10 23 2017

Easton Synergy HTX Senior Hockey Stick

Easton Synergy HTX Senior Hockey Stick

Easton was smart to finally bring back the Synergy name for its sticks. For anyone that doesn’t know, Easton was the first to bring out a 1 piece stick over a decade ago and called it the Synergy stick. From my time working at my local hockey store, the Synergy became synonymous with one piece sticks. Frankly, it took the rest of the market many many years to catch up in terms of technology and performance.
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Truth be told, the Synergy never really left. The name disappeared but its lineage is still around in the form of the V9 line, previously the Mako line. But Easton has chosen to bring back the Synergy name to replace the name that replaced to begin with. Confusing huh? Don’t worry if you liked the V9 or Mako, the Synergy is the same stick.
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The Synergy HTX is your typical stick with a rectangle shaft. It features Hypertoe which means that the stick is designed for you to shoot from the toe of the stick and allows you to make use of the stiff toe to create more velocity for your shot. It also features Hypertune which basically means that the blade stiffness matches the stiffness of the shaft. This allows the stick to be responsive in the way you want it to be. The blades also feature a dual lie. That means blade is rockered to allow you to change the postioning of the blade depending on what you want to do. Place it on the toe for shooting to force you to load it up. But when you stick handling and passing, the blade will sit flat to allow you a ‘normal’ feel. Once change from the original Synergy is that it has a tapered profile for a softer feel and mid taper kick point.
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Out on the ice, the Synergy stick felt normal. That is to say that I didn’t really notice it while I was playing. I was able to shoot the puck hard and with accuracy when I needed to. I was able to flip the puck and clear it out of my zone with relative ease. I was able to make and receive passes without thinking much about it. The stick allowed me to just play and not have to get used to it. And for that, I really appreciated it. If you can get out on the ice and not have a transition period, that is great. Then you can get out and just play.
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The Easton Synergy HTX is continuation of the sticks that came before it. Easton has rightfully returned the line to its Synergy name and it is the same stick that you remember. It is a workhorse that can deal with almost anything you want the stick to. It is a high end stick and comes with a high end price tag of $259.99. But if you are looking for a high end stick that is responsive, light and durable-ish, then you should consider the Easton Synergy HTX.
Hockey Gear Review recommends the Easton Synergy HTX stick for intermediate players and above.
Rating: ★★★★☆
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