Stuck between flex choice...
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06-12-2009, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
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no i meant 110 flex. people suggesting that is ridiculous. and really, unless the OP is playing in a competitive B/A league, (or AAA or AA or whatever, but assuming his height and age he is an adult player) the 85 will work fine.
We really dont try in A league anymore and most of us have dropped down to 85, a couple (myself included) are still playing with 100s but we are stronger and better hockey players and have better shots all around than the OP assuming he is not an A league type player, so, i dont see why he'd NEED a 100 flex.
the 100 will work for you, im just not convinced it is necessary. however i dont know what level you play at, so i cant really tell if you are decent (college level in prime) or not. if you couldn't play college (****** college works too) i dont really think you need a 100. get whatever you like though. go to lhs and take some wrist shots with same stick in 85/100, and ask if you can take some slappers with them (offer to pay for stick if you break it) and get what feels best.
Okay if my input matters any I NEED a flex half of my body weight at least to shoot rockets with a slaphot or a snapshot. I can shoot slapshots with a low flex but the stick feels too rubbery and it just has a jell-O feel to the shaft. this is my current issue as I am using a 100 flex and I weigh 235lbs. Almost what I want but not quite.
This being said the stiffer flex does take away a bit from wristshots and things like backhand shots. One can still shoot them but they are more difficult as you do not have as good a whip for the torque needed for wristshots to be as hard as possible.
Also you can be more accurate with a lower flex with respect to wristshots.
The problem presented though is breaking your stick easier because your body weight overpowers the flex and it breaks with slapshots.
All I can say is find a happy medium for your particular style of play and go with it. there really isn't a wrong way to deal with these things. Telling someone they are wrong for using a lower flex is not the right thing to do because for them maybe it is the right thing. They may be a playmaker with more finesses to their game or something.
There really is a lot to consider with stick choice.
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