How to buy a hockey stick
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04-13-2010, 01:28 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tampa, FL
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Well, I guess the operative word is...New! Here my two cents. I would recommend a wooden stick first. Learn how to play the game first before you go out and spend money on looks. No body cares what your stick looks like! However, everyone cares whether the
can pass the puck or not.
Trust me when I tell you, the fans up in the stands don't really give a sh** if you have a good looking stick. Can you shoot, pass, puck assist? Oh, here the big one...can you skate?
Not to be a tool, but If you are a beginner, learn with a wooden stick first before you go invest in a
Wood sticks are getting rather hard to find. Go online and find an 85 flex in a non-coffey pattern... Go ahead, I'll wait.
Add in shipping(because you have a worse chance at finding one locally, in nearly any area) and you're spending too much for a stick that isn't going to last a whole long time.
I'm not a beginner player and I still get a whole lot more use out of a $120-150 pro stock stick than I would get out of $200 worth of wood sticks. The blades simply don't stay stiff long enough.
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