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Wood vs. Composite: What's your Preference

View Poll Results: Stick Preference
Wood 20 34.48%
Composite 38 65.52%
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03-28-2006, 10:59 PM
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Wood vs. Composite: What's your Preference

As the title says, which do you prefer or play with?

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Wood.

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I'll take a composite any day of the week. More durable, lighter, better shots.

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I'll take a composite any day of the week. More durable, lighter, better shots.
Agreed

Better range-of-quality as well, and they do not break as easily.

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Im not exactly sure what it is, but I really prefer wood sticks. i only play roller, so for the ball league i play in wood sticks are almost a necessity in order to be able to feel the ball on your blade. i think its a preference for wood blades in general, and i cant stand the feel of a 2 piece, so a composite shaft with wood blade isnt an option. favorite wood sticks are bauer sumpreme 3030 (lindros) and sherwood 5030sc (coffey).

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I like wood. I have used composites but I have never really found one that I have liked. I don't get the same feel of the puck with it...kinda hard to explain, but I like my Sher-Woods...

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I've always played with wood, composites don't feel natural.

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03-29-2006, 09:29 AM
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Composite all the way.

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03-29-2006, 10:25 AM
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Composites for me. I started off using wood sticks as they were cheap but after a couple of years switched to composite (shaft/blade combo) and haven't gone back since. The manufactures i've used have changed a lot, but i still prefer the lightness, durability and consistancy of using composite (and with shafts, being able to try different blades has been useful as i have now settled on a style that i like).

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I tried to resist composite sticks for a long time.

Old geezer voice: "bleh! I don't need no fancy stick boy!!"

Then I used one...will never go back.

Adds bigtime velocity to your shots... all of them; wrist, snap, and slappers. Also obviously lighter...

I use a lot more tape on the blade than I did on wood sticks... to protect it.

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Easily wood for me. (I'm sure that statement will come back to haunt me.) I just get a much better feel for the puck on my stick. The only thing that I like about composites is that the flex location is more consistent.

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03-29-2006, 02:56 PM
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wood.

i love my easton classic.
prefer it over my easton stealth.

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Composite for sure.

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Slight edge to composites.

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Can I say both? I love the feel of wood, like the lightness and durability of composite...so I use composite shafts with wood blade.

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03-29-2006, 06:54 PM
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in practice i use wood and in games i use composite i think that u have much for feel for the puck when u use a wood stick which is the only think that is better than the composite sticks. i have a better shot, its so much lighter and alot more durable so i like compostie betteri guess its jsut about what ur used to

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03-31-2006, 12:29 PM
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Composites are hands down the best... if you can find the right one for you.

Lighter, more durable, consistently the same feel, lie, and flex, better velocity.

No contest.

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Wood. More specifically Sher-Wood.

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In between. Easton Z-Bubble Shaft, Sher-Wood Spezza Feather Glass Blade

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Composite hands down, ever since i started using them my shot is harder, and way more accurite!

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Can I say both? I love the feel of wood, like the lightness and durability of composite...so I use composite shafts with wood blade.
The same thing for me

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Composite shaft - Lemieux curve Nike wood blades.

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Wood. More specifically Sher-Wood.

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I picked up a Synergy in Dick's, couldn't put it down, had to buy it. I still use wood sticks on occasion but I definitely like composites better, I love the flex in composite sticks. Since I fumble passes no matter what (I ROCK!) the harder blade doesn't make a difference for me.

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Composite, love a light stick. My stick broke the other week and i had to use my backup wood stick and it felt like I was skating around with a tree trunk....ok it wasnt that bad but it felt really different and I wouldnt go back to wood.

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