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02-11-2012, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by AIREAYE View Post
Phil Kessel and Alex Ovechkin use sticks in the 70-80 flex range because they prefer the stick loading up for them. Chara uses 127 flex because he's the tallest player in the NHL. You're using 2 extremes as a basis for your argument. How about the majority of NHL players who use sticks in the 85-110 range?
Kessel uses and intermediate stick... designed for pre-teens... because you can count the amount of slapshots he takes a year with your hands. He almost strictly takes wrist shots/snap shots... which is why his stick has such a low flex even though he's over 200 pounds. I have a hard time believing Ovechkin's flex is that low because his stick would break at tremendous frequency with a 70 flex... he practically falls on his stick when he shoots.

But you're right, it's not a hard concept.

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