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03-07-2008, 05:46 AM
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Flex in a snapshot

So I've long been having trouble getting the hang of a snapshot, but I think I've figure out the problem - am I right in that, if I don't flex the shaft, it simply won't uh, snap?!

Cos if so, I may need to get an easier stick to flex; esp to start off with. I can bend my stick. Just can't coordinate it quite right yet and it is a stiffer shaft.

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So I've long been having trouble getting the hang of a snapshot, but I think I've figure out the problem - am I right in that, if I don't flex the shaft, it simply won't uh, snap?!

Cos if so, I may need to get an easier stick to flex; esp to start off with. I can bend my stick. Just can't coordinate it quite right yet and it is a stiffer shaft.
If you can't flex it, you need a lower flex number.

You really do need to flex your stick on shooting and passing to really optimize power.

Basically, your stick acts as a slingshot. Your stick will whip the puck. Getting a lower flex number(more flexable stick) will help.

Me personally i need a lower flex number because i can't flex an 87 or 100 flex enough. Too stiff. I like 77 flex. While it may make the stick somewhat weaker and more susceptible to breaking, i can fully optimize the power it can provide my shot and passes.

And to off set the risk of breaking a stick with more flex, i use woodies. I use a Montreal 7725. great stick, great flex, and great blade (M 95 with European curve). The stick is hard to find but cost 30 bucks.

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The Kovalev vid is excellent. listen to alexei.

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The Kovalev vid is excellent. listen to alexei.
Alexei make show you how gen-yoor-ate power using weakness, er, stiffness of shaft.

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And to off set the risk of breaking a stick with more flex, i use woodies.

Oh? Wouldn't the composites be less likely to break? I'm just about to swap my wood for a composite!

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Oh? Wouldn't the composites be less likely to break? I'm just about to swap my wood for a composite!
Correct. Composites will flex further without breaking. Wood is usually better at taking abuse like slashes etc.

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Alexei make show you how gen-yoor-ate power using weakness, er, stiffness of shaft.
Alexie, how do you Junior8 your power?

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Oh? Wouldn't the composites be less likely to break? I'm just about to swap my wood for a composite!
Nope.

Not in my experience.

Woodies, depending one what kind you get, are reinforced with composite or other materials anyway.

For example, the stick i use, Montreal 7725. It is reinforced with fiberglass. But has a great flex to it. The equivalent of 77 flex on a Bauer composite stick.

The difference? These things DON'T break. Don't splinter. Never wear down.

They're literally the best stick IMO.

They're as light as most comp sticks.

And they only cost $32 bucks.

Been using Montreal woodies for 10+ years. I can use ONE stick for a couple of years with no loss of performance.

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http://www.hockeyguys.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=263

Best stick on the market, IMO.

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