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# You asked: Does hockey stick flex matter?

Proper hockey stick flex is even more important for younger players. Without the proper flex, younger players will need to compensate for a stick that’s too stiff or too soft.

Likewise, what flex of hockey stick should I use? A good place to start when choosing a Hockey Stick Flex Rating is to choose the flex that matches half of your body weight. If you weigh 160 pounds, start with an 80 flex, and see how you like this option by testing it out in a shooting room. If you weigh 140 pounds, try the same process out with a 70 flex stick.

Similarly, what Flex does McDavid use? McDavid says the flex he uses is “pretty stiff, actually”. He uses an 85 flex that’s cut down a bit. He explains his stick, curve, and flex in the YouTube video below. He says he’s a guy who doesn’t shoot a lot and likes to have the puck on his stick and perform stick handling.

Subsequently, how does flex affect your hockey shot? The higher the flex number, the stiffer the hockey stick. Flex has a lot to do with how fast a player’s slap shot is. In the act of making a slap shot, the player will scrape the blade on the ice a few inches behind the puck. This pulls the blade back so that when the blade contacts the puck, it acts like a spring.

Also know, what Flex does Alex Ovechkin use? His teammate, playoffs MVP Alex Ovechkin, is one of the great goal scorers in NHL history and tips the scales at 239 pounds, yet uses an 80 flex.To refresh your memory: an 85 flex stick requires 85 pounds of force to bend the stick 1 inch with a full length stick. Seems simple enough, right? However, hockey is a game of preference so, just because you weigh 170 does not mean that you must use an 85 flex.

## What Flex does Phil Kessel use?

The most well-known version of this is with Phil Kessel who has a truly unique shot, and has been known to use a 65-flex. Some other players use a similarly low-flex and many of them are goal scorers known for their shooting as well.

## What flex stick does Connor Bedard use?

Connor Bedard uses a retail p92 curve.

## What Flex does Gaudreau use?

Johnny Gaudreau recently switched to Warrior sticks and Warrior has confirmed that he uses a 55 flex hockey stick. Gaudreau is currently listed on Yahoo as being 5’9″ and 157 lbs, so it’s not too shocking that he uses a whippy stick. A 55 flex though, that might catch most off guard.

## What Flex does MacKinnon use?

What really sets MacKinnon apart, though, occurs before the puck ever zooms off his 95-flex CCM blade. Aside from perhaps Connor McDavid, no one hypnotizes opponents with such rapid-fire stickhandling, while still skating at top speed.

## Does cutting a stick increase flex?

DOES CUTTING DOWN A STICK OR ADDING AN EXTENSION CHANGE THE FLEX? The simple answer is yes, a shorter stick will feel stiffer and will perform more similarly to a stick with a higher flex number. A longer stick will feel softer and will perform more like a stick with a lower flex number.

## What is hockey stick lie?

The lie of a hockey stick is indicated by a number on the shaft, usually ranging from 4 to 7. The higher the number, the more upright the lie — think puckhandlers, weaving through traffic to snap off wrist shots. The lower the number, the farther the puck is from your body — think slap shot-happy defensemen.

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## What Flex does Auston Matthews use?

Matthews revealed in an interview with Bauer that he likes an especially whippy stick, using an 80 flex stiffness along with a Joe Sakic curve. Most people are familiar with the P92 Sakic curve that comes stock with most brands, but the 80 flex is interesting.

## What Flex does Cole Caufield use?

CCM Jetspeed Hockey Stick RH P30 (Cole Caufield Curve) 85 Flex Stick’ Em Grip 65 1/4″ Against the Wall (Bauer retail Height +1/4″) Used, but in good shape.

## Do any NHL players use intermediate sticks?

Registered User. if pros’ sticks could be split into senior/intermediate categories, yes, there are lots of pros who use intermediates. however, the sticks the pros get aren’t quite retail, even the top shelf stuff.

## Who is Connor Bedard favorite player?

The duelling beauties sparked a fun social interaction between Motte and Bedard, with each dropping a “sick” emoji on Instagram in appreciation of the other’s skills. Bedard, who grew up a Canucks fan, is on record as saying that Motte is his favourite player on the current Vancouver roster.