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.
What length hockey stick should I get?
Your stick should be anywhere from 1 to 2 inches below or above your chin. Keep in mind that shorter sticks may be great for puck handling, but might not have a powerful shot. Long sticks give you reach and could even help you develop a commanding slap shot with minimal effort.
How long is too long for a hockey stick?
As a general rule, the length of a hockey stick should be from the ice – to between the sternum/above the armpits and below the chin of the player. However, after many years of teaching power skating to player’s ages 5 to 60 plus, I have discovered that this rule is often ignored.
How long is Crosby’s stick?
Sidney Crosby uses a very short stick, only 54 inches long. It suits his style. He can bend low to the ice, drop his shoulder to protect the biscuit and he’s able to keep the puck on a leash in tight spaces in the corners, and around the net.
How long is a senior hockey stick?
Adult (or Senior) sticks are generally in the 60-inch range, Intermediates around five inches shorter, Juniors in the 46- to 54-inch range.
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’.
Is a shorter hockey stick better?
“The Dangler” – Hockey players who are good at stick handling tend to prefer shorter sticks. Using a short stick makes it a bit easier to move the puck around because the stick will be lighter (less material) and a shorter stick is easier to move around the body.
How do I know if my hockey stick is too short?
If the blade of the stick is flat against the ground, the stick is the proper length. If the toe is up, the stick is too long. If the heel is off the ground, the stick is too short.
What stick does McDavid use?
Connor McDavid is also well known for his older stick model choice, sticking with an original Super Tacks. He has tried a few of CCM’s newer sticks, but has always come back to his trusty Super Tacks.
What lie stick does Sidney Crosby use?
Sidney Crosby uses a CCM P29 curve. This Hockey Stick Blade is one of the most popular in the game today and features a deep mid-curve allowing for great stickhandling and puck control. However, it also utilizes a very open face that provide maximum lift on your shots.
Is Crosby left handed?
“Maybe you’re a kid in Canada growing up now and you’re emulating Sidney Crosby. He’s left-handed,” Cahill says.
What is the difference between a senior and junior hockey stick?
Each size normally reflects a smaller shaft circumference and a softer flex. Senior sticks are usually used by players ages 14 and up; intermediate for ages 10-15; junior for ages 7-12; and youth for players ages 4-8.
What is the difference between intermediate and senior hockey sticks?
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.