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01-09-2014, 01:56 PM
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Jarick
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Just to tag on to that last comment. Here's a bunch of sticks I've used and the perceived flex:


TPS "Intrigue" Int standard shaft ~ 50 flex
TPS XN10 Int standard shaft ~ 50 flex
Bauer One95 Int shaft "67 flex" ~ 50 flex
(these literally felt like they were going to break on every shot)

Warrior Covert DT2 Int OPS "55 flex" ~ 55 flex
BASE Hockey Savoy Int tapered shaft "65 flex" ~ 55 flex
(these feel pretty whippy)

TPS Redlite R2 Int OPS ~ 60 flex
Bauer Vapor XXV Int OPS "67 flex" ~ 60 flex
Bauer One95 Int OPS "67 flex" ~ 60 flex
(these are a hair whippy)

Easton Synergy SE16 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 65 flex
Warrior Dolomite Int OPS "70 flex" ~ 65 flex
Battleaxe BX10 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 65 flex
(these are right in my wheelhouse for flex)

Mission Fuel Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 70 flex
Montreal M60 OPS "65 flex" ~ 70 flex
Bauer Vapor APX Int OPS "75 flex" ~ 70 flex
(these feel just a hair stiff but are fine)

Miken Z9 Int OPS "65 flex" ~ 80 flex
Warrior Widow Int OPS "70 flex" ~ 80 flex
(these were too stiff for me to really flex much)

Easton Cyclone standard shaft "65 flex" ~ 100 flex
Easton Z-Bubble standard shaft "65 flex" ~ 100 flex
(no idea what the hell was going on with these as they felt like 100 flex to me, but they're long discontinued)


There's probably a bunch more I could throw in there as well.

Point is, unless you get your hands on the stick and grab it where you're planning to cut it down, you have no idea how it's going to feel based on the rating. ESPECIALLY for intermediate sticks. I think most manufacturers standardize 85 flex senior sticks fairly well, but they don't do a great job when it comes to intermediates.

The safest thing to do IMO is to use an Easton stick, because their flex ratings have been very accurate for me historically. OR to experiment with a company that offers multiple flex ratings like BASE.

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