Sticks: What do you use, what do you love/hate, and what's next?
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01-29-2014, 06:18 PM
Cup or bust
Join Date: May 2013
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Then i guess im a child then. Thank you for concern about my height. I am 5 foot 4 inches and sometimes im hunched over like a hunchback. Back problems would be reflective of a weak core.
I only cut off 3 inches from the ek 15. It has a 4 inch flex free zone so flex is still 45. My other sticks were a lot shorter for the past few months on purpose. Many times people rely on the reach of their stick when they should be moving their feet. This has worked very well for me. Now that im using a longer jr stick i have better reach but im also in the habit of moving my feet.
I also wear size 4 junior skates which are also for children as well.
If your friend has a problem with his shooting then it might be the stick.
My shot looks like it improved since i got the ek15. My teammate noticed it and asked if i had been working on my shot cuz i was picking corners and ripping them off really fast.
I told him no man. Its the stick. Check it out. Its totally the stick.
You should take back problems seriously, they last a lifetime once you have them. Also, being hunched over might lead you to catch an elbow/shoulder in the face. I wouldn't take that risk if I were you.
When I was 5'4, I used uncut intermediate sticks (65 flex). I used to play defence back then, it helped me with my slapshots, poke checks and shot blocking.
I moved on to senior sticks when I was 5'6.
My friend has a very good shot, but not when he uses junior sticks, because of the short blade and the small windup. He can dangle with the best of them though.
It is nice to see how we all have different tastes in terms of equipment.
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