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03-23-2011, 06:32 PM
The Spicy Shrimp
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Originally Posted by noobman View Post
Probably not, no. Cheaper one piece sticks aren't much lighter than wood sticks, and your shooting technique probably isn't good enough yet for you to benefit from a whippier stick.
I'll disagree about the 4k. I started on wood, a 5030 actually, and after three stick and puck sessions, the bottom started splintering through the tape. The 5030 was 30 bucks, the 4k was 50, and has lasted much much longer, so for durability it's a lot better to go with a cheap composite. Also, just leaning slightly on it produces a lot of flex, something wood sticks just don't have. I've taken a lot of poor form slappers with it and it hasn't broken yet, something I can't say for the cheapo wooden stick I started with, whose blade splintered and ultimately broke on the taper.

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