Thread: Ideal flex?
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02-10-2011, 08:11 PM
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I'm a bigger guy, but I still prefer ~85 flex. I've got a couple 75, and some 100, 110, and 120 sticks, but I still feel best and most confident with the 85 flex. My snapshots are what seem to improve the most at the 85, the release is quicker for me, and my slap shot doesn't deteriorate a noticeable amount. I'm sure we can throw out recommendations for you, but when it comes down to it I attribute it to personal preference. If it feels to stiff, try something softer in flex (and vice versa).

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Originally Posted by CPhoenixM View Post
Interesting. I went to the hockey shop yesterday to get a helmet with a cage and a neckguard, and I was flexing out some of the 75 - 77 flex adult sticks. They don't feel much different from my 85 flexer when just flexing them out on the floor. Shouldn't there be a noticeable difference?
You should most definitely feel a difference, I can notice a difference between my 85 flex easton and my 75 flex tps, its pretty night and day. In a hockey shop it might not be as noticeable as when your on the ice, but when it comes to shooting, its really easy to feel which is the softer flex, the 75 almost 'lags.'

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