Hockey sticks are far away the most popular piece of hockey equipment. The flex, the curve and the design all greatly influence who you are as a player. There are a few kinds of sticks to choose from - a composite stick, a wood stick, a street hockey stick and a pro stock stick.
Ice Hockey Sticks
Hockey sticks are an extension of the human body on the ice, and nothing can enhance a players performance like the right hockey stick. Today's ice hockey sticks are a sophisticated combination of flex, curves and design, working in harmony with the player to maximize control and puck speed. At Pure Hockey, we carry a wide selection of hockey sticks including composite shafts, wooden sticks and pro stock sticks and we provide the tools to ensure you get the best fit.
Hockey Stick Basics
Hockey sticks consist of the shaft, where the player holds the stick, the blade, and the taper. The stick is sized to the player's height, the blade generally is 10 to 15 inches long, and the taper is the rounded "heel" area where the blade meets the stick. Blades may have curves but they are limited in the NHL to 3/4”.
An ice hockey stick's “lie” is the angle of the shaft and the blade that is facilitated by the taper. A lie value of 5 corresponds to 135 degrees, with typical lie values ranging from 5 to 7. Hockey sticks are constructed using varying degrees of flex. This flex is usually listed numerically on the shaft ranging in numbers from 40 to 160. Flex is also referred to as bend, stiffness and whip, and a modern composite shaft can deliver exceptional whip.
At Pure Hockey, we want you to choose the right hockey stick to improve your game. That's why we provide an extensive Equipment Guidance section, including Hockey Stick Blade Guides, Choosing the Right Hockey Stick Flex, and How to Tape a Hockey Stick. We are also your source for hockey pucks, hockey tape, hockey accessories and more. We're Pure Hockey and our name says it all!
Brand Names with Our Low Price Guarantee!
Pure Hockey offers a wide selection of hockey sticks from the world's most noted names in sports equipment. Choose from brand names like Bauer, Easton, CCM, Warrior, Reebok, True, Franklin, Mylec, Sher-Wood, Graf and more. Remember, when you buy from Pure Hockey, you can purchase with confidence knowing you are protected with the Pure Hockey Low Price Guarantee! From junior leaguers to adult leaguers, we've got the perfect hockey stick for you!