What Hockey Stick’s Right for Me?

Choosing the right stick for your game can be a daunting task, especially with so many products on the market. Let’s break it down.

1. Stick Curve

The Arsenal Covet, available on our site, shows you the different curve zones available.

First off ask yourself what sort of curve you like playing with. The most popular curve in 2019 is the 28, also known as the McDavid curve. This is quite a universally adored curve because the hook at the toe allows for more pinpoint accuracy when shooting and also has the right lie for stick-handling in corners. Basically a 2-in-1. A wide variety of curves to choose from is something that Lumbr Hockey is proud to offer because we partner with so many brands that sell so many popular angles. 

  • Toe Curve: its curve begins in the top 1/3rd of the blade.
  • Mid Curve: the angle begins in the middle of the blade.
  • Heel Curve: the curve is most prominent in the latter 1/3rd of the blade.

You can find out hockey blade curve chart on our Instagram or our website’s product pages. You can also find the McDavid curve on many of the FUTUR models that we sell. 

2. Stick Lie

This image shows a stick sitting at roughly a 4-4.5 lie.

Hockey stick lie angle is important for whatever stick you choose so to quote Don Cherry, LISTEN UP KIDS. Imagine posing for your hockey card - that’s called the hockey position. When you’re in that position, whether at the hashmarks for a face off or pushing the puck up the ice, your stick’s blade should be flush with the ice. If not, you’ll either be too upright or too crouched and you could lose speed, dexterity, or even suffer back pain. Generally a lie is 5.5, but it’s easy to determine your ideal number: just hold the stick with the blade flush on the ground and see how you feel in your hockey position. 

3. Stick Flex

Age

Height

Weight

Flex

Stick Length

Junior

4'4" - 5'2"

70 - 115lbs

50/55

50" - 54"

Intermediate

4'11" - 5'4"

95 - 125lbs

60

55" - 58"

Intermediate

5'2" - 5'8"

100 - 140lbs

65/70

55" - 58"

Senior

5'5" - 5'10"

125 - 175lbs

75/80

57" - 61"

Senior

5'7" - 6'1"

150 - 200lbs

85/90/95

58" - 62"

Senior

5'10" - 6'4"

180 - 235lbs

100/105

60" - 63"

Senior

< 6'1"

210/215lbs +

110/115

60" - 63"


Flex is how much the stick bends when force is applied to it and this could be the simple reason as to why you, your daughter, your son, or your teammate breaks so many sticks (
hint: it’s not because they’re swole...). Your height and weight will determine how much flex you will need. For instance, if you’re a senior player (60” stick), you will usually range from 75 (low or flexible) to 120 (high or stiff). An intermediate will range between 50 - 70 and a junior will use anything under 50 to roughly 30, where you’ll be crossing into youth hockey products.


4. Stick Price 

Finally, it comes down to price. Many of the big brands have large sponsorship contracts with professional leagues and because they give sticks for free to those leagues they have to charge regular players like you insane prices. At Lumbr Hockey we partner and sell brands that you may not have heard of because they don’t have the same sponsorship deals. But their sticks are of the same quality and some are even produced on the same factory lines as the major brands. 

So if you’re just getting started or want to brush up on your stick knowledge, we hope this gave some insight into how to pick the right stick for your game! If you'd like more an even more specific recommendation from us, we've partnered with The Beer League Tribune to create this awesome quiz that can recommend the best stick for your game. 

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