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11-07-2008, 10:56 AM
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You can try these guys Oggie. They have flex built into the grips to help your shot. I use them and I definitely feel like my shot is better. The straight ones are kind of ridiculous though, because if you don't like a bigger knob then you can't use it.
The down side is you have to cut your stick way down to use one. If you don't like it, your pooched.

They flex better than wooden end plugs...I saw the test video. However, I wonder if they flex better than just a shaft with no wooden end plug. I imagine the shaft would be better since there is no connection point.

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11-10-2008, 09:55 AM
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I used an Oggie for a while and it does add flex. The piece inside is smaller and more flexible than a composite shaft, so it adds flex on top. Likewise, adding wood will stiffen up a shaft.

Sometimes I like to chop down the tenon of a plug from the 3" or so down to 1.5" so it's a little less stiff. But my main preference is just to have a shaft that is the right length from the start.

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6' 155 soaking wet, bauer p92 (naslund blade), 77 flex.

i have a warrior 85 (lidstrom) flex that i prefer when i play d

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A related question (and an excuse to bump an excellent older thread):

Can anyone point me toward a cheap low flex (~75) senior one piece composite? I'd like to experiment by cutting down a lower flex stick, and I'd like to get a cheap one so I don't care too much if I don't like it.

Alternatively, a cheap intermediate I can experiment with would be good, too. I'm 5'7.


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12-14-2008, 12:43 AM
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nbh's all come in a 75 to a 102 flex from their 195s down to their comp sticks. the same goes for the tps sticks from stiff to whip flex.

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12-14-2008, 11:57 AM
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A related question (and an excuse to bump an excellent older thread):

Can anyone point me toward a cheap low flex (~75) senior one piece composite? I'd like to experiment by cutting down a lower flex stick, and I'd like to get a cheap one so I don't care too much if I don't like it.

Alternatively, a cheap intermediate I can experiment with would be good, too. I'm 5'7.
Like all things in hockey, picking a stick all comes down to personal preference. I'm your same height, but probably not the same weight (180lbs). Personally, I like cutting my sticks so they're right underneath my nose. This makes 77 flex rated sticks ~92 flex and 85 flex rated sticks about ~105. Generally speaking, you want to a stick with a flex about half your weight, however I like using the 85 flex sticks.

Next thing to figure out is whether you want a stick with a high kick point or low kick point. High kick point sticks, like NBH supreme series, are best for slappers. Low kick point sricks, like NBH Vapor series, are good for snappers and wrist shots. But again, these are general guidelines. It's down to personal preference.

As for curves. heel for slappers. mid for wristers/snappers. toe for wristers, snapers, and for danglin. Again personal preference.

As for cheap sticks. Go to www.rollerhockey.com and use alloff30 to get 30% off most of their sticks/inventory.

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Thanks tamtamg. I'm good with my blade knowledge, but the rest was very helpful. After taking it all into consideration I ordered my first intermediate stick, some cheap Nike Bauer Apollo thing with a 67 flex that I can screw around with.

If that's too whippy for me I'll pick up a 75 flex adult stick and start experimenting with cutting them down.

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So me being 5'8" and 150 lbs would find it really difficult to get a good slapshot/wristshot with a cut down 85 flex?
Is it that big a problem that I should consider getting a different stick?

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I'm 6'4", 225 and I use a 110 flex, and it's pretty stiff for me (I really need to lean in for my wristshots). I would recommend lower flex if you're anywhere in the 5'10 - 6'2" range.. like 100 flex max.
Yeah I'm 6'0", 200 and a 100 flex with my Easton Synergy (Sakic curve) is really good for my game. I'm definitely a "pass-first" type, so I only shoot when I'm really in the clear and have the time to lean heavily into my shots. I like the Sakic curve because you don't have to get a whole lot behind it to be able to go up high from just about anywhere on the ice - if you're putting in the right amount of strength, it's not hard to have that puck jump off the stick.

It takes about the same effort to flex it as a wood does, but it flexes a lot more once it does get going. If you get behind that baby you're really adding some speed and weight to the shot.


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So me being 5'8" and 150 lbs would find it really difficult to get a good slapshot/wristshot with a cut down 85 flex?
Is it that big a problem that I should consider getting a different stick?
We're close to the same size and I use 70 flex. I'd find some sticks to be too stiff once I cut them down. I have an 87 flex Vapor xxx-lite shaft that isn't too bad, but I'd rather use the Easton 70 flex.

I'd say try one out. I knew the 70 was perfect after just a few shots.

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So me being 5'8" and 150 lbs would find it really difficult to get a good slapshot/wristshot with a cut down 85 flex?
Is it that big a problem that I should consider getting a different stick?
That's one of those things you have to find out for yourself. How much are you thinking of cutting? Just an inch or a lot more?

Personally think flex and lie are the more important aspect of a stick.

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That's one of those things you have to find out for yourself. How much are you thinking of cutting? Just an inch or a lot more?

Personally think flex and lie are the more important aspect of a stick.
I've cut around 3 inches.Thing is I bought it over the internet(no stores here) so I couldn't really test it out and I didn't much about flexes.

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