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09-17-2012, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by AIREAYE View Post
Is the splintering even on the bottom? Or concentrated at the heel?
I guess you're right; more heel than technically the bottom of the blade.

Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Yes, wood sticks, especially 5030's, will splinter on the bottom quickly and then the blades will go soft. That is why I usually recommend jumping to a ~$100 one piece stick when you can afford it.
Since I'm going to be sticking with playing for the foreseeable future... thinking of upgrading to the Bauer Vapor X4.0 composite and making the Sherwood my backup. I'm 5'10' & 175 lbs and reading through your stick buying musings thinking of going with a 77 flex (or perhaps 87?) with a P92 blade. Think that's good for a real beginner?

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