Defense Shafts

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Defense Shafts

Postby Jagerlax13 on Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:07 am

Has anyone else been having a huge problem with bending newer titanium D poles? Last season I bent 2 warrior titan classics and a brine titanium pole (luckily i can waranty them). I think they've made their titanium thinner than they used to or something.

I've heard STX is more durable.
Anyone have any thoughts?
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Postby OklahomaLax45 on Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:52 am

If you can find one, the Brine Flipgrip longpole is a very durable stick. 2 seasons on it, no bending, but finally broke this year, so i bought a new one
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Postby packlax on Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:10 am

We've had a major problem with bending of D-Shafts as well. Several of our guys ordered the Brine Ti 22 d shafts and within days of getting them, they were being bent left and right. We sent them back to Brine and asked for an explanation, seeing as it wasn't only 1, possibly faulty, shaft, but several. Brine explained that it's part of the new stick, something along the lines of "the flex is actually beneficial, if they bend, just bend them right back." No real clue as to how that argument works, they sent us new shafts...and lo and behold, they bent...
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Postby TrojanLaxman5 on Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:43 pm

Stay away from the Warrior Titan Pro, I snapped mine the first game I had it a couple years ago.
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Postby DwinsChamps on Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:35 pm

I too had a falling out with titanium d poles, but I've since switched to the warrior diamond defense handle. It's lighter and cheaper than titanium but as strong as the krypto pro...and it has a year warranty.

The grip/feel is incredible.
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Postby LAXDawg14 on Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:31 pm

we always have our defensemen over the fence putting their shafts in a bind to bend them back....
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Postby DLSLax on Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:56 am

if you can find them, get the F22 or the F55 from brine. i had an F22 for 4 years until it bent, i tried 3 different warrior sticks and bent them all, then finally found an old F55 and i havent had a problem with it yet
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Postby warri0rlax22 on Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:55 pm

Stay away from the titan classic d poles also. I bought one just to mess around with (since i play attack) just thought it would be fun. I bent mine just from shooting hard. i was just ripping shots from the top of the box and after i was done it was really bent. I was pissed because i lost the reciept and couldnt return it. so now i have a badly bent titan classic. i would hate to see what happens to those in games.
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Postby MF on Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:43 pm

Stay away from the titan classic d poles also


I have to disagree about the Titan Classic. I have had two of them and one had broke after about four seasons. Which happens with some of the cold games that are played out here in Colorado. I had to go back to my original which I have had since High school. It must be about 8 season it has made it through. Yes they bent but thats the beauty, one push over the knee and back to normal. Plus the amount of bend these poles can take are amazing. I have had some crazy bends on these and for them to return to semi straight is why you spend the money for titanium.
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Postby Jagerlax13 on Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:04 am

i think both of those poles were from an older compostion of the titanium. I also used to love them, one i had from sophmore year of highschool lasted 4 years. I tied getting some of the newer ones (last season) and destroyed 2 in one season; they are different, you can tell by comparing them side by side. QC Lax won't even warranty Warrior Titanium D Poles anymore.

As a side note I got an STX titanium pole and am actually pretty happy with it, its much better than the garbage brine and warrior are kicking out these days. It is heavier but hasn't bent. Most of the guys on my team agree with this and have switched over as well. Has anyone tried out STX Scandium because i've been pondering giving that a shot for a backup?
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Postby Dr. Jason Stockton on Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:45 am

Take a look at the Howitzer D-shaft from Harrow. . .very durable shaft with a great warranty. www.harrowsports.com
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Postby DwinsChamps on Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:04 pm

I doubt the durability of the howitzer d-pole, it has a coating on it that chips off at the slightest opportunity. For a tough defensman, that stick will be destroyed after a season....not to mention, $190 is about as expensive as they come.

C405's are the best poles for the money. When it comes to strength vs. weight vs. price, 405's are about as valuable as they come.

EDIT: Turns out the howitzer d-pole weighs in at a solid 400g, vs. 360g for the c405. If you upgrade from the 405 to the krypto pro, you'll have a stick that's about 3/4 the mass of the howitzer for only $150.
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Postby tlaing1 on Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:43 pm

I go back to my lax store experience and my suggestions would be as follows:

Titanium: STX Titanium ONLY, everything else breaks or bends superfast

Other: DB803 were a huge seller for us and we never had a return. Superlight and very strong

STX Scandium is strong and very reliable

Brine: Magnesium Flipgrip, I have one and it's really strong

Warrior: is horrible, but if your going to go this route only go with a Regular Kryptopro or Krypto, but you can get teh same thing from an STX Axe . I had a diamond break 4 days in a row on us. (same kid)
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Postby MF on Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:32 pm

i think both of those poles were from an older compostion of the titanium


That could be the case. I would have to think that the newest classic I had was in 1999. There could be a big difference between then and now. They are definitely more expensive.

Does anyone have a take on the new Mavrik poles? I have yet to see anyone with one.
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Postby Andy Sharp on Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:47 pm

Marc Failer wrote:Does anyone have a take on the new Mavrik poles? I have yet to see anyone with one.
The gist I got was that they are basically dB803s.
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