# Question: How far can a hockey stick flex?

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For example, the average flex of an adult’s hockey stick (usually referred to as a “senior” stick) is 85. A stick’s flex number is called its flex “rating.” While you must apply the stick flex rating (in pounds of pressure) to bend the stick one inch, a stick can actually bend several inches without breaking.

## How much flex should a hockey stick have?

It’s pretty simple… All Hockey Players should be using a stick with a Flex Rating that equals less than 50% of their body weight. Let’s use logic… Most NHL Players weigh 190-220 lbs & use sticks that are 85-110 flex.

## What is the maximum curve on a hockey stick?

By 1967, the NHL began to limit the amount of curve a stick blade could legally have. In the NHL today, the legal limit is 19 mm, or 3⁄4 of an inch. Much like the shaft’s flex, a blade’s shape is a very important characteristic of a stick’s performance.

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## 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.

## 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.

## What flex stick does Ovechkin use?

Alexander Ovechkin is 230 pounds and uses a 79 flex stick, which is probably a big reason for his one-timer.

## 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 is an illegal curve on a hockey stick?

This definition of Illegal Curve was found on en.wikipedia.org: The curve of the blade is subject to strict rules in all levels of hockey. If the curve exceeds 1/2 an inch, the player is generally given a minor penalty.

## 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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## Who was the last NHL player to use a wooden stick?

Q&A: Adrian Aucoin, the last NHL player (probably) to use wooden sticks – The Athletic.

## Does hockey stick flex matter?

Proper hockey stick flex is even more important for younger players. Without the proper flex, younger players will need to compensate for a stick that’s too stiff or too soft. … Grown players using the wrong flex will run into problems like losing power or accuracy when shooting.

## What Flex does Auston Matthews use?

In an interview with Bauer, Matthews revealed that he uses an 80 flex stick with a Sakic curve, a pretty whippy stick when you consider his large frame.

## 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 flex stick does Connor Bedard use?

Connor Bedard uses a retail p92 curve. So do I.

## What Flex does Laine use?

For all of you stick nerds, Patrik Laine uses an 87 flex. Good whip enhanced by his quick release.

## What Flex does Marner use?

Generating table…

PLAYER HAND FLEX
Connor McDavid L 85
MITCH MARNER R 80
Auston Matthews L 85
NATHAN MACKINNON R 95