Thread: Stick advice!
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04-03-2006, 11:16 PM
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I'd suggest going with a decent composite shaft and a cheap *** blade. If it's outdoors I'd definitely look into an ABS blade, it's a sturdy plastic instead of wood which wears down really fast and chips at the bottom. It's been perfect for ball indoors and out and I've been using that blade a lot lately with a puck outside and it shows no extra wear. The only problem I've had is the odd blade the splits down the middle, usually not a big deal since the blade itself costs like 15 bucks and a good one will last a while.

Since you're a defenseman I'd suggest going with a slightly heavier shaft because you're not looking to stickhandle as much as you are to tie up other people's sticks. Good luck, a decent composite shaft should last you about four or five years so while it may be a big expense up front, it's not that bad in the long run.

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