I need to buy a new stick. I'm 5'9 and 160lbs. Is the 77 flex too light for me?
Also, is there a big difference between a 5 and 6 lie? Really?
Lastly, does anyone have any comments of a Lindros blade vs at Jokinen blade??
I'd say a 77 flex is a bit too soft. I'm 130 lbs. and the 77 can be to whippy for me. For your size, I'd suggest up to like an 85 flex. The Lindros is similar to the Jokienen in curve depth, but the Jokinen curves more to the heel while the Lindros is a mid-curve. The Jokinen is also a slightly open blade face. The curve is more of preference, but the biggest question regarding the flex is what level of hockey are you playing/how experienced are you.
I'm a big fan of softer flexes. I used to use an old 110 Ultralite but found my shot was better when I experemented with softer flexes. Sure I bend the stick in half occasionally, but I like softer flexes for my wrister. I do wear out sticks pretty fast however.
Oh, and lastly, there is a huge difference between a 5 and a 6 lie.