Do sticks with higher flex break easier?
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03-22-2010, 11:05 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
I have heard it both ways, and it depends on how you're breaking sticks.
Some people say a stiffer stick doesn't have as much give, so when you flex it too much it will snap. A whippier stick will bow out more like a wet noodle.
Others say a whippier stick weakens as it gets flexed enough and that will cause it to break. A stiffer stick will not be stressed as much.
How much ice are you hitting before the puck? If you're hitting it a foot before the puck, you could be loading the stick too much and causing it to break. The general recommendation would be to try a slightly stiffer stick and hit the ice a few inches behind the puck.
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