What height do I cut my hockey stick to?

The butt of the handle should fall between your Adam’s apple and your eyebrows. The general rule of thumb is to have a stick that reaches the tip of your nose — but the trend seems to be toward shorter sticks, reaching the chin or lower.

How tall should I cut my hockey stick?

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.

Where do you cut a hockey stick?

A general rule is to mark and cut the handle of your stick where it touches the tip of your nose. Then when standing on your skates, the stick should come up to your chin or just below it.

How do you measure and cut a hockey stick?

Sticks are measured in one of two ways: either from the top of the shaft to the blade when it’s on its toe and against a wall, or from the top of the shaft straight to the heel. Remember: if you’re measuring sticks in your street shoes, it’s going to feel about 3-4 inches shorter on the ice.

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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.

What flex should my hockey stick be?

Our answer is that the general rule is to pick a flex that is half your body weight. Therefore, if you weigh 100 pounds a 50 flex stick might be ideal. However, when it comes to sports equipment you must always consider the players ‘personal preference’.

What is Connor Mcdavid height?

The butt of the handle should fall between your Adam’s apple and your eyebrows. The general rule of thumb is to have a stick that reaches the tip of your nose — but the trend seems to be toward shorter sticks, reaching the chin or lower.

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.

How do you measure a street hockey stick?

Hockey Sticks

When the player is holding the stick, whichever hand is at the bottom of the shaft will determine right or left. To determine the correct stick size, first stand stick on end. The end of the stick should touch the tip of your nose. The stick can be cut to achieve your perfect length.

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What is the difference between an intermediate and senior hockey stick?

Stick Length and Flex

An intermediate hockey stick typically is about 54 inches long; a senior hockey stick usually is 56 to 63 inches long. The amount of flex in the stick depends on how much you cut off from the top of the stick. A rule of thumb is that the more you cut off, the stiffer the flex.

How tall should a youth hockey stick be?

Hockey Stick Length and Flex Sizing Chart

Age Group Height Stick Length
Youth (3-5) 3’0″ – 3’10” 38″ – 44″
Youth (6-8) 50 – 80 lbs. 45″ – 49″
Junior (7-13) 70 – 110 lbs. 50″ – 54″
Intermediate (11-14) 95 – 125 lbs. 55″ – 58″

Does cutting down a hockey stick change the flex?

DOES CUTTING DOWN A STICK OR ADDING AN EXTENSION CHANGE THE FLEX? The simple answer is yes, a shorter stick will feel stiffer and will perform more similarly to a stick with a higher flex number. A longer stick will feel softer and will perform more like a stick with a lower flex number.

What Flex does Ovechkin use?

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