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05-02-2009, 02:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
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To be honest, unless you've used one you aren't able to accurately speak on behalf of it's durability. Maybe the guy was chasing raccoons out of his attic with it earlier.....maybe his wife uses it to leverage the mower out of the shed....maybe his kids like to use it a spring board.
I'd argue, the constant leaning on the stick to check it actually hurts it. I'd further argue the reason they are doing that it because of the sound a composite can make in those situations. I've heard that sound enough to check my own stick and ask others if they had broken their stick on that play. Very rarely has the stick actually been broken, just sounds like it has.
I'm pretty certain I specified what my team mates do with theirs often by testing the blade often and that I have never owned one and specifically proclaim not to be a know-it-all expert.
I reported what I saw and have seen for a few years now playing hockey which influenced my decision to go with a 2 piece composite which seem to be a lot more durable. I never feel the need to test my blade often like guys on the team do.
if they were so durable and only broke when getting slashed at why do these guys check them in warm ups and just after receiving a hard pass?
That was all I was saying.
It is clear some people are going to defend their spending $200 for a stick and praise them to be gifts from the Gods and the best things since sliced bread when they clearly break easier than people admit.
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