stick flex discussion
View Single Post
02-21-2012, 07:17 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Polar bear country
Originally Posted by
I've got a buddy who's 6'4 and under 160 and uses a 100 flex. He used a 112 flex One85 for a while (BOMB of a shot). Did an 85 flex with a full length wood plug too. But felt most comfortable with a 100.
Of course I also know a guy 5'6 160 and uses a 100 flex.
Gotta keep in mind the people who need the guidelines are typically beginners or novice players. I sure wouldn't tell Cammalleri that at 5'9 85 flex might be too stiff for him!
So many different flexes are being preferred amongst us amateur hockey players.
A VAST majority are using sticks way too stiff for them. I'm a guy whos 5'7 and 160lbs and i have tried sticks from 100 flex to 65, which is what i am currently using. Getting the most out of your shot requires flex on your stick, and im talking about major flex. You should be able to really whip it to get the most out of yourself in game situations.
Fatigue is a huge factor in hockey and it makes flexing that stick for a quick shot even harder. I couldn't even imagine using anything stiffer than my 65 in the 3rd round of a hockey game.
Just my 2 cents
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by MJAYK