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05-02-2009, 12:02 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tampa, FL
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My mechanics are awesome and i do not break sticks .... never have really.
I was talking about guys I play with who receive a hard pass and give their blade a weight test after they receive it. Just reporting what I see often when playing.
Nobody with a straight face can tell me that composite blades on one piece sticks don't break in odd manners sometimes. They do i've seen it meeseff.
They DO break in "odd" manners... but it's not because of the "odd situation" 95%** of the time, it's what's happened to the stick previously that started the "odd breakage." You ever see a guy lean into a stick to see how far it flexes? That can easily cause an early demise to a OPS... Including that stick you bought from your LHS that someone did "the flex test" 2 days earlier.
**95% is obviously an estimated number, it's probably less. Manufacturing defects do happen, that's why there are warranties
Now, one thing I didn't really touch on is that I'm referring to high-end sticks. I've split a few low-end sticks because they're not made to flex as much as higher-end sticks. You can literally hear the fiberglass cracking when you shoot. Those very well may break from shooting, depending on the flex and your strength/weight/technique.
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