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.
What is shaft style on hockey stick? Some composite sticks have a tapered shaft designed to lower the kick point. A grip shaft includes a sticky coating or textured finish to improve grip. A clear shaft is a gloss or matte (non-grip) finish to help players move their hands up and down the shaft easier.
What is a P92 curve on a hockey stick? Excellent for backhand shots. More difficult to lift puck over goalies in tight when close to the crease. P92 – Another mid-curve blade, opens up mid way, great for shooting high and builds confidence for beginners who struggle to lift pucks with P88.
How do you measure a hockey stick shaft? When purchasing sticks online, remember that some companies measure length straight down the shaft to the bottom of the blade’s heel. Others measure from the top of the shaft to the floor when the blade is standing on its toe with the shaft against a wall. Don’t buy a longer stick for a younger player to grow into.