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03-20-2009, 10:27 AM
Stefan It Up
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Originally Posted by hubby1746 View Post
ya i mostly play outside, well during the winter at least, im trying to find a place to play during the spring/summer months. i read that tapered shafts get narrower towards the blade, does this make them any less durable than standard shafts? the tapered shaft/blade combo def seems more attractive to me cuz its closer to the feel of a 1-piece, but if they r less durable im gonna have to go with the standard cuz wooden sticks seem more popular than composites with the crowd i play with, so im gonna need it to hold up against those clunky woodies.
Tapered shafts aren't any less durable.

Originally Posted by hubby1746 View Post
how would a composite shaft hold up outside during the winter months? i play at an outdoor rink and it can get pretty cold, mostly between 10-30 degrees, would that make the shaft less durable?
They should hold up just fine. If anything, wood sticks are more prone to drying out and becoming more brittle in the cold.

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