I am about 5'9 ( I call myself 5'10) and weigh about 165 and am a defenseman. I have been using a 100 flex stick since the beginning of high school (I am now 18 years old). Every time I get one, I cut it a little bit, naturally, and the flex increases making it stiffer. ( I use a bauer one95) Last month, I was clocked at 80mph on my first shot, and then 81mph on my second (both slap shots). My question is, being a defenseman, would it be a good idea to switch to say an 85 or 87 flex stick? Will the extra flex increase the strength of my shot? Or since I have been using a 100 for a long time will it make it weaker? I am considered an offensive defenseman so I feel that a little extra whip in my snap shots would help. Will it make puck handling more difficult? Will I feel the stick bend when I touch the puck? What do you think? Thanks.