How to Choose Ice-hockey Stick
Ice Ice-hockey stick was made from wood or other materials approved by the International Ice Hockey Federation (such as lead quality or plastic). It can be divided into ordinary stick and door-keeper stick. General stick enjoys a length within 147cm from root to stem; shot edge from root to end should be no more than 32cm with the width between 5.0-7.5cm, the entire edge is inclined plate, at any point from the blade root to the ends is straight line and the maximum curvature of the vertical distance should be no more than 1.5cm from straight line to the outside edge. Goalkeeper stick should be in 11.5cm in width, the rest part enjoys the width within 9cm, and from root to stem it cannot exceed 147cm.
When we select the stick, we should choose those enjoy a fixed hitting between plate and one end of the shank, and we should select the straight handle, the hitting boards should be glued bamboo products. The shot plate was connected by gum between the straight shank board on plate groove glue on the straight handle; the groove should have upper and lower openings, The beginning and ending should extent respectively the pre-glued pieces and gluing pieces. Straight shank will have a strong combined with ball plate, when hitting the energy of ice-hockey enjoys a small loss.
Traditional stick was made of wood, and it was carved by the ash, maple or elm, recent as materials' advance there are different combinations: shaft + blade, generally, most of the wooden shaft should not use blade that is regardless of blade, we need to change for a new stick when it was old.
The aluminum pole and carbon fiber rods can be changed to blade, after wearing and tearing we can use alternative materials to replace them. But the aluminum bar and carbon fiber bar enjoy a expensive price, if you change for a better blade, the price was similar to buy a new imported wood.
The harder the stick is, the faster the ball will shift, but this needs a strong arm, it is suitable for professional players. Generally the speed of the ball hit by Ice hockey players can reach 100 mile per hour, when experienced players do "slap shot", he will hit the back of the ice ball, coupled with under pressure to bend the stick, and this action is called "load". But if the club was harder, it needs greater strength to bend, so it is even more difficult.
Aluminum stick is a hard stick, while resin stick was enhanced according to the arrangement of fibers, it has different flexibility and hardness and we have great choices. The material of stick is very important, which will affect the ball and speed. The angle between shaft and blade is called "lie", lie angle the smaller the better control of the ball (the ball away from the body close), the smaller the angle of "lie" is, the greater the stick is. But the domestic business is not that professional, so there is less choice. And the length of stick should match a person's height.