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    I am just starting to get back to hockey. I've noticed that everyone and their mom has one of those composite sticks.

    I looked into getting one but at $40+ for 1 stick that (from what I've heard on tv and players) can break at any moment, it doesn't look like a deal. I can get a decent wood stick at that price.

    In short, what are the advantages of these sticks that make them worth more than twice a good ole wood stick ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCalo2000 View Post
    I am just starting to get back to hockey. I've noticed that everyone and their mom has one of those composite sticks.

    I looked into getting one but at $40+ for 1 stick that (from what I've heard on tv and players) can break at any moment, it doesn't look like a deal. I can get a decent wood stick at that price.

    In short, what are the advantages of these sticks that make them worth more than twice a good ole wood stick ?
    NHL/junior/pro players abuse there sticks. The physical play and constant stick on stick causes the sticks to get nicks and break. Also, the NHL snipers like AO, heatley, etc...use extreamly flexible sticks that give them amazing shots. However, that lower flex increases the chances of breaks with enough preassure is applied.

    Average joe who uses the stick properly will have a good lasting stick.
    Last edited by mudfisher; June 18th, 2009 at 12:57 PM.

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    Only the pros. and big dogs are the ones breaking these regularly... I get a one piece and it'll last me a couple year maybe... I play once a week in a regular intermediate adult league. Use a 1 peice and you'll never look back... I was a huge fan of wood sticks and was one of the last people I know to stop using one. But once I bought my first 1 piece you couldn't pay me to play with a wood stick ever again... There's just no comparison in my opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodguy View Post
    Only the pros. and big dogs are the ones breaking these regularly... I get a one piece and it'll last me a couple year maybe... I play once a week in a regular intermediate adult league. Use a 1 peice and you'll never look back... I was a huge fan of wood sticks and was one of the last people I know to stop using one. But once I bought my first 1 piece you couldn't pay me to play with a wood stick ever again... There's just no comparison in my opinion...
    Really ? a couple of years ? That long ?

    So what makes the composite ones so good though ?

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    Check the times are tough thread. There are plenty of high end sticks on sale right now to make room for the new products.


    I'm a wood hold out but picked up a few and love the OPS. You can get good ones for under $75. I cracked one blade after only a few games but took a two handed slash last week and I can't even find a nick.

    The NBH Apollo is pretty durable most guys who have them last for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCalo2000 View Post
    Really ? a couple of years ? That long ?

    So what makes the composite ones so good though ?
    Yeah, I bought my first one about 6 years ago it was one of the original easton synergy sticks... About a year later I bought a different one because I didn't like the blade curve (Stick is still in good shape I use it as a backup... ). And that stick (that was also a synergy stick)I bought about 5 years ago just broke 6 months ago. I've owned 3 one pieces in 6 years and have only had one break on me. Now mind you I don't have the hardest shot in the world... So someone with more upper body strength than me would break it allot quicker I'm sure. But I do play Defense so I use my stick allot for poke checks etc...

    The one piece is far superior, it's lighter, you feel the puck allot more... Kind of like the difference of having sex with a condom and without. You feel it so much more! You can choose your flex, from really whippy to stiff as a board. The flex is huge as, like I said I don't have a hard shot so the flex gives my shot a little more speed then the wood sticks. I could go on and on... But you get the point..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCalo2000 View Post
    Really ? a couple of years ? That long ?

    So what makes the composite ones so good though ?
    Composite sticks are far lighter then wood.

    Composite allows for a more customized feel.

    Composite sticks dont lose there flex like wood does.

    composite sticks have a large range of very flexible to very stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudfisher View Post
    Composite sticks are far lighter then wood.

    Composite allows for a more customized feel.

    Composite sticks dont lose there flex like wood does.

    composite sticks have a large range of very flexible to very stiff.
    I guess I just could have said that... I'm just bored at work and have nothing bette to do....

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    I might try one after I break my two wood ones.

    Any recomendations ? I hear Warrior sticks are good. I saw a mission that felt pretty good. I guess I should also start a thread on picking a curve too...

    I guess i can see it costling me twice as much. Will it make me twice the player and scorer though ?

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