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07-24-2007, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DANCIN'WITHJANSSEN View Post
From what I have heard, pro stock sticks ARE NOT more durable. They are actually in most cases less durable. The reason for this is that most pros enjoy a stick with more whip/flex.
For example, I have heard that Jagr uses a stick with a JR flex. Hence when he powers through shots he gets great whip increasing shot power and quickness. However, more flex equals better chance of snapping the stick.
The pro stock sticks usually have no warranty because while the company will customize the stick for a player, they can not assure that a stick with a big flex will last.
I'm not 100% sure about Jagr but I think he uses a stiff stick. Brett Hull used a 75 flex stick though.

But flex has nothing to do with durability, SOME pros like their sticks as lightweight as possible and will ask for some weight reduction... Less materials = worse durability.

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