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11-28-2012, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mgd150 View Post
However the other huge difference I noticed is catching passes, it is much easier with the stiffer stick. Hard passes would just flex the crap out of the lighter stick and the puck would bounce right off.
This is the only "problem" I see with a whipper stick than what you're used to. It can teach you soft hands though, so I am not sure this is really a problem. With a whippier stick you really need to catch a pass softly, you can't just put your blade stiff on the ice. Harder passes simply flex the stick back, and the puck slides under the blade.

Other than that I find whippier sticks better for shooting, especially for wristers and snapshots, you actually feel how you load the stick. On slapshots I find the whippier ones worse, if you really put your weight in the shot, the whippier ones have a softer kick, so they do not shoot the puck as hard.

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