Remove the end cap from the tip of the shaft. Wrap the second mark on the shaft with masking tape. Place the stick in a table vise or other device that will hold it steady. Use a hacksaw to carefully cut through the masking tape and the stick shaft, using short, clean strokes.
- 1 Can you cut your own hockey stick?
- 2 Can you cut a hockey stick with a chop saw?
- 3 Can I use a composite hockey stick on the street?
- 4 What length should I cut my hockey stick?
- 5 Can you bend a composite hockey blade?
- 6 Does cutting a hockey stick change the flex?
- 7 Can you cut a composite goalie stick?
- 8 Do NHL players still use wooden sticks?
- 9 Do you tape street hockey sticks?
- 10 Can you use ice hockey gloves for street hockey?
- 11 What is a ABS hockey stick?
Can you cut your own hockey stick?
Cutting a hockey stick to size is not difficult, but should be done carefully. Remember to “ measure twice, cut once.” Some experts suggest erring on the side of caution: Measure the shaft, mark it where you think it should be cut, and then make the cut one inch higher than that.
Can you cut a hockey stick with a chop saw?
Let the saw do the work and you’ll be just fine.
Can I use a composite hockey stick on the street?
You’ll risk cracking and splintering wood and composite blades on the street, as well. The best street hockey blades are ultra-tough ABS plastic material. Some street hockey players take an old wood or composite ice hockey stick with a bad blade and simply add an ABS blade for street play.
What length should I cut my 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.
Can you bend a composite hockey blade?
Composite sticks This can be done with a blowtorch or with the heat from an oven element. When the blade is hot it can be curved by hand or with your foot. If curving the blade by hand it’s a good idea to wear an oven mitt when doing so, to protect your hands from the heat.
Does cutting a hockey stick change the 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.
Can you cut a composite goalie stick?
Newer composite sticks can be cut to specific lengths, with the right preparation and tools. The task is relatively easy and can usually be accomplished in less than 30 minutes.
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.
Do you tape street hockey sticks?
Many players prepare their new hockey stick for action on the ice by taping the blade and the butt end. This protects the blade from wear and tear and gives you a better grip on the stick shaft. Tape on the blade also keeps moisture and ice from building up, causing the puck to slip off the blade—not a good thing.
Can you use ice hockey gloves for street hockey?
For Street Hockey, we recommend gloves at the very least and for Roller Hockey, you should at least use gloves, elbow pads and shin guards! The Bauer S18 Performance Street Hockey Gloves provide much better protection and control than playing bare-handed.
What is a ABS hockey stick?
ABS stands for acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (that’s a mouthful), which is essentially a hard plastic. When you apply the right amount of heat, the blade can be shaped, molded or curved as necessary. This “hard plastic” is what adds durability to the blade unlike wood or composite blades.