Stick flex quandary
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03-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Join Date: May 2013
I find different flexes are good for different uses. In high school being 5'9" and a mere 145lbs, I used 100 flex rated shafts with wood blades. I primarily used slapshots and was more of a power forward/corner grinder than anything. I preferred the stiff flex for battling in the corners and passing.
Now, 17 years later I prefer 85 flex sticks cut pretty short so roughly 95~ flex. It took awhile to get used to, feeling almost too whippy on passes and stick handling, but I use primarily snap shots and wrist shots and don't battle in the corners as much any more, due to past injuries and what not.
Height plays a factor, I'll agree, but so does strength and technique. I'm 175lbs now and can decently flex a 120 flex stick, but prefer the lower flex these days as its more gentle on my joints. Ugh, I feel old now.
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