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10-04-2010, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Garfinkel1 View Post
So, I recently found out that my stick with 102 flex was in no way the right stick for me.

Height:5'5
Weight:140 LBS

So, now I need to go buy a stick that's right for me and I honestly have no idea were to start. I wanted to just buy it online and have it arrive at my house (Yes, I'm lazy)...

I play for a Mens hockey league and pick-up hockey over the summer...I don't need a super-expensive stick but I don't mind spending the extra money if it's worth the investment (I'm a college student).

Jarrick reccomended I use..
I came up with a stick flex calculator that seems to be fairly accurate

Take your weight, then use half of that to start

Now you have modifiers
+5 If you have good technique
+5 If you are stronger than most people your weight
+5 if you take a lot of slapshots

-5 If you are not that great at shooting
-5 If you are weaker than most your weight
-10 if you take a lot of wrist shots and snapshots

I find this to get you pretty close, if not exactly at the flex you should be

I weigh 180 so I start at 90 flex
+5 for good technique
-10 for taking lots of wrist shots and snapshots

That puts me at 85 flex which is my preference.

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