Frequently Asked Questions
Most major manufacturers simply miniaturize their adult sticks, use the lowest grade materials, use the same graphics as the senior stick and price that stick at a premium. SnipeShow sticks are specifically engineered for the developing player. We use the highest quality carbon fiber weave, appropriately size the length for each flex, but most importantly, we redesigned the blade. Our blade is almost 1/4 inch taller than all Junior sticks on the market at the heel, mid blade and toe while meeting the USA hockey limit of 3 inches. This allows for markedly improved puck control passing and shooting.
Using a stick with the appropriate flex allows the player to shoot the puck with increased velocity and power. As the blade contacts the ice just prior to puck impact, the shaft bends or flexes, “loading potential energy”. That energy gets released once contact is made with the puck and continues in the follow-through.By allowing the stick to do the work, the player maintains their form and technique as the player does not have to “muscle” the shot to get velocity.
As a general rule, the flex of the stick should be no more than half of the players body weight. It is important to remember that as a stick is cut down, the flex of the shaft increases making it stiffer. For every 2 inches the stick is cut down, approximately 7 lbs of flex is added to the shaft.
We chose the 92 curve initially, as this curve is that jack of all trades. A mid toe curve with a slightly open face, this curve is excellent for making and receiving passes, as well as shooting.
We recently added the 28 curve, also a mid toe curve with a more open face toe great for toe drags, and lifting the puck in tight spaces.
Using a stick specifically engineered with the appropriate flex, length and weight allows the player to develop skills without sacrificing form and technique.
We provide a 30 day warranty against manufactures defects. Please refer to our terms and conditions section for details.
SnipeShow sticks are available directly for purchase on our website. Please contact us for large order discounts.