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05-06-2007, 01:26 PM
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Intermediate stick for an adult player?

At 5'8" and 155 lbs, is intermediate stick a good choice? I was just going through some composites at a store today, and one I liked happened to be an intermediate model. Since the blade was a bit smaller than what you usually see on seniors, and the shaft was somewhat thinner as well, I assume the only possible issue with it would be durability.

So I'm interested to know if there any adult guys like my size who use int. sticks and not break them like crazy.

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Well I use an intermediate stick, though I'm a girl. I'm 5'9, about 150lbs.

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Not really a problem if you like the flex. And the blade shouldn't be much smaller if any. I was using an INT flex senior stick with no issues (Bauer 77 flex).

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didn't/doesn't hurt phil kessel too much.

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I know a few people who do this and don't have break-age issues. Try it out if you are interested.

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Used a bauer Endure Int 77 Flex and it held up just fine. 5'8 160 lbs

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I'm bigger than you and I use Int. sticks. I have yet to break one. The blade is exactly the same size as a senior.

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At 5'8" and 155 lbs, is intermediate stick a good choice? I was just going through some composites at a store today, and one I liked happened to be an intermediate model. Since the blade was a bit smaller than what you usually see on seniors, and the shaft was somewhat thinner as well, I assume the only possible issue with it would be durability.

So I'm interested to know if there any adult guys like my size who use int. sticks and not break them like crazy.
I'm about the same size....bit taller though. I was gonna the same route until someone pointed out the size and strength of people I play against (adult leagues and pick up). I went with an 85 flex senior shaft. If I were playing against guys my size I would probably go with an intermediate.

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I am 5'8" and I used an intermediate. I had it cut down about 2 inches too.

If you are shorter, you could use a junior probably.

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