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01-24-2011, 08:51 PM
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I am 6.0, between 155-160 pounds. I do expect my weight to increase as I lost some because of health.

As a university student I do not have a lot of money. So I will probably go either with the wooden stick or the cheaper composite bauer. Any good store in Toronto to pick up good second hand hockey equipment? Maybe if I save money there I can get the seperate shaft and stick.

Thanks for the help.
Yeah, go for a wood stick, get one that's reasonably light and has a nice strong-looking fiberglass wrap around the blade. Make sure you keep the whole blade well taped, wood sticks suck once the blade starts to splinter, but good/regular taping can basically prevent that (get a nice, thick tape, I suggest Renfrew tape, not thin 3M tape which is garbage). The Sherwood 5030 is a real popular, it's light (for a wood stick), has a nice flex/feel, only drawback is that it breaks reasonably easily, but at your size/experience level you probably won't be shooting hard enough to have to worry about that too much.

For used hockey stores, I haven't lived in Toronto since I was 18, and haven't bought used gear since I was probably 15 or so, but I would normally go to Toronto Hockey Repair, they had a decent selection of used gear, but there might be better places out there. Also, you can sometimes find great deals on sites like kijiji and craigslist, not unusual to see people selling a complete set of equipment for $100 or so, though of course you have to get lucky and find someone with gear in decent shape in your size.

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