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Psh sticks-comparison

we take a look at the different things to consider when buying a hockey stick

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Psh sticks-comparison

  1. 1. PRO STOCK HOCKEY STICK CUSTOMIZATION I F T H E P R O S D O N ’ T U S E I T, W E D O N ’ T S E L L I T. P R O S T O C K H O C K E Y. C O M MUCH TO CONSIDER…
  2. 2. CHOOSING A FLEX: Typically ranging from 65-115, the amount of flex in a player’s stick is determined by play style, position and personal preference. Forwards looking for a quick release will often use a lower flex, while defenseman are more likely use sticks with a higher flex for low hard slap shots. Fun Fact NHL player, Phil Kessel uses sticks with a low flex so that he can quickly shoot in stride and catch goaltenders off guard. While it helps with a quick release, it makes taking one-timers nearly impossible. I F T H E P R O S D O N ’ T U S E I T, W E D O N ’ T S E L L I T. P R O S T O C K H O C K E Y. C O M
  3. 3. I F T H E P R O S D O N ’ T U S E I T, W E D O N ’ T S E L L I T. P R O S T O C K H O C K E Y. C O M SELECTING A CURVE HEEL Great for wrist shots. Allows the puck to naturally rest on the heel of the blade. MID A balanced option. Allows the puck to naturally rest on the middle of the blade. TOE For quick snap shots and a quick release. Allows the puck to naturally rest on the toe of the blade. NEUTRAL Keeps shots lower to the ice and allows for better puck protection on the forehand. OPEN Helps quickly lift the puck in small spaces on forehand and offers better puck protection on the backhand. Fun Fact: Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull are often credited with discovering the curved blade.
  4. 4. I F T H E P R O S D O N ’ T U S E I T, W E D O N ’ T S E L L I T. P R O S T O C K H O C K E Y. C O M PICKING YOUR LIE The higher the lie of your stick, the higher the angle of the blade will be in relationship to the shaft. Generally, taller/ bigger players will use a higher lie – especially if they skate more upright. Shorter/smaller players will generally use a smaller lie. You can tell if you have selected the correct lie by checking to see if the middle of the blade rests flat on the ice when handling the puck. If the blade is resting more on the heel, or more on the toe, you may want to adjust the lie you’re using. Steeper Angle Flatter Angle
  5. 5. I F T H E P R O S D O N ’ T U S E I T, W E D O N ’ T S E L L I T. P R O S T O C K H O C K E Y. C O M GRIP, OR NO GRIP? No grip: Allows for more freedom with your bottom hand. Some players find it slightly easier to stickhandle without grip. Grip: This allows the player to firmly grasp the stick with their bottom hand. It’s perfect for one-timers and slap- shots, but can make stick-handling somewhat more difficult for some players.
  6. 6. Fun Fact Martin St. Louis used a stick that was considered several inches too tall for him. He compensated for the added height by using an extremely low lie. I F T H E P R O S D O N ’ T U S E I T, W E D O N ’ T S E L L I T. P R O S T O C K H O C K E Y. C O M STICK HEIGHT The recommended height for most players when cutting their stick to size is at their nose (not on skates). It’s not uncommon for defenseman, as well as shorter players, to use a longer stick in order to gain a reach advantage. Shorter sticks will often allow a player to have greater puck control. Long Average Short
  7. 7. Thank you! P R O S T O C K H O C K E Y. C O M I F T H E P R O S D O N ’ T U S E I T, W E D O N ’ T S E L L I T. Pro Stock Hockey is the largest online resource for authentic Pro Stock Hockey equipment of all kinds. Our wide inventory includes sticks, gloves, skates, protective gear, game jerseys, practice jerseys and other equipment originally made for NHL pros. • Shop our online store at www.prostockhockey.com • Create a free account and receive special offers and advanced notice on new product postings at https://www.prostockhockey.com/login.php?action=create_account

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