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08-11-2008, 04:38 PM
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Too many broken hockey sticks -Help

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I was wondering if you guys could help me out. My sticks break far too often. I play open hockeys and a mens house league and im 5'7 180 so i'm not rediculously heavy. I have a decent slap shot, but not one that should be breaking sticks. I use a relatively long stick. I don't want to buy an expensive stick because i broke a v10 stick in 30days and the v8 replacement broke within a couple games. i bought a 30$ stick and broke that on a slapshot in the 1st game. I've broken a few 30$ sherwoods. Anyone know what i am doing wrong or could it just be that i block a lot of shots with my stick and play pretty wreckless? Thanks in advance

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Are they all breaking the same way? In the same place?

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Hey All
I was wondering if you guys could help me out. My sticks break far too often. I play open hockeys and a mens house league and im 5'7 180 so i'm not rediculously heavy. I have a decent slap shot, but not one that should be breaking sticks. I use a relatively long stick. I don't want to buy an expensive stick because i broke a v10 stick in 30days and the v8 replacement broke within a couple games. i bought a 30$ stick and broke that on a slapshot in the 1st game. I've broken a few 30$ sherwoods. Anyone know what i am doing wrong or could it just be that i block a lot of shots with my stick and play pretty wreckless? Thanks in advance
How long of a stick? The longer they are the more susceptible to breaking.

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Higher flex maybe.

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Buy sticks with warranties. I went through this playing hockey too and still do. Sometimes you'll get lucky and find a stick that lasts for a while, other times you'll find one that blows up like a land mine first shot.

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You should be at 100 flex at your height and weight. I would try going up to a 110 flex if you're going to stay with cheap sticks. But, there is a reason they are cheap.

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Hmm...

Where are you breaking your sticks? I suppose you're breaking them at the shaft? If you're breaking near the blade, you may be using too long a stick.

I find that when my sticks break, it's usually the blade that breaks, or the very bottom of the shaft (I'm a hack-and-slasher).

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If you're playing open hockey and a house league you probably aren't even supposed to be taking slapshots. Try working on wrist shots and save someone else from getting hurt.

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I'm willing to bet the excessive breakage is due to the length of the stick.

Get a couple of cheap wood sticks and cut them to different lengths and see if they break as easily as your others.

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I am definately using a stick thats too long for me so i guess that could be the problem. I've noticed though that when i take slapshots, i hit the ice very early so I'm going to get a smaller stick and work on my shot. thanks for the input guys

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I am definately using a stick thats too long for me so i guess that could be the problem. I've noticed though that when i take slapshots, i hit the ice very early so I'm going to get a smaller stick and work on my shot. thanks for the input guys
Problem solved.

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