Coach Jermeys' Article on stick

Three ways you can prolong the life of your hockey stick.  Hockey Sticks can be expensive.  So, you want to make sure we can squeeze every dollar we can out of them.

The first one is right along the bottom of the blade. 

The second one is along the shaft. 

So, test your stick right now, see if there's any give.  It should be nice and firm.  If the blade wiggles or twists at all it might be time for a new hockey stick.

So, you want to re-tape your stick any time you see any of the blade coming through the tape.  That's going to help prolong the life of your hockey stick.

So, tape your twig up. 

There's two main ways you're going to break your stick on the shaft.  

Number one is to put a little tape in the high-impact spot.   You'll see above that spot there's not too many hacks or slashes.  It doesn't look good, but it can help prolong the life of your stick.

The third thing that you can do to prolong the life of your hockey stick is to take it easy on the slapshots. 

So, the more slapshot you take, the more it's going to stress that stick and the more likely it's going to break. 

So, don't take 50 slapshots every time you're at warm-up or pick-up hockey you're probably going to have your stick a lot longer.

Thanks Coach !

Excepts from Coach Jeremy


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