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12-14-2008, 02:14 PM
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Beginners stick.. is this one ok?

Hello...

Found the boards and have been trolling for a few days. I recently have decided to join a adult novice league and purchased a sherwood 5030 85 flex wood stick with a coffey blade. (i think thats how you say it?)

I am trying to get all equipment and what not on a tight budget and want to know what you guys think about this stick for a first time player. I am going to pick up a second stick, and cant decide if i should go with a second of the same make/model or if there is something in the same price range that i should get instead. ($30)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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12-14-2008, 02:22 PM
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I've been playing for going on 20 years, and I use a 5030 a lot of the time. I really like them a lot.

For a second stick, I'd suggest maybe getting a different curve pattern, assuming you don't already have some preferences, just so you can try them both out and figure out what you like and what the differences are. The 5030 is as good a choice as any, though.

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12-14-2008, 02:24 PM
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not knowing much about curve patterns myself, is there anything you would suggest?

The whole reason I started this thread was due to reading an older thread that mentioned the stick i had was like using a 2x4... but i believe it had a different flex.

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good old 5030's the top top wood stick for the price. Can't stand Coffeey curve though

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good old 5030's the top top wood stick for the price. Can't stand Coffeey curve though
what one would you recommend? of the 5030?

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what one would you recommend? of the 5030?
The leclair pattern, also called PP10. It has a nice mellow mid curve, it's good for all aspects of the game, including backhanders. The Coffey is getting close to banana blade territory.

Here's their pattern pics.
http://www.sher-wood.com/curves.html

The Bouchard is a good pattern, too. Fairly mellow heel curve, a bit higher lie than the PP10/leclair.

The good thing about 5030s is that you can get them anywhere, and since they're cheap, you can experiment with all the different patterns until you find something you like.

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The leclair pattern, also called PP10. It has a nice mellow mid curve, it's good for all aspects of the game, including backhanders. The Coffey is getting close to banana blade territory.

Here's their pattern pics.
http://www.sher-wood.com/curves.html

The Bouchard is a good pattern, too. Fairly mellow heel curve, a bit higher lie than the PP10/leclair.

The good thing about 5030s is that you can get them anywhere, and since they're cheap, you can experiment with all the different patterns until you find something you like.
great post...thank you!

overall for a beginner my decision to go with a 5030 was a good one, i feel confident in that... this helped reaffirm that.

i start my league the first weekend of january...cant wait!

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best part is, if you don't like the curve, you can change it yourself with a little heat.

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haha well my backup stick was always the good ol' 5030 with a Coffey curve. After I broke a synergy early in a game a couple years back switched to the 5030 and scored a hatty. I like the weight and the feel of the wood stick, and my shot is a little more accurate. However, I do find it harder to thread the needle...

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The Bouchard is a good pattern, too. Fairly mellow heel curve, a bit higher lie than the PP10/leclair.
I've been loving my Bouchard curve 5030 ever since I picked it up last year.

I'll second the Leclair/Bouchard suggestion. You've got a big curve with the Coffee, so you might as well try out something mellower for a second stick.

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I'm using & loving the Coffey 5030. I started with a wood Easton Forsberg, but the first time I tried the 5030, I changed and haven't gone back.

I still have a bunch of Eastons in storage that I occasionally bring as a backup. Last time I touched one was open ice after a game (played w/ 5030). I went to do a slapper at it exploded into splinters on the first shot. I think the Eastons took it personally.

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I use 9950's (I'm 6'5 so being the longest stick I've seen in any store, seemed like a good call...and I use them uncut), but I'm not liking the coffey curve, it really is pretty ridiculous.

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so i went and bought new skates tonight (rbk 3Z) and they gave me a free rbk 5k Crosby stick...what do you guys think about this one? not a bad second stick...

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Try it out, the feel of the puck on the blade will likely be significantly less. However, the more mild curve may be to your advantage. Whatever is most comfortable - but the 5030 is nice stick too.

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so i went and bought new skates tonight (rbk 3Z) and they gave me a free rbk 5k Crosby stick...what do you guys think about this one? not a bad second stick...
I used one for a bit. The lie was a little too high for me and the face was really open. Felt like I was using a 9 iron. It's good for lifting shots in close to the net.

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I am definetaly going to give both of those a run for their money... being one was $30 and the other was free!

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Is the Vapor XVI a good stick?

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Is the Vapor XVI a good stick?
i have one, it's balanced, light and pretty durable.

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