How to avoid stick breakage?
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04-26-2010, 03:21 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
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.... Oops, I should add:
I'm 6'1" and I weigh 10 stone or around 64 kilos -- tall and thin.
The CCM 1052 stick I have is a stiff 100 flex.
Is that stick right for me? It's looking a little worse for wear, but it has never broken. My shots aren't the most powerful, either.
Try a less stiff stick. If it's too stiff, it'll be too hard to get it to bend, then you won't get the nice whip from the shaft which results in a harder shot. You should be able to comfortably flex the stick without much effort putting your weight down into the shaft.
As a general rule, take your weight in pounds (I'm 170lbs) and divide by 2. I use an 85 and a 90.
Also, the more you cut off the butt to shorten the stick, the stiffer the stick gets.
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