What kind of stick is used for street hockey? The best street hockey blades are ultra-tough ABS plastic material. In the $15 to $25 range, you can find street hockey sticks with ABS plastic blades and wood or composite shafts. Some street hockey players take an old wood or composite ice hockey stick with a bad blade and simply add an ABS blade for street play.
What size hockey stick do I need for street hockey? To determine the correct stick size, first stand stick on end. The end of the stick should touch the tip of your nose. The stick can be cut to achieve your perfect length. With your skates on the stick should come up to the bottom of your chin.
How long should a street hockey stick be? Your stick should be anywhere from 1 to 2 inches below or above your chin. Keep in mind that shorter sticks may be great for puck handling, but might not have a powerful shot. Long sticks give you reach and could even help you develop a commanding slap shot with minimal effort.
Do you tape street hockey stick? Hockey players tape their sticks in two areas: the shaft (at the top) and the blade (at the bottom). Taping the shaft is good to ensure your top hand properly grips to the stick. You should always tape the shaft of your stick for your top hand, even if you don’t tape your blade.