Composite hockey sticks are the #1 choice of hockey players at all levels of play because they are lighter and more powerful than traditional wood hockey sticks. Some hockey players still prefer the feel of wood sticks, but with the advances that have been made over the last couple of decades, there aren't very many arguments left to be made against using a one piece composite hockey stick. When composite sticks were initially produced, some players complained that the blades were too stiff and they couldn't feel the puck as well as they could with a wood hockey stick or blade. But that seems to be a thing of the past.
Shopping for a composite stick is also much easier these days because the manufacturing process has been refined to allow the vendors to produce hockey sticks and hockey shafts at a lower cost and sell them at more affordable prices. Whether you're a beginner or an elite level hockey player, there are many composite hockey sticks that would not only fit your budget, but also give you a considerable performance boost as you switch over from traditional wood sticks.
There are many benefits to using a one piece composite stick, like the lightweight materials, consistent feel and performance of the shaft and blade, flex profiles specifically designed to fit your playing style and the ability to shoot the puck with great power and precision. Each manufacturer has their own proprietary construction method, but whether you choose a Bauer, Warrior, Easton, CCM, Reebok or any other brand of composite hockey stick, we're sure that you'll feel confident in your purchase.
It may feel a little overwhelming to see all of the different options you have when you're purchasing a hockey stick. Don't worry, it's a lot easier to choose a stick than you might think. Here are a few tips.
- Choose your age group: Senior (14+), Intermediate (12-14), Junior (9-12) or Youth (8 and under).
- Decide on a price range for your new stick.
- Compare the specs and features of a few sticks, such as the weight, materials and technology, to see how the features stack up side by side.
- Once you've picked a stick, go to the product page and click on the Blade Chart tab to compare the curve options.
- Figure out which flex works best for you. A good rule of thumb is to pick a flex number that is close to half of your weight in pounds. For example, if you weigh 170 pounds, an 85 flex stick would probably be a good choice.
- Pick your hockey stick options on the product page and add the stick to the cart.
That's it! No fuss, no trouble. If you want to do a little bit more research before you make your purchase, check out our Hockey Stick Buying Guide for advice on how to buy a hockey stick. And don't forget to grab some hockey tape and hockey stick wax!