The next evolution in the Warrior Covert hockey stick has arrived with the Warrior Covert QR Edge Grip composite hockey stick. This incredible stick carries forward a few successful design features and offers some key upgrades for 2018 and, of course, is sized for tall players.
- QR Edge taper for explosive release
- Minimus Carbon technology for improved energy transfer
- True one-piece technology for lightweight response
- Pro Cortex Grip for optimum hand control
- Foam-filled core blade with heel-to-toe stringers for stiffness
The big change in the Covert line is the QR Edge taper. Warrior has moved away from the old Dagger taper with its new, angular edge taper. The QR Edge 63 drives flex energy through the hosel while magnifying power and creating a quick release. The new Edge is easier to load and has a more explosive quick release, because energy transfers all the more easily through the shaft, blade, and puck. This unique geometry is more stable than traditional tapers but still boasts a very thin taper into the blade. Players will still get extremely fast releases, and the blade will stay square with the target without twisting or torquing, helping to improve the shot’s accuracy.
The construction material in the Warrior QR Edge 63 is the Minimus Carbon 1200. This means you’ll still enjoy a Minimus design, but the 1200 is an upgrade over last year’s 1000 used in the QRL. 12K carbon fiber is still a commonly used pro specification in the NHL, and its high-strength, lightweight flat-weave carbon composite design improves the stick’s construction. With this ultra-thin carbon fiber stick, energy transfers are now easier and a little more efficient in each release. It’s also a more durable stick that manages impacts better and helps provide better pop-life.
Though re-engineered, the True one-piece construction is a carry-over feature, so the stick is still consistent top to bottom, but with an improved balance point. One-piece construction helps to keep the stick lightweight while enhancing how it feels during play, by giving you more control and a better response. The blade still offers a tradition foam-filled core with heel-to-toe stringers for stiffness. Overall, the whole stick is on the stiffer side. You still get a good puck feel, but the Edge 63 is a great choice for taller players who prefer a lively stick.
A textured surface joined with a soft but tacky Pro Cortex Grip will lock your hands in place for optimum hand control. The carbon fiber on the Warrior QR Edge 63 is now almost totally exposed for an understated, minimalist look.
The Warrior Covert QR Edge 63 is the next step in the evolution of the Covert stick line. We can say this stick not only provides the taller, aggressive player with excellent performance characteristics for a quick and smooth release, but it also feels incredible in the hands.