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10-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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it also depends on the quality of the sticks you buy, i have a vapor 40 that has lasted me well over 2 years and it has taken a beating. if your the kind of player that throws out reckless stick slashes and is hard on your stick, or course they break. what kind of hockey do you play? if its rec i don't know why your breaking them so easily
stick durablity appears to be a subjective term... and most people who I see break their sticks are the result of:
#1 - chipped blade from face off or being stepped on by skates
#2 - bad slash from an incredibly aggressive player
#3 - Slappers, usually during pre-practice warmups where people have the time to fully wind up
If you play shinny, or mid-level non-contact, I don't think there is a "quality" stick out there that shouldn't last...
the only stick I've detonated were crappy low-level CCMs, Vics... so I've now bought mid->high level sticks and haven't had a problem.
I don't know if there is truth to this, but I think that appropiate flex for your height and weight also ensures a level of durability...
I have had a old RM19 stick 85 flex w/ a 5.5 deg upright for a long time and it still plays great as a lightweight shinny stick, though the blade has became soft
My Easton ST 100 flex is heavier and also gives me a heavier shot, but is a solid constant performer...
One is built for duabilty, one for lightness/agility, and they've both lasted me at least 80ish games
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