I go through sticks at a much higher rate than anyone I know, 10 games on average I would guess. I am definitely not gentle with them but I was wondering if anyone has had similar experiences. The wooden sticks constantly break at the heel or blade and the composite or metal shaft one break in the middle of the shaft. Haven't tried the Synergy types because of their record of blowing up. Anyone else have similar experiences and found a stick that lasted longer?