Learn More About Hockey Sticks - Ice and Street
Control the Puck with High Performance Ice Hockey Sticks
In the hockey sticks section at DICK'S Sporting Goods, you'll find a wide variety of different sticks from the most trusted names in the business. Along with skates, sticks are the most important equipment a hockey player owns. Feel the difference that the right hockey stick makes. You'll notice a difference in your game – more control on your shot, more power, greater agility with the puck and better overall defense.
Whether you play in a competitive league or pond hockey with your family, you'll feel like a professional with one of these incredible ice hockey sticks.
It takes a tough stick to stand up to your hockey game. Modern shafts come in an array of innovative materials, designed for both a lightweight feel and strength on the ice. The shaft you choose is a matter of personal choice. Here are some options:
- One piece composite sticks are the most durable and the most preferred stick for ice hockey. They are also extremely lightweight and are made to last.
- Wood sticks are typically heavier, but deliver excellent feel on the ice. If the blade is not taped properly and often, water and ice can get in the blade, splinter it, add weight and take away from its effectiveness.
- Fiberglass designs have a wood core and are reinforced with a fiberglass coating. The wood core makes them somewhat heavy during play.
- Aluminum hockey sticks are designed completely of aluminum, creating a stick that is relatively heavy but also strong on the ice. Aluminum designs employ replaceable blades.
- Graphite is used in a variety of ways during stick construction. Graphite can be used as a coating or reinforcing material and is sometimes mixed with other materials to form a shaft. Graphite can also be used entirely on its own as a stick material.
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Make Shots You Never Thought Possible
When buying a stick, consider two important factors: curve and flex.
The player chooses the curve based on their style of play. A player who likes to shoot and pass on the backhand and also make saucer passes will use more of a straight curve. Players relying on wrist shots and snap shots usually prefer more of a curve to their blade, which helps add velocity.
Players who prefer the snapshot and wrist shot usually go with a lighter flex while players who take a lot of slap shots go with a stiffer flex. The higher the flex, the more stiffness the shaft of the stick has.
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