I had nearly this exact question and answer about 6 months ago. I had a Bauer Nexus 400 stick(about $65) but was curious about higher end sticks. I was encouraged to try something over the $100 price point. I ended up getting two clearance Warrior Dolo's for about $140 total(originally $180 sticks or so). I have to tell you, the difference was readily apparent.
First, they definitely felt lighter, and that translated to just a feeling of being quicker in stickwork, even with things like poke checking. The biggest difference to me though(as someone with no real slapshot or particularly great bend on shots), was the feel of it. I can feel the puck on the blade in a way I never could with the 400. It is a much more comfortable feeling and that translates to a whole lot more confidence. I would recommend looking around for deals in that $100-150 area. I think some of the big companies will also let you try them out for a month or so.
Last edited by mistrhanky: 03-20-2013 at 03:25 PM.
I'm sorry if this has been talked about a thousand times or I missed a main thread about it but can someone please explain lie too me.
I'm not a hockey noob or anything, and I understand it's the way the blade lays on the ice, but a more detailed explanation would be very helpful too me.
I played Jr's this season and I have my pick of a bunch of different curves/lies but I couldn't find anything I wanted to stick with.
I'm super picky when it comes to my sticks so I switched it up a lot.
Would the length of my stick with different lies be effected that much?