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Do any senior semi pro/amateur players use Intermediate stick?

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12-25-2013, 04:12 PM
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Do any senior semi pro/amateur players use Intermediate stick?

Do any senior semi pro/amateur player use Intermediate stick?
The shaft is smaller, so does that make them more fragile and easier to break if you play against players that use senior sticks?

I heard that Intermediate sticks are for 11-16 years old, does that mean that even junior players use only senior sticks?


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I'm 16 and use a intermediate stick because the senior sticks are too stiff for me, I usually need to get an extension.

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I think what's more important about sticks are the length. For me, at 5'8, an intermediate is perfect and usually doesn't require any cutting. The standard 87 flex does. And although you CAN find the senior sticks in flexes besides 87, it's not always easy or cheap.

Not sure if any pros use INTERMEDIATE sticks... but there definitely are lots that use whippy flexes. I think Ovechkin uses something well below 87 and he's a pretty big guy.

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When he broke into the NHL, Phil Kessel played with a 70 flex intermediate stick, but his blade was as long as a senior stick's.

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I use an intermediate APX with an APX plug in men's league. I have two actually, haven't broken on yet. I'm also no saint, the one stick has taken some decent slashes with no issues.

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Phil Kessel, Brett Hull, Wes Walz off the top of my head.

You can read my theory on stick flex here.

It's not about being strong enough but physics. If you are short, a "regular" flex stick is going to be far too stiff when it's cut down. Intermediate sticks are for shorter people because the flex is softer.

It just happens that younger teens as well as a lot of high end female athletes are short, which is why they use intermediate sticks.

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Phil Kessel, Brett Hull, Wes Walz off the top of my head.

You can read my theory on stick flex here.

It's not about being strong enough but physics. If you are short, a "regular" flex stick is going to be far too stiff when it's cut down. Intermediate sticks are for shorter people because the flex is softer.

It just happens that younger teens as well as a lot of high end female athletes are short, which is why they use intermediate sticks.
I am 5' 10", not really that short, but I use an intermediate stick because of my strength, everyone's different I guess.

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Height for me is a starting point, but I think a much better one than weight.

There's still guys like Martin St Louis who uses, I think a 95 flex stick and he's barely 5'6. Always exceptions to the rules out there.

Also, in Brett Hull's book, he talks about him and his brothers taking sticks from the Winnipeg Jets and trying to get trainers to order extra stiff sticks for them. So at one point in time, he did use extra stiff sticks.

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Use whatever is best for you, not whatever is best for someone else.

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Use whatever is best for you, not whatever is best for someone else.
Totally agree, can't stress this enough about equipment.

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