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05-13-2012, 09:07 PM
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Too much flex

I bought a total one a while ago. Nice looking stick and everything, but the flex is 102. That's pretty big for a guy my size. I around 5'9" - 5'10", maybe 140 pounds. It's tough to bend, but I've only used it once, last winter. I've been in college, so I haven't been able to use it more.

My question is, should I resell it to get a stick with a better flex, suited more toward me? Or stick it out? I don't play competitively, just maybe some stick and puck and open hockeys every now and then, and I needed an upgrade from my wood that broke, so I figured I'd go all out and buy a nice stick.

What do I do?

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Im 5'10-5'11 and around 130. Im not exactly big or anything lol but I use a stick with about 90 flex on a one95. Honestly if you are a good player then I personally don't think flex makes a difference too much. (Unless your flex is too low and you get nothing on the shot because you are getting to much flex) If you think it is bringing down your play signifcantly then you should sell it. You could probably get 150 and get another but if I were you I would play it out.

You probably are only going to get bigger because at 140 I would be worried about getting any smaller (Coming from a small guy). So you will might just 'grow' into it.

Also you said you played with a wood stick so you most likely do not know if a stick with more flex will work better for you. I know I made one change to my old stick and tried it out and felt like it was garbage. I think it won't be a bad thing if you make no changes.

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I've always tried to use a flex that's close to half my weight.

I'm about 5'8 145lbs and I use an intermediate stick. The height is perfect and so is the 67 flex. Maybe it's just my personal preference but I don't see how somebody could use a 102 flex at 140lbs.

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Yes, re-sell it and buy a stick in your flex range, or see if you can trade it.

At your height, 77 flex would be as stiff as I'd go.

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Yes, re-sell it and buy a stick in your flex range, or see if you can trade it.

At your height, 77 flex would be as stiff as I'd go.
This. How is 5'9" 140lbs big?? 240 maybe.

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5 foot 9, 140 is small even by asian standards

(i am asian and I am 5 foot 9 150 so i can say that without any consequence, lol)

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Do you have money to burn?

I have some sticks that I don't use but have held on to in case my finances change and I need a stick. If you don't need the money, get a new stick (two-piece to test out flexes and curves unless you know EXACTLY what you want). If you ever need a stick in a jam or decide to go for a higher flex, then you already have that stick.

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I bought a total one a while ago. Nice looking stick and everything, but the flex is 102. That's pretty big for a guy my size. I around 5'9" - 5'10", maybe 140 pounds. It's tough to bend, but I've only used it once, last winter. I've been in college, so I haven't been able to use it more.

My question is, should I resell it to get a stick with a better flex, suited more toward me? Or stick it out? I don't play competitively, just maybe some stick and puck and open hockeys every now and then, and I needed an upgrade from my wood that broke, so I figured I'd go all out and buy a nice stick.

What do I do?
do you cut your sticks? and if so by how much?

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5 foot 9, 140 is small even by asian standards

(i am asian and I am 5 foot 9 150 so i can say that without any consequence, lol)
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do you cut your sticks? and if so by how much?

Yeah, I don't weight a ton, I can't gain weight for the life of me, it's weird. I might even be closer to 135. It's a blessing and a curse I guess

No, this stick isn't cut. It was the perfect height for me pretty much.

Thanks everyone for their answers btw

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Haha, I'm more or less 5'10" and 135-140 on a good day. I use exclusively 75-77 flex sticks and to be honest, if I ever find a 65-70 flex INT stick with Senior shaft dimensions, I should be in that.

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+1 to sell it, and get a stick with the proper flex for you. As Jarick stated, 77 flex is as high as you should go.

Also, if you're 5'9" - 5'10", and using an uncut senior, you're using a ridiculously long stick for your height. I'm 6' tall, and cut a good 2" or so off senior Bauer sticks. As a general rule of thumb the butt end of your stick should come up to somewhere between your collar bone and chin when you're on skates (with the stick held vertically in front of you), when you get your new stick I'd look to cut it down around 3" or more if it's a senior Bauer.


Edit: I thought I was chopping off a bit more than 2", but just measured my stick and I apparently cut off more like 3.5"


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If you just do stick and puck and open hockey I wouldnt really worry about it all that much. Chances are your shot isnt accurate enough to worry about flex anyways.
When the stick breaks, you can always buy a stick that is the proper flex for you.

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I would rather use a $50 stick of the right flex than a $200 stick that's 20+ too stiff.

I saw some EQ40's for $70 and S13's for about $50 this weekend cruising the clearance racks. Look around, there are great deals if you don't want to spend.

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I don't use anything under a 90 flex. 5-11 and 190 can snap a lot of sticks.

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to appropiately use your flex, you have to become very consistant with your technique and be able to use it under pressure

I'm a pretty strong guy - 6'0 195 and if you give me a pro-stock or a 110 flex, and a pile of pucks... I can hammer em, no probs with more velocity than an 85 flex for sure

now, if you put me in the game where I need to recieve a pass, in the same move bring it to a shooting position, while skating to avoid the defence, go to a wide stance, and then load the stick... that's where a whippier stick is more forgiving and will result in better consistancy

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I've had that before. Was able to get a good amount of flex on an 87 flex stick (too long) on the shooting range, but felt better with a 77 (still too long) in games.

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