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TPS R8 Composite Stick

FEATHER LITE TECHNOLOGY * Extra Light stick for extra quick hands * Better feel of the puck for improved dexterity and stick handling skills * Reduced tirednessDOUBLE KICKER+ TECHNOLOGY * Two different flex zones for a complete loading of the stick on any type of shots and wrapped with high modulus carbon fiber * Maximum power is delivered on slap, snap and wrist shots for harder shots and ultimate responsivenessEXTENDED TAPER TECHNOLOGY * Centralizes the energy to be transferred upon release of the pressure * Faster puck response on slap, snap and wrist shots and reduced torsional deflection for improved shot accuracyTRUEFIT QUATTRO * The shaft is ergonomically design to fit in the hands of players * Better puck control and minimal tiredness in the hands for a relentless performanceHI-FI+ TECHNOLOGY * Thin blade design with a high-density foam core and a high modulus carbon wrap * Reduced weight for better balance and puck control * Less torsion for more accurate shot with a perfect trajectory
Average Rating:
4.667 out of 5
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9 out of 9(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for R8 Composite Stick
Review 1 for R8 Composite Stick
Date:8/17/12
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
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Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
Skii
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Best Description: Player
Great stick at the discount price
Pros: Great value
Cons: graphics
I've only had the stick for a few weeks so we'll see about durability. However, it has taken several direct hits, blade and shaft, from slap-shots without chips or cracks. I've used Warrior, Easton and Reebok sticks in the past and I like this one the best. Puck feel is much better and snap and wrist shots are coming off hotter. all in all a great product for the discounted price. My only gripe is the graphics. I have the Nash and it's a nasty maroon color. Can't have everything though.
Review 2 for R8 Composite Stick
Date:5/25/12
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
Kree
Location: Los Angeles Kingstown! It's time for the Cup!
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Great stick for the price
Pros: Great value, Quality, Easy to use
I think all these sticks including this one are all overpriced but this one has good weight and feel and balance. I don't like the curve all that much but to each their own. the stick is very good quality.
Review 3 for R8 Composite Stick
Date:4/24/12
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
OSUDiver
Skill Level: Beginner
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Love It!
Pros: Great value, Quality
I have used Sherwood T90's before the R8, compared to the T90 I love the feel of the puck. The texture is also a added nice touch. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I love it!!!!!! Especially at this price you can't beat it.
Review 4 for R8 Composite Stick
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
StLBluesGuy314
Location: St. Louis, MO
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
WOW! Better than expected
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use
I recently bought this stick because I broke my previous one (obviously). I picked this one based on the reviews at first. While at the store I picked it up and was shocked at how light it was. At only 435 grams, this thing is 80 grams lighter than the stick I was using. I saw an immediate increase in my stick handling abilities and it just felt so much better to skate with.
I am going to disagree with one of the previous reviews though about the flex. I have been an 85 flex player so I was a little hesitant to get the whip 70 flex. The above review says that the flex plays much stiffer than 70 but I think it is dead on. It definitely has more whip than my previous 85 flex stick, but I like it. It took me a little while to get used to the new curve, I got the Nash curve and love it, and the whipper flex. My snap and wrist shots are coming off much hotter and I can controll the height better. My slapper is totally different and I like it much more. Due to the whip and light weight of the stick my slapper is coming off extremely hot. I am also able to controll the height much better. I doubt the controll of height is due to the stick, probably just more confidence, but I'll take it. Like I said, the shot is coming off significantly harder and with more accuracy.
Overall, this stick is great. It is light, comes in great curve options, and has a great feel when shooting. I wish it came in better color options, mine is kind of a maroon color but looks black on the ice, so works for me. You can't beat the price for a stick of this weight. I was looking around doing research before I made my decision and this stick is only 9 grams heavier than one of the lightest sticks on the market and is over $100 less! Take some time to get used to it and you will not be disappointed.
Review 5 for R8 Composite Stick
Date:11/16/11
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Extremely Light
Heavy
Light
Wheels
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice
Best Description: Player
A very underrated stick
Pros: great performance
Cons: flex rating is very misleading
The TPS R8 performs like a high end $200+ stick, but at a much lower price. It's the only stick in this price range you're going to find that's 435 grams. I noticed an immediate improvement in my stick-handling and shots. There's a textured grip zone only in the center of the shaft for your lower hand, which is a nice touch. Great shot power as well. Been using this stick for several months, taken hundreds of slap shots, dozens of slashes and a few shot blocks, the shaft has one minor chip and a hairline surface crack, no effect on performance whatsoever, the stick has proved to be very durable.
The only issue I have is with the flex rating. I got the 70 "whip" flex, but found that to be misleading. Comparing the flex to other sticks I've owned/tested out, this stick actually flexes like a 90-95 flex. I've grown to love this stick, but I initially purchased it to see how I'd like a really flexy stick, which this is not. If you want a stick with true "whip" flex, look elsewhere, but for those looking for a moderately price high performance stick with medium flex, the R8 is a gem.
Review 6 for R8 Composite Stick
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
Rammer
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice
Best Description: Player
An excellent stick
Pros: Quality, Features
Cons: Expensive
This stick has nice balance and weight. It does not feel as light in your hands as some of the other sticks in its class, but is very light nonetheless.
It is very whippy, and gives great power to your shots. Although it is rated as 70 flex, I don't think that it is any more flexy than the 75 flex sticks that are out there. In fact, I have a Sher-wood 75 flex stick that I think has more flex than this one.
I found it to have good feel for passing and receiving passes as well.
Review 7 for R8 Composite Stick
Date:9/5/11
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
MMihran
Amazing stick
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features
I just love this stick.
The handling is amazing. And for the price,wow, It's worth to try it. The whip flex is amazing for an attacker.
Review 8 for R8 Composite Stick
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
cshaff
Location: Pennsylvania
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice
Best Description: Player
Best Kept Secret
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features, exceptional balance, responsive blade, shaft shape
Cons: none
Unbelievable performance, tremendous value. Whatever happens to the TPS brand in the future, I am glad these sticks are still available now. One of the best balanced sticks in the business, perfect balance. Exceptional kick, lively and responsive blade, and great durability. Puck feel is off the charts, shaft shape is perfect. Tactile grip zone in middle of shaft. There is a flex and pattern for everyone. Stock up while you can, I know I will be.
Review 9 for R8 Composite Stick
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
andy
Location: va
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Both
Best Description: Player
r8 lite
Pros: Great value, Quality, light, great shot power, dual flex
Cons: puck feel, half-gripped shaft
Overall a good stick. Not the best but for the price its a deal. Stick is fairly light and has a good balance its actually weighted in the middle which gives it a different feel at first. The bergeron is the sakic/p92 clone and has a grip finish on the middle part of the shaft which was unexpected. I dont particularly care for grip sticks but the shaft felt fine.Great power when it comes to shots, but the overall feel with stickhandling feels a bit soft. Overall a good stick, would have given it 5 stars if the blade didnt feel too soft.
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