Flex

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  1. Slapshot_11

    Slapshot_11 Registered User

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    I'm 5"11 and around 170 pounds and I like doing wrist and snap shots what should be the best flex for my stick ?
     
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    The rule of thumb is half your weight, so for you that would be an 85 flex, however it's all preference.
     
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    An 85 would work well for you. I use coupla 100 flex shafts, but I'm a small guy though, so it's up to you.
     
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    If you like wristers that much you could even try an intermediate at like a 70-75 flex. It is personal preference and your bodyweight divided in half is just a guideline. Brett Hull used some extremely whippy sticks for example.
     

  5. Ideal way is, the felx is half your weight.

    I am 140 pounds, and I use a 75 Flex.

    It also depends on yourself too.

    But yea, in what I know it should be half your weight. So I assume 85 would be the ideal flex for you.
     
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    if i was you... 75 flex, wrist shots usually require a bit more whip(unless your me, then its A LOT more whip ;))
     
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    I'm also 140 and I use 75 flx. Works really good for me, but it is about PP more than anything.
     

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