Frequent question: How do I know what flex shaft I need for hockey?

What flex stick do NHL players use?

With that all said, the majority of NHL players use a stick with flex in the 85-100 range. Forwards tend to use a lower flex. Some players with a notable low flex are Johnny Gaudreau with a 55 flex and Phil Kessel with a 65 flex.

What is 85 flex hockey stick?

To refresh your memory: an 85 flex stick requires 85 pounds of force to bend the stick 1 inch with a full length stick. Seems simple enough, right? However, hockey is a game of preference so, just because you weigh 170 does not mean that you must use an 85 flex.

How tall is a 70 flex hockey stick?

Hockey Stick Length and Flex Sizing Chart

Age Group Height Recommended Shaft Flex
Youth (3-5) 3’0″ – 3’10” 35 Flex
Youth (6-8) 50 – 80 lbs. 3’10” – 4’8″
Junior (7-13) 70 – 110 lbs. 4’4″ – 5’1″
Intermediate (11-14) 95 – 125 lbs. 4’11” – 5’4″

What Flex does McDavid use?

McDavid says the flex he uses is “pretty stiff, actually”. He uses an 85 flex that’s cut down a bit. He explains his stick, curve, and flex in the YouTube video below. He says he’s a guy who doesn’t shoot a lot and likes to have the puck on his stick and perform stick handling.

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Who uses the lowest flex in the NHL?

Johnny Gaudreau (55 flex): At 5-foot-9, 157 pounds, it’s not a shock he has the lowest flex stick in the league. The four-time all-star and former Lady Byng Trophy winner also has a shorter stick than most, even for a guy of his size.

What hockey stick size do I need?

The average hockey stick size for adults is 36.5 inches. What hockey stick size you should use is normally dependent upon your height however an old method used to be to pick a stick which was level to your hip in height.

Hockey Sticks Length.

Player Height Stick Length
6ft 2in – 6ft 5in 37.5 inch
Above 6ft 5in 38 inch

What Flex does Cole Caufield use?

CCM Jetspeed Hockey Stick RH P30 (Cole Caufield Curve) 85 Flex Stick’ Em Grip 65 1/4″ Against the Wall (Bauer retail Height +1/4″) Used, but in good shape.

How much flex is added when you cut your stick?

Cutting a hockey stick down can affect how the stick feels and plays. Cutting a hockey stick down one inch will add around 3-5 flex.

How much does flex change when cutting a stick?

In general, flex changes by about 3 flex points for every inch you add/subtract from the stick. The effects are less noticeable in the first 2 inches however, and become more drastic the further you cut.

What is hockey stick lie?

And there are hockey stick lies every player should consider very carefully: The lie of your hockey stick is the angle of the shaft in relation to the blade when the blade’s bottom edge is flat against the playing surface.

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How tall should a hockey stick be without skates on?

Jeremy Rupke of How to Hockey explains the guidelines. Standing straight up looking forward with the stick in front of the body (tip of the stick’s toe on the ground) the stick should be between your chin and your nose. When on skates it should be up to around your chin.