There is a reason why everyone playing hockey at the elite levels use top end, light weight composite hockey sticks. They are unmatched in feeling and performance. You want to use them but how can you do so and still save some money?
Check out our recommended options for saving;
OPTION 1 | REFURBISHED STICKS
Using a proven composite hockey stick repair method, we seal the pieces of two pro stock sticks (in otherwise excellent condition) back together with an internal fix that minimizes visual disturbance and performance. We provide a 35 day guarantee on the repaired portion of the stick.
Too good to be true? We all thought that way at first! But our customers not only return, but quite often refer friends and teammates, 20,000+ and counting in fact! Learn More
OPTION 2 | PRO STOCK STICKS
How often do you use your warranty? Its great comfort but most don't have the chance! Pro Stock Sticks are hard to find, but you can sometimes find them at a great rate (we sell for $79-$179).
In addition they tend to be more reinforced and give you slightly more pop.
OPTION 3 | REPLACEMENT BLADES
If you break your blade your shaft is still good, if you break your shaft your blade is still good. There is a good reason why manufactures and stores are no longer doing two-piece sticks.
OPTION 4 | BALL HOCKEY STICKS (Geographically Limited)
We also bring in used sticks. Some are in mint condition, while others come with chips, slight cracks, and micro-fractures in the blade. We sell them for $5-$85.
Over the last few years we have put these ones in a clearance section at our shop and they have gotten the term ball hockey sticks (although they are still frequently used for ice hockey). Rationale being that many people don't want to ruin their ice hockey sticks and/or don't want to spend that much on ball hockey.
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Use Tape - If you don't mind the feel of tape on your ball hockey stick then use it! That said I don't like it, but it will really help protect the blade. Perhaps consider covering the toe (to protect from chips) or taping any surface cracks.
Use older sticks - This goes without saying, but if you play ice hockey and ball hockey, use the older ones for ball hockey as you can get away with a little less pop in the stick and using slightly blemished blades. However, as laid out above there are cheap options for a nice feeling/performing stick, don't use a piece of sh#t!
Always have 3 sticks - Composite sticks are great, but they break, A LOT, even in ball hockey. So make sure you bring a backup to every game/practice. Don't be that guy looking to use someone else's. Most people these days are busy, so if your not prepared, you'll have to rush out and buy whatever is convenient (not the way to get the stick you want for the best price).