Originally Posted by paolosmythe
i have always used wooden sticks (altho i did have a nice time for a while with an aluminium shafted stick), but i have been impressed by the light composite sticks.
trouble is, i hear that their reliability is dubious.... altho the guy at the local shop claims that sometimes if the blade of a composite breaks, you can cut it off at the stick's heel and use the shaft with wood blades etc... sounds a bit dodgey to me.
and besides, a bit of weight in your stick is no big deal is it?
Depends on the person. I like a little weight in my stick to give some extra push my my shots. I feel though that balance is a lot more of the "weight" of a stick than anything. I have a Vapor XXX lite that is by far one of the lightest sticks that I have ever used. It feels GREAT though because of the amazing balance.
As for durability, most sticks can be cut down into shafts. The only issue though is most of the time you have to cut a few inches off of the shaft to get a blade in. This effects the kickpoint, weight, balance and flex of the stick.
Another new thing is that you can repair your sticks. SRS can take a broken stick and make it just as good (if not better) than good. I was a huge skeptic at first but then I used a "broken" stick and I was amazed. They can even mend a broken carbon blade.