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05-11-2010, 06:47 PM
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I have coached, played, and watched alot of hockey in the 20 years (I'm 29 now) I have been envolved in the sport. My opinion on the matter is buy the best stuff you can with your budget. I don't always mean the latests and greatest but, the best quality equipment. I myself don't buy the stuff with the highest price tag because it has the highest price tag. Reputation, warrantee, performance, and comfort are the biggest components whether I am buying a hockey stick, a new car, or a lap dance from a hot ass stripper. Life is too short, enjoy the finer things in life because you can't take it with ya.

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I have a hard time understanding a lot of people around here. There's nothing wrong with buying good equipment (if you can afford it). Like with anyone else, you simply get what you pay for. Will beginners really be able to tell the difference? No. But I don't get why people are so judgmental about how others spend their money.

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Hehehe. But like someone else said, avoid beginners should avoid pro stocks, to say the least.
I think it's more than beginners who should avoid pro stock sticks.

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I have a hard time understanding a lot of people around here. There's nothing wrong with buying good equipment (if you can afford it). Like with anyone else, you simply get what you pay for. Will beginners really be able to tell the difference? No. But I don't get why people are so judgmental about how others spend their money.
Because beginners who can barely skate can hardly expect to load a high-end stick while shooting, thus negating the reason that you buy a one-piece stick? I mean, damn, if they want to spend the $200 to buy a cool looking top end stick, all the power to them. They certainly won't feel the difference when they're at the top of the slot flicking the puck on goal.

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Because beginners who can barely skate can hardly expect to load a high-end stick while shooting, thus negating the reason that you buy a one-piece stick? I mean, damn, if they want to spend the $200 to buy a cool looking top end stick, all the power to them. They certainly won't feel the difference when they're at the top of the slot flicking the puck on goal.
That's a nice summary. Beginners won't get the benefit of the stick, 99 times out of 100.

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One thing about lie for beginners: It's not a scientific number. Each company uses a different number. The indicated lie changes from brand to brand (and occasionally from stick to stick of the same model). A 4 Warrior is about a 5.5 Easton.

One of the advantages of going to a store and picking the stick out is you can feel the lie for yourself.

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I have a hard time understanding a lot of people around here. There's nothing wrong with buying good equipment (if you can afford it). Like with anyone else, you simply get what you pay for. Will beginners really be able to tell the difference? No. But I don't get why people are so judgmental about how others spend their money.

+1

Just like cars. I don't race in the WRC, but why can't I own a Subaru Impreza STI?

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Just like cars. I don't race in the WRC, but why can't I own a Subaru Impreza STI?
The subaru WRC is pretty much a whole different car if you wont include the body and main parts of the engine .

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The subaru WRC is pretty much a whole different car if you wont include the body and main parts of the engine .
True... but my point still stands

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I don't recommend it just because I don't think a beginner would get anything out of an expensive stick. For one, maybe they don't stick with the sport. Or it could break on a slash. And what if a beginner buys a 100 flex Drury and then figures out they should be using a 75 flex Iginla?

I won't hold it against beginners for having nice equipment though...some people do. Same thing with musical instruments...I've seen YouTube videos of people who can barely keep a beat playing a $4,000 drumset with $2,500 worth of cymbals. Yeah it makes me wince, and I do get a bit jealous because I'm a pretty damn good drummer (or at least was in my gigging days) and make do with a mid-level kit and can't afford the heads and cymbals I REALLY want...but what can you do.

If someone gets into hockey at 40 years old and has a nice income and wants to splurge, good for them. But my opinion is that your first set of gear (as a beginner) should be mid-level (except maybe the helmet and possibly skates) because you'll probably want something else as you develop tastes and preferences.

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The subaru WRC is pretty much a whole different car if you wont include the body and main parts of the engine .
Main parts of the engine? More like the whole engine. WRC displacement is 2L, the STi has a 2.5L.

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im a begginer and have a brand new dolomite spyne but only paid $80 for it my point being that how many of you saying that begginers shouldnt waste there money actually now if they paid full price for that high end stick

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The way I see it, start off strong. Why spend 50 bucks on a beginner stick, only to want a $100 dollar stick 2 weeks later?
Problem is, I'll bet most beginners have no clue what they want/need. A $35 wood stick is a good way to transition into something with the kind of flex and curve you really want down the road. Keep the woody for the back yard and as a backup.

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