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03-11-2011, 01:23 PM
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Brodeur
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Intermediate is basically a class termed for teenagers, but realistically can fit anybody from like 5'4 to 5'10. Intermediate goalie pads are the same way.

I'm 5'9 and use intermediate sticks and/or pro-radius shafts. Off the top of my head, intermediate sticks are about 3" shorter than their senior counterparts and can have smaller shaft dimensions--My Mission M-1 intermediate is still my favorite stick ever. Not a fan of boxy sticks, so I tend to get a better grip with intermediate sticks.

The other thing is flex which is totally personal preference. I like whippier sticks, so getting a 75 flex intermediate works for me. Other guys buy an 85/100 flex senior and cut it down, which ends up creating an stiffer flex.

Not sure if he still does, but I seem to recall Phil Kessel using 75 flex intermediates when he first broke into the NHL.

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