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MeoTwist 07-17-2011 01:49 AM

Any ideas for over-sized hockey sticks?
 
Hello all.

I'm wondering if anyone here knows a place that sells over sized hockey sticks? I'm 6'7ft, off skates. The biggest stick i've found only reaches my chin when im on skates, need about another half a foot for it to be comfortable. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Sigge 07-17-2011 05:59 AM

I'm 6'8 andwhat I've had to do to get the sticks to my size is simply extend them.

There are 8-12" wooden end plugs you can insert to major part of all the composite sticks.
oviously it will make the stick a bit heavier but it's no big deal.

If you just miss a few " you can also get composite end plugs, Bauer makes a couple which are 4", with these you won't feel any difference in terms of weight.

AIREAYE 07-17-2011 09:34 AM

Definitely try the end plug idea, but the old Sherwood RM19 OPS are made 3" longer than the regular 60" sticks. You might be hard-pressed to find them as they're 3 years old, but a lot of Sportchek stores still carry old stock.

In terms of new sticks, the Warrior Widow and Diablo are also 63"

adaminnj 07-17-2011 11:02 PM

Easton makes a Chara ST that is about 4" longer than most stock sticks.

mbhhofr 07-18-2011 12:11 AM

The maximum legal length of the shaft of the stick, from the heel of the blade to the end of the shaft is 63" both in amateur hockey and the NHL. The NHL allows anyone over 6' 6" to request extra length to their shaft of not more than two inches. Amateur hockey shows no allowable request for extra length to the shaft.

toddmanley 07-18-2011 12:25 AM

I'm 6'9" and when I first started playing a year ago my stick was around 67". I had one of the Easton Synergy ST 115 Chara models (65" uncut) with a 2" extension. Eventually my game got better and my stick length decreased. I'm now have my sticks cut down to 63" and it allows me to handle the puck in traffic much better.

ReverendAlBundy 07-18-2011 12:28 AM

I'm 7'1 and I just get a wooden extension put on the end

Pajicz 07-18-2011 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hecantscorefromthere (Post 35129039)
I'm 7'1 and I just get a wooden extension put on the end

7'1? Man, you've chosen the wrong sport. :laugh:

Luckily I don't have to play against any of you guys on this thread (hopefully)....

Sigge 07-18-2011 09:49 AM

Now who's going to top that!? :D

ReverendAlBundy 07-18-2011 12:33 PM

Btw, not really 7'1, just making a point haha

ponder 07-18-2011 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MeoTwist (Post 35102459)
Hello all.

I'm wondering if anyone here knows a place that sells over sized hockey sticks? I'm 6'7ft, off skates. The biggest stick i've found only reaches my chin when im on skates, need about another half a foot for it to be comfortable. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

It's all personal preference, but it sounds like you use a very long stick compared to most people. I'd say most people use sticks ranging somewhere from mouth on skates to adam's apple on skates, i.e. within a couple inches of your chin. Half a foot higher than your chin on skates is definitely a fair bit longer than most would use, have you tried a shorter stick with a higher lie? Not as good for poke checks, but it's a major help for stick handling close to your body.

For example, Willie Mitchell is know for using an insanely long stick, considered very, very long relative to his height and close to useless for anything but poke checking (very awkward for stick handling, shooting, etc.), and even his stick is only about 6" above the chin on skates:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...s_practice.jpg

You'll notice that most offensive players in the NHL (anyone who handles the puck a lot, forwards or d) tend to use sticks cut to below their chin on skates, though of course their are exceptions. I'd say Crosby's stick is cut to a fairly standard length for his height in terms of most high level, offensive NHL players:
http://www.cuthockeysticks.com/players/crosby2.jpg


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