Cutting a hockey stick to size is not difficult, but should be done carefully. Remember to “measure twice, cut once.” Some experts suggest erring on the side of caution: Measure the shaft, mark it where you think it should be cut, and then make the cut one inch higher than that.
How much can you cut off a hockey stick?
Make a mark 1 inch above the original mark on the shaft. This will allow for a little extra length in the shaft that can be cut off later, if need be. You can always cut more off the stick, but cut off too much, and it will be useless. Remove the end cap from the tip of the shaft.
Do NHL players still use wooden sticks?
Today in the NHL, almost no players still use wooden sticks. The main advantage that wooden sticks enjoy today is their low cost. This makes them a popular choice for street hockey.
What height do I cut my hockey stick to?
The general rule for the proper hockey stick length is that the end of the stick should come to about the nose. If the player’s skates are on, the stick should come up to the chin. Please note that this is a general rule of thumb for hockey stick height and can change with personal preference.