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05-04-2010, 12:41 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
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I took some slappers this weekend and tried to take a new video...didn't work out so well because it was so windy and it kept knocking the camera over.
I picked up a new shaft, actually an old TPS tapered intermediate, to see how I'd shoot with a whippier stick (since I was getting no flex on my 75). I don't think there was any change in velocity, but I lost some accuracy on the slappers. Wristers seemed a little stronger.
I did find my accuracy went way, way up when I shot from the very heel of the stick. I think the really whippy shaft combined with the deflection of the blade amplifies any missed shots. But shooting from the very heel it was like pinpoint accuracy (hit 7/9 posts once).
Think I'll stick with the whippy shaft for now as it feels pretty good. I'm going to keep my eye out for a Forsberg type blade though, might be easier to shoot from the very heel of that compared to my huge hook.
I've got an 85flex and a 100 flex. I notice when I switch from one to the next that my accuracy is way off because I have to shoot differently with the 100flex. It seems with the 85 the puck is on the blade longer, and that gives me a bit more time to control where the puck is going
With the 100 flex it seems like right when I hit the puck, it launches it. Kind of like comparing flicking an eraser with one of those hard wooden rulers vs one of the more flexible plastic ones.
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