Discussion in 'Goalie's Zone' started by goalie123, Jan 30, 2012.
surely the name for animal's stick should be the "attacker whacker"
I am looking for a 32 inch keeper stick. Any thoughts?
You could try a mercian viper, i use one and it is about 32/33 inches and reasonably light as well
OBO Fat Boy all the way, nothing like a ball pinging off your baseball bat like stick to put the offence in there place.
Viper is 30 inchs nowadays, can't seem to get 32 inch unless u get a junior stick or a 34 and saw off a bit
I actually use both the Fatboy and the Skinny Thing. I use the Fatboy for outdoor obviously and the Skinny Thing for indoor. I don't really notice any weight difference between the two to be honest. I think what I like most about the Fatboy is obviously the power it provides for clearances, (something I can't use in indoor, haha!), but in terms of weight, there really doesn't seem to be that much difference when you are playing with it, in my opinion. It all comes down to what you like more, your playing style, and what you will be using it for, since Fatboy is obviously not meant to be an indoor stick.
Fat all the way!!!
I bought OBO Fatboy and within 3 games it was falling to pieces, possibly due to that thin wall you're talking about. Got it replaced and the new one doesn't seem to have the same problem, so possibly just a duff batch at some point. It really hasn't struggled while taking some big hits.
Compared to my old Mercian Znake, the FB makes up for the extra weight by deflecting effortlessly, even with powerful shots. The extra weight you have to carry around, also means extra inertial mass which helps no end with deflections. And as long as you have decent arm strength, you shouldn't find it too heavy to wield.
Dave30, Just for you. DiX StiX GK MkII
i like it (Y) now mass produce them and when every keep is using one we'll talk royalties
I have a fatboy, and to me it feels lighter in my hand than the skinny thing, I think just because of the way it's balanced. Plus it means I'm just like Jamie Dwyer. He uses a stick that's actually named after him, and now so do I.
I'd love to have a look/ feel of one of your sticks. Like you I like the shape of a GK stick but the stronger contact feel of a field stick. I am in Perth, has anyone over here bought one? If not how much are you selling for?
Fat sticks are much better - any extra width has to be an added bonus for making saves.
I find that a 36" stick gets caught in my smock sometimes, so I will normally ask the shop to cut it down to a 30" whenever I buy a new one. Does anyone else have this issue with longer sticks?
Interstingly though, recently I've started using my old stick - it's the oldest piece of kit in my bag (alongside my trusty box!) and has outlived numerous pretenders. I've broken several sticks in the past few seasons, and so each time I've gone back to the old one. It's made of wood and looks like something the dog has been chewing on, but it still endures to perils of league hockey and never complains. Not bad for a £20 stick that is about 15 years old!
Here is a link to the Attacker Whacker on Animal's website:
they do have more weight towards the head than some other keepers sticks so will probably suit what you are looking for
Yes, they are head heavy which makes then feel 'heavier' than they are. My GK coach thinks its too heavy, but I love it so much I keep using it anyway...
I've just fractured my scaphoid though, so I'm going to have to go back to a super light stick after I've healed, until I get my strength back boooo to wrist injuries!
I've got used to my TK stick which is less head heavy (but is actually a touch heavier) than the Animal stick, so the Animal stick stays in my bag as a back up for now. may give it a try during Vets league.
My Atlas is head heavy and I struggled with finding the right place to hold it, as I found I was holding it on the shaft instead of the handle. So I got a role of lead and wrapped enough around the top of the handle to rebalance it, without adding too much extra weight to the overall stick. I generally hold my stick closer to the shaft anyway so there wasn't too much adjustment required.
However, the lead poisoning has made all your teeth fall out!
You must have read a different post to me. It says lead role, I was assuming that there was an actor stuck on the end of it.
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