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Warrior Dynasty Stick Review and Warrior Mojo Stick Review

August 17th, 2011 Tyson Comments off

This holiday season Warrior Hockey will be coming out with a couple new hockey sticks, the Warrior Dynasty and the Warrior Mojo hockey sticks. The Warrior Dynasty hockey stick will be replacing the Warrior dolomite that had great success for several seasons.

Warrior Dynasty Hockey Stick

The Warrior Dynasty stick will have some similar features to the Warrior Dolomite stick such as: the same top of the line carbon elite material, Multi-Bias fiber placement to improve impact durability, fused one-piece design that offers a more forgiving feel, and the precision taper that focuses the majority of the flex in the lower quarter of the shaft.

Warrior Dynasty grip hockey sticks

The most significant new feature on the Warrior Dynasty stick is the Axy Sym technology. The Axy Sym is the reinforced construction on the back side and bottom of the shaft. Compression fibers have been added to the back side of the shaft, and when the stick is loaded, this causes the front to stretch more. More stretch equals more release. The puck is released faster with no energy loss. Left and right  sticks are built different to spring the force directionally.

Warrior Dynasty Hockey Stick with Axy Sym Technology

When I had the chance to check out the Dynasty stick you could actually feel that the when flex the stick in the regular direction it had stiff snappier feel. Then when flexing the stick on the backhand it felt softer. Another new feature on the Warrior Dynasty is the Slick Grip which according to Warrior “…ensures proper hand-lock/nonslip during high-load shots.  By adding extra grip on back hand and bottom of shaft with Nipple Grip raised edges, Slick Grip allows for easy movement in fingers for up-and-down shaft stick handling and transitions between shots. So basically, the slick grip is the nipple grip coating on two sides of the shaft.

Warrior Slick Grip stick coating

The Dynasty hockey sticks feature the same blade core found on the premier Warrior Widow hockey sticks, the D-Lite blade core. Using an internal polymer core, D-Lite technology allows for a very stable heel and base area which transitions to a very light and springy mid-toe area. The center of gravity of the blade is also moved closer to the heel area, which makes the blade feel lighter but does not affect stability at impact. Taper hosel area is hollow, allowing for more weight savings.  Additional aramid internal blade cap helps impact durability and prolongs blade life. Warrior has also introduced the X-Weave in the blade. X-Weave fiber matrix allows for increased strength on back side and bottom of the shaft and blade for increased recoil forward into the shaft.

Warrior Dynasty Blade Close-up

Warrior is also introducing the Mojo hockey stick that is at a lower price point, but shares many of the same features seen on the Dynasty. The Warrior Mojo hockey sticks feature the same Axy Sym technology, X-Weave fiber matrix, precision taper, and slick grip. The biggest differences between the Warrior Dynasty and Mojo stick is material (Mojo features carbon deluxe), and blade core (Mojo features a soft core blade rather than the D-Lite blade core.

Warrior Mojo Hockey Stick

The Warrior Dynasty and Warrior Mojo hockey sticks will both be available for pre-sale 9/15 at IceWarehouse.com and InlineWarehouse.com

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Warrior Widow Hockey Stick

January 4th, 2011 Tyson No comments

Warrior Widow Hockey Stick 2011

Warrior Hockey is about to unleash its latest and greatest hockey stick…The Warrior Widow Hockey Stick.  The Warrior Widow stick will be taking over the top of the line spot from the former king of the Warrior stick line, the Kronik stick. Warrior has used the same true one-piece construction process on the Widow that they used with the Kronik. The combination of Warrior’s carbon elite carbon and the one-piece construction process results in an impressively light, and balanced feel, with great energy transfer and power.

Warrior Widow Hockey Stick

The Widow stick also brings a new taper and flex profile to the Warrior stick line. Warrior is calling this new taper the Dagger Taper Technology. Essentially the Dagger taper technology is a process of tapering the shaft even more aggressively to about the width of the blade along with softening the flex in the upper handle to create additional flex. According to Warrior this allows the stick to have a greater overall flex for better pop on slap shots, wrist shots, and snap shots.

Warrior Widow Hockey stick with Dagger Taper Technology

Warrior has also introduced a new material for the Widow hockey stick. The Blade on the Widow Hockey stick features the X-Stitch. The X-stitch is based off the carbon elite material, but adds aramid stitches to increase the overall strength and puck feel. Aramid is a Kevlar like fabric material that offers great strength properties. The Warrior Widow hockey stick also features the evolution of the Double D blade core, which is refereed to as the D-Lite blade core.  The D-Lite blade core offers a similar double-density internal polymer core as the double d.  However, Warrior has also added a Durable cap wrapping the parameter of the blade to help further increase durability.

Warrior Widow Hockey stick blade close-up

The stick length has been extended on the Warrior Widow stick.  Warrior has added 3″ to the shaft to help make heavy end plugs unnecessary.  According to Warrior if you cut the stick within the 3″ area it will not change the flex of the stick.  Personally, I think any time you cut a hockey shaft the flex will has to be somewhat altered, although that change will not be the exact same for all sticks. So, I think Warrior has designed the stiffness of that part of the stick with a carbon weave that will have a minimum impact on the flex of the stick when cut. Which is nice to not mess with an end plug that will add weight and change the flex.

All in all I think Warrior has a winner here, and has certainly raised the bar from where the Warrior Kronik stick left off.

Categories: Hockey Stick Reviews