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10-05-2012, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Fanned On It View Post
Same deal at my shop. I really don't know why I tell the parents that it's not worth it to buy their 9 year old kid a $180 composite stick... but I guess it doesn't really matter since they never listen anyway lol. What do you think is the right age for a kid to start using a top of the line or close to it composite stick? 13ish? I'd take a guess that that's about when they're actually able to use the stick to their advantage... I could be off, though.
I switched to composite sticks over wood for my son when he was 6 because it was cheaper over the season. The wooden sticks were not lasting with the way he plays at all. Not buying high end composite sticks, but I'd rather buy 1 $90 stick, then a bunch of $25 wooden ones. He's a big kid for his age, and fights for the puck a lot. Wood sticks got dinged up from puck battles, then water gets in those chips and the blade just dies.

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