supreme One.9's and now I'm on my fifth set of Bauer's. But man, I doubt I'll ever seriously consider Eflex pads because there's still a bad taste in my mouth.

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14 hours ago, coopaloop1234 said:

Didn't you just get your first composite?

I posted that right before I got it. It’s safe to say I’m not going back either if I can help it. Hopefully Warrior lasts longer than True.

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6 hours ago, ThatCarGuy said:

I posted that right before I got it. It’s safe to say I’m not going back either if I can help it. Hopefully Warrior lasts longer than True.

True played well for me; that is the pity. I may try Warrior one of these days.

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On 12/3/2019 at 5:39 AM, RichMan said:

Almost 20 years ago or so.

John Brown used to (might still) offer regular or full-right setups on demand.

Fair enough. I don't know that I've ever seen one like that in person though. I'd definitely love a couple of handedness tweaks to my c/a though.

17 hours ago, bunnyman666 said:

True played well for me; that is the pity. I may try Warrior one of these days.

True sticks seem to be pretty hit or miss. I've never played with one, but holding them I don't think they'd be my thing based on their balance.

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On 12/3/2019 at 10:08 PM, ThatCarGuy said:

I posted that right before I got it. It’s safe to say I’m not going back either if I can help it. Hopefully Warrior lasts longer than True.

I slammed my CR2 into the post the other night; full-on baseball style, edge of the paddle, chopping through the post kind of motion. The impact, right where my stick met the post, chewed up the outer layer a bit. But, so far as I can tell, that's all it did. Pretty sure if I got some epoxy and glued the fragments down (or taped them down) it would be perfectly serviceable.

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6 hours ago, keeperton said:

Fair enough. I don't know that I've ever seen one like that in person though. I'd definitely love a couple of handedness tweaks to my c/a though.

True sticks seem to be pretty hit or miss. I've never played with one, but holding them I don't think they'd be my thing based on their balance.

Weirdly, a large enough knob on the end made it feel okay for me. I always cut 4-6” from the shaft for better leverage when I (poorly) play the puck. I love the way pucks launch from these with little effort. 

I noticed a spare had some cracks on the edge of the paddle when I was re-taping my edge. I am quite active with the stick and it could be actually cracked if these sticks are as fragile as their rep says. Did not bother to look to see if it was superficial or structural. I throw my car wrap material on (I hate advertising for other people) and it’s covered. I should flex the stick to check. 

I am in love with the Bauer Reactor Hybrids, but my current beef with Monkey prevents me from buying any more, even at 2/$100.

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