Frequent question: How much should you cut your 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.

How much does cutting a hockey stick effect Flex?

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.

Does cutting a hockey stick increase 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.

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.

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What should I cut my hockey stick with?

Too Long: Cutting a Hockey Stick to the Right Size

To make the cut, brace the shaft right next to the cutting point, so the stick doesn’t wiggle while you’re sawing. A bench vise works best for this task. A hacksaw will make a good cut in a composite shaft, but make sure to make a perfectly square cut.

Should I cut my hockey stick?

Sticks get considerably stiffer as you cut length from them. Taking a senior player’s stick and cutting it down for a junior will likely leave that player with a stick that is far too stiff to be effective. It’s OK to trim an inch or two from a stick.

What flex stick 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 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 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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Does pure hockey cut sticks?

The Pure Hockey Comnposite End Plug is a high quality stick extension made to fit hockey sticks of any senior model. The Pure Hockey stick extension allows for 8 inches in addtional length that can be cut down for proper sizing.

How long should your stick be?

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.

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 should a field hockey stick be?

A defensive player or midfielder may prefer a longer stick in order to drive the ball further, and an offensive player might select a shorter stick for better handling and control. Sticks can range from 28” – 37.5” or more. Typically, the stick should come up to the top of your hip bone.

How long is the average 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. Adult women usually end up with Intermediate sticks, or more flexible Senior sticks.