Do some NHL players use intermediate sticks?
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05-10-2012, 02:26 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I use an INT 67, cut down to maybe a 73 or so. I don't like the feel of the slimmer shaft though.
I don't know what it is about manufacturers and selling senior sticks that are probably too stiff for the average player. Marketing?
There is no way that the average beer leaguer is getting full use out of their senior sticks. The lowest flex senior stick I see retail around here is 87, but given that the average North American male is somewhere between 5'8" and 5'10", that stick is way too long. Is a 5'8" 180lb dude who plays once a week and sits in front of a computer all day REALLY going to be able to flex a 100 stick?
I realize a lot of it is personal preference etc etc, but I imagine there is a huge market for lower-flex senior sticks out there. I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
You're totally right. I used to have a senior 85 flex but had trouble with it. Moved down to a 67 intermediate and my shot has improved immensely since then.
Disclaimer: I'm short and light, 5'8", 160lbs
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