HockeyStickMan refers to "refurbished sticks" as top end carbon composites pro stock hockey sticks that are otherwise in excellent condition and repaired using an internal shaft process to successfully fuse the two portions of the shaft back together (we only fix about 1/3 of the sticks that we source). Since 2010 we have completed over 16,000 repairs and have been experiencing huge growth all across North America, simply based on customer referrals.
*We stand behind repairs with a 35 day GUARANTEE!
WHO DO WE HAVE USING OUR REFURBS?
Hundreds of Junior and College level players - we sell directly to players and supply teams (helps their stick budget)
Elite level minor hockey players - we work with a lot of top end players at the minor level, kids that know the impact of a good stick and go through them quickly
Former competitive players - these guys know the difference a good stick makes, many got sticks from the team, now they don't want to spend the coin (we have sold to over 10 players that played games in the NHL)
Recreational Players - many people want a top quality stick but refuse to pay top dollar and have found that we have the solution
E.g., In 2012 Darcy Murphy scored the most goals in the OJHL and set a single season Wellington Dukes scoring record, en route to a full ride with Colgate College, and did so using refurbished hockey sticks.
Customer Concern # 1 - Is it too heavy?
Two Identical CCM Ribcor 40K:
- New = 425 Grams
- Refurb = 449 Grams
- Ribcor 30K = 465 Grams
- Ribcor 28K = 515 Grams
- Ribcor 26K = 570 Grams
After refurbished our sticks remain among the lightest in the industry. You
will find repair weight is hardly noticeable.
Customer Concern # 2 - Disruption of the flex and kickpoint?
- Conducted on-ice testing with professional players (including accuracy and shot speed tests)
- Lab tested the sticks (took two identical sticks in all the top brands and tested a refurb vs. a new one on a flex profile testing machine)
- Both tests concluded the the flex profile and kick point of the shaft were not affected by the internal repair (down lower you will learn why)
Customer Concern # 3 - Strength?
- The reinforced section of the stick is a made from high grade carbon composite material that forms an internal bond with the shaft and makes it stronger in the repaired area.
- You SHOULD never have a stick break in our repair (warranty rate is approx. 1 percent)!
- We back it up with a 35 day guarantee!
How it works
HockeyStickMan uses a carbon fiber AirCore™ and Shaft-Lock™ Technology - a process used to prepare the interior wall of the shaft and "lock" the repair in place. The AirCore™ is comprised of 2 layers of carbon fiber surrounding a foam center, which allows the AirCore™ to conform to junior, intermediate, and senior shafts. Being concealed internally, Our repaired composite shaft repairs minimize visual disturbance and preserve the external shaft profile. In other words, they look and feel great!
Here is the HockeyStickMan refurb process, by far the # 1 solution in the industry:
Step # 1 - Sourcing
- We work with 75+ teams to bring in the latest and greatest makes and models
- Pro stock sticks are better quality, more durable and responsive
Step # 2 - Inspection
- We check all sticks for punky blades, chipped toes, and any micro fractures
- We only fix the ones that are in otherwise excellent condition
- Approx. 1/3 of what we get is selected for repair and resale
Step # 3 - Cutting and Beveling
- We cut out the damaged area of the stick (generally 1 - 1.5 inches)
- Our beveling machine is used to create grooves in the shaft.
- *This is how the stick stays together while also being able to
maintain the original flex profile
Step # 4 - Alignment and Epoxy
- Insert a double wrap carbon fibre sleeve and align the two stick pieces
- A special combination of resin and hardener is poured down the shaft engulfs the carbon sleeve and forces the fibres into the grooves
Step # 5 - Curing and Cracking
- The sticks cure in the clamp for 72 hours in a temperature controlled room
- It is then "cracked" - we flex it out multiple times in both directions
- You will hear cracking sounds of the internal plug pulling away from the side walls while grabbing onto the groves. This enables it to return to its original flex and kick point
At $50-$70 for a $300 hockey stick you can't afford not to try one. But don't take our word for it, read customer reviews
Please note that we no longer offer blade repair. We just feel that shaft repair is a much better solution.