My girls have been playing for two years with beginners sticks (now 3rd grade), which are much better than the boys starter sticks I have seen. Some of girls have $100+ sticks. Am I doing them a disservice by having them continue to use starter sticks and not upgrading them to better (i.e. more expansive) sticks ? At this age will it make that much of a difference?
My daughters have had the same sticks for the last 3 years. We have had to have them restrung because of breaks, but the stick and head are high quality. It does not matter how many sticks you have, I agree with the poster it is your skill set. I would recommend having 2 sticks though, just to keep 1 for back up.