Easton Stealth RS Hockey Stick Review

easton stealth rs review

by Jeremy Rupke on October 5, 2011

Easton sent Ken and I two Easton Stealth RS hockey sticks to review. We got them in the mail the other day and our first ice time is tonight. I thought I would give a sneak peak at the new Easton Stealth RS hockey stick.

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Jeremy’s Stick: Easton Stealth RS, Getzlaf curve, 85 Flex
Ken’s Stick:
Easton Stealth RS, Hall curve, 100 flex

We are going to use the sticks in a few games and then come back and update this review with more feedback.

First Impression

Right when I pulled it out of the box I liked it, the graphics are cool and stay true to the “stealth” theme. The black on black graphics are low-key which is how I like my sticks, but there is still the splash of yellow so the design isn’t too boring.

Feel

When I picked the stick up I immediately noticed how light is was I weighed it and it came out at 455 grams which is a full 40 grams lighter than the Winnell GX8 that we reviewed last year.

The shaft had the matte finish which I like much better than the sticky grip that some sticks have. The shape of the shaft feels great in the hand

Technologies worth mentioning

The big one here is the elliptical shape of the lower part of the shaft. The shaft near the blade is tapered which was designed to give shots more “pop”. The elliptical profile should increase the release of snapshots and wristshots and ensure that less energy is lost while shooting.

review of the easton stealth rs hockey stick

Easton Stealth RS Specs

  • Construction:
    • Kevlar® wrapped – For added durability
    • Compression molded – Using thinner layers of material Easton is able to use more layers, giving Easton shafts an unmatched responsiveness and allowing them to stay lively longer
    • High-end carbon fiber construction for an extremely light feel
  • Shaft:
    • TORX™ technology with Elliptical Profile™ – Improved torsional strength for better puck feel and shot accuracy
    • Tuned taper section built with Easton’s Elite Stiffness Profile to pro specs – Offers quick shot release and controlled puck reaction
  • Geometry: Pro inspired shaft dimensions
  • Straight side walls, and rounded corners
  • Shaft dimensions used by most Easton Pro players
  • Grip: Smooth matte finish stick coating
  • Blade:
    • Multi-Core design provides dampening
    • Upper core – Structural honeycomb like material for excellent dampening
    • Lower core – Solid core for improved feel
      • Solid dense lower core keeps the blade in contact with the puck longer resulting great puck control and feel

Easton Stealth RS Video Review

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crash May 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Jeremy,

The kevlar also gives a lot of pop because of its natural elasticity properties. It’s also used to dampen vibration. Kevlar is used extensively in snowboards for both of these reasons. I can see the dampening coming in handy for myself. I still have a few buddies who like to slapshot pass to me on occasion.

Nice review btw.

J

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greg j January 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

my friend who played in the ohl gave me a brand new rs, used it in maybe 8 or 10 beer league games and the blade cracked on me. dont get me wrong when the stick was brand new you could rip shots no prob. great feel. but i wouldt pay the money. not durable.

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Jeremy January 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

That’s how I broke both of mine, the blade cracked right along the bottom. Nice stick but I wouldn’t pay $300 no matter how good a stick is. Awesome stick though if you normally buy the high end sticks, Ken’s stick lasted for a full season and only broke recently

mark December 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm

WASTE OF MONEY! I am currently on my 3rd easton stealth in 2 months. i broke the first two in 7 games, the 3rd was a gift from the store i purchased them at. these sticks are nice to the eye, have a great release, but they are absolute junk. I have the old blue easton stealth as a backup, been playing hard with that one for 3 seasons and its never let me down. Easton dropped the ball big time with this model.

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Linda Delorme November 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

47 days ago I bought my 14 year old the Easton Stealth RS 100 Flex stick. He came home after practice last night the stick snapped in half. Paid $250.00 for it and now a broken peice of junk. I am very disappointed in the quality and now have to buy another stick today. This should not have happened!!

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mike February 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm

just sent my stick in for replacement. hopefully they honor the warrenty even though its a few days past 30. blade cracked after 4th use. good stick if you’re rich

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Brendan February 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Just bought a Easton Stealth RS off a website. Hope to get it within a week. Cannot wait to get that puppy on the ice. Everyone’s been saying that they brake easy. I hope mine doesn’t.

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Chris January 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I had the benefit of using the Stealth RS back to back with the Bauer APX at Pro Hockey Life’s shooting booth. I found the APX had a better feel and release on one timers. The Stealth had a better feel on wrist shots and snap shots with a better kick. In my opinion, if you are a defencemen or a play maker the APX may be a better choice. If you’re a player that wants to score off the rush who primarily takes wrist and snap shots then the RS is the stick for you!

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Brenden January 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

one of the best easton stick i have ever had i all ready have 26 goals with it in 12 games

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Hockey1 January 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I have had 2 RS’s they both broke in under one month. Good stick if your getting them for free, if your paying for them with your money………JUNK!!!!

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Reed January 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I just got mine last night. I have practice tonight and can not wait until i get to use it. I love the design and feel. I am used to the heavier sticks so the weight I like, I can get my shot off faster.

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don January 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I have gone through 3 stealth RS in 90 days one under warranty and two this week after the blades fall apart. The sticks crack along the bottom of the blades then they brake. I took the two sticks in where I bought them from they were going to show the Easton rep. One was cracked along the bottom still had all the yellow paint the blade looked like new. Other stick cracked along bottom and worked up the blade one more shot and it would of blue up. So basically I never got 30 days out each stick. Worst stick I have owned. Nice stick to shoot but not worth the money.
Don Bantam AA

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Adam January 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Wasn’t a very good stick for me. I broke the the blade in 2 weeks and got a replacement. Once I got the warranty stick I had it for about 2 weeks again before it broke in half. So I broke the RS twice in a matter of about a month. Not worth the money.

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Parker December 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I got this stick before the beginning of the season because others had loved it. It took me a few practices to get used to it but now i love the stick! Looks and feels fantastic! I really love the changes Easton brought to this new stick and can’t wait to see future models… GREAT STICK!

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sergei October 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm

cant afford this fucking stick :{

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Mishal October 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I’ve been deciding between which sticks to get for my first expensive top end stick and its always hard to choose between easton, bauer, reebok, warrior, ccm, etc because they each have their own top end stick. Then I heard about BASE and I’m impressed about what they can do, I’m just disappointed that there’s none close by. I’m planning on going to Vancouver in April where I will go and get my own session to custom make a stick and can’t wait, plus the price is amazing compared to other sticks and I can buy two base hockey sticks for the price of one Easton RS (roughly) but I will probably buy an RS to see the difference because that was the stick I was leaning toward, there was alos the bauer apx, reebok 11k and reebok a19

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Alex K. October 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I picked one up today and like you guys I can’t wait to get into some serious action with it. My prior sticks were Warrior Kroniks which weigh in about 420g, however the toe of the blades don’t last too long with constant (3x a week) use on the ice.

My worry with the RS is how it will stand winter weather for my outdoor games. I guess we’ll see….

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Jeremy October 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Typically the more expensive sticks are almost all graphite, which is lighter but less durable. For pro’s this is not an issue, but if money is tight it can get expensive.

The good thing about the Stealth RS is that they have wrapped it in Kevlar which will make it more durable.

Michael Lobitz October 6, 2011 at 7:30 am

At the end of last season I picked up a couple of new Base Hockey sticks (a newer company out of Canada). This company offers the pro stock experience for everyone including custom fitting and personalization of every stick they make. Some benefits include being able to get the exact length, flex, lie, and pattern that you want without having to succumb to the limited selection that most stores carry (no cutting or guessing where your flex ends up!). You are professionally “fitted” like you are buying a new suit! The sticks are amazingly light, come with custom graphics (name, jersey number, team name, team logo, etc.). They are kevlar wrapped and provide amazing feel and power transfer through the shot. I picked mine up for about $155 (US) each and they put my pro stock Bauer Supreme One95′s to absolute shame. I love the stick, the uniqueness of the company, and the fact that I can get an NHL quality stick for half the price of any other company out there. Check ‘em out…

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