The measurement method used to determine goalie stick paddle height varies by brand. For example a 26" CCM is not the same as a 26" Bauer. That is why many retailers (like us) have created a standard way to measure your sticks to ensure you're getting the right size.
How to Measure:
Place your stick on the floor with the curve facing downward. Measure along the back side of the paddle from the bottom of the blade to where the paddle meets the shaft. See illustration above.
Note: the measurement is right where the paddle meets the shaft, not where it flares out at the bottom or the top, keep the measuring tape straight from that point.
The Goalie Stick Paddle Size Chart
Coming soon to HockeyStick University - How to select the right goalie stick size.
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