Monthly Archives: September 2011

Easton Stealth RS Hockey Stick

The Easton Stealth RS stick is the latest and greatest stick from Easton hockey.  Easton has a long history of pushing the envelope on hockey stick performance, and has continued that tradition with the Easton RS stick.  The RS stick has evolved from the foundation of the former S17 stick and S19 stick.  Moving from the S17 to S19, Easton wanted to improve durability and increase the “pop” on shot release, so they stiffened the elliptical profile and re-engineered the blade. Moving from the S19 to RS, Easton wanted to really fine tune the flex profile and perfect the overall stick feel.

Easton Stealth RS Hockey Stick

Prior to designing the RS stick, Easton wanted to re-visit what their overall goals were for the new stick. What it really came down to was, “making the most out of your opportunities.”  In a typical hockey game your team might get around 30 shots, and each player may only get a couple of opportunities to get a good look at the net.  As a result, Easton really wanted to make a stick that players can trust that has high-end performance and a predictable feel.  When your opportunity comes in the game the RS can help you capitalize on it. When Easton fine-tuned the flex profile, they were able to make it smoother and more consistent, while increasing the “pop” to the shot release.

Easton RS Stick

Easton has also introduced some new materials in the Stealth RS stick that has decreased the overall weight while not sacrificing durability at all. The Easton RS stick features slightly different shaft dimensions than the S19 stick. According to Easton a large majority of their NHL pro players were all using the same shaft dimensions, so they decided to take that as a sign and apply those shaft dimensions to the retail version of the RS stick. The new shaft dimensions have straight sidewalls, and rounded corners.  In comparing the RS shaft dimensions to the S19 it is a slight difference but seems like the RS is just a little bit narrower.

Easton RS Stick

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the Easton RS stick, and have been extremely happy with its performance. First, just on appearance the stick looks nasty!  The black on black look is mean, and iconic. Also, the matted finish is a nice touch.  The RS stick has an extremely light feel.  It may not be the lightest stick on the market but it certainly is in that category. As far as the shot release goes it felt amazing.  Has a really snappy feel, and felt like the puck was just jumping off the blade.  The RS stick excels most on wrist shots and snap shots, but don’t let this shy you away from taking clappers from the point or one-timers in the slot. All around I have been very impressed by the RS stick, and would definitely not have a problem recommending it.

The Easton Stealth RS hockey sticks are available at and with free 2-day shipping and no handling fees.

Assistant Web Editor position opening at IW Hockey

Ice/Inline Warehouse is a global e-commerce business and online retailer for all your Ice and Inline Hockey needs.  We employ a diverse staff and are currently looking for an Assistant Web Editor with ice or inline hockey experience and knowledge.

Ice/Inline Warehouse publishes in-depth reviews on the latest hockey equipment and provides detailed product descriptions for all of the products sold on our website.  Our website features include “how to” and educational material.  An Assistant Web Editor will have solid writing/editing skills and a background or interest in hockey.  We require applicants to have current or extensive playing knowledge and experience to help improve review and content accuracy.  Knowledge not limited to Ice or Inline experience.

The Assistant Web Editor will be responsible for assisting in product descriptions; taking an active role in product reviews; assisting with writing and editing web content; assisting in video product reviews; editing customer feedback; and disseminating information on new products to relevant IW team members.  The secondary role is assisting the customer service staff and team sales in answering calls, emails or retail sales if required.

Ice/Inline Warehouse is located in San Luis Obispo, CA.  While Ice/Inline Warehouse is an online business, the Assistant Web Editor will be required to reside in the area of beautiful San Luis Obispo and fully enjoy its gorgeous California sunshine.  Day-to-day hands-on experience with the products to be written about makes telecommuting NOT an option.

Ice/Inline Warehouse offers a full medical, dental and vision insurance plan as well as profit sharing and employee 401K programs.

How to apply:

– Resumes submissions are required for all candidates. Interested candidates should submit their resume to: – ATTN: Hockey Web Editor

– Show Availability

– Tell About Yourself & Any Hockey Knowledge

– Must be physically capable (able to lift 50lbs, climb ladders, etc.)

– Applications must be submitted by September 30th.

• Location: SLO

• Compensation: Based on experience

• Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

• Please, no phone calls about this job!

• Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Bauer Vapor X 7.0 LE Hockey Skate Review

This Fall Bauer will be releasing the Bauer Vapor X 7.0 LE Hockey skate…which in my humble opinion will be nastiest looking skate on the marketing this holiday season.

Bauer Vapor X7.0 LE Ice Hockey Skate

The Bauer X7.0 LE Skates will have the exact same design and features as the standard Bauer 7.0 ice skate. Which is basically the same skate as the Bauer Vapor X60 skate. Due to the huge success of the X60 ice skates Bauer wanted to ensure they had a skate in their line for those players that fell in love with the X60 and just want to replace that skates. So they kept the exact same design and applied the updated X-rib construction to basically offer the same skate again for the 2011/2012 season.  The Vapor X 7.0 skate features the ultra light weight tech mesh quarter material, and dense durable liner featured on the X60 skate.

The Bauer Vapor X 7.0 ice skate will be available for pre-sale 9/06/2011 at

(p.s. spoiler alert the X 7.0 LE ice skate will match the Bauer Supreme TotalOne LE 2 stick perfectly!)