Many discussions has been drafted out regarding to the advantages and disadvantages of using wood instead of hockey stick in the NHL (National Hockey League) and it have taken so many number of years for this argument. The truth of the matter when using wood hockey stick, it is nearly inexistence in the NHL. But come to think of it, what about those that uses it just for fun? Wood hockey sticks are just very feasible, but sometimes preferred but optional. Below we are going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the sticks.
The advantages of newly introduced composite hockey sticks are:
They are lighter than others.
They are more reliable to other sticks.
They have been fix up to provide player with quicker shot.
They impart a better feel for the puck for beginning players.
Disadvantages of composite hockey sticks are.
It is very much expensive.
It is not too good for the beginners to use.
The faster shot comes from the lower kick points in composite sticks. What I mean by kick point is the play on the hockey shaft in which the stick got bend.
With the wood shaft, the bending means to where you place lower hand when playing the hockey.
By doing this, it causes a bigger and gradual loading and release cycle. When you are on low kick point, it places the bend point at the lowest shaft near the blade. It provides you with a shorter loading and release cycle and the net result is a faster shot.
If you have been playing a hockey before now, you may understand what I mean because you might have started with a wood hockey stick and for doing that, you still in the good track for today’s beginning hockey players. Wood hockey sticks is less expensive than the composite hockey sticks in the sense that it will help you for what you budgeted when you are getting started and makes you to equip the place with a required equipment for the hockey play.
When you have started playing the hockey for a long time, it helps you to know the different qualities of the hockey sticks and how to use it to play so that it matches the style you are playing, with this you will get to know if the composite hockey sticks makes sense for you or to still adapt to the wood hockey stick.
Before now a wood stick is the initial hockey sticks we have. The advantages of newly introduced hockey sticks which is composite hockey sticks might not be what you have in mind. It might be just to take advantage in playing hockey. The only exception is that it is lighter than wood hockey sticks. When think of prices as an advantage, what you will be considering is whether the benefits you derived from it are worth the extra cost to you or not.
After you might have finished with the selection you are suppose to choose the pattern of blade that will match your preferences to know if to shoot from your right or left hand. The stick you use suppose to be long enough at least to the jaw measure when you are standing on the skates and hold the stick vertically with one end on the ice in the front of you.
Hockey sticks have a similar look like the one of golf club do. You need to get a hockey stick that is flexible for your skill, style and most of all body weight and strength.
In conclusion, you need to try different variety of sticks to meet up with your personal choice and select the one that will suit your skills and the budget you have for it so that as time goes on you then improve to the right hockey sticks that you want.