I remember lining a u18 game where someone accidently speared his teammate in the groin. The guy was on the ice in agony and everyone thought he had just been hit in the testicles and we all know how painful that is so all his team were like "come on get up you *****, you only got hit in the balls" then when they took him back to the dressing room and took off his equipment apparently there was an 8 inch gash going up the inside of his leg towards the groin area. So it's safe to say they weren't laughing and calling him a ***** anymore
The kids who put all the weight they can into their sticks to see how much it can flex... don't do that.
People who do this to someone else's goalie stick
My friend said one of his sticks magically went missing once (his team can leave their stuff at the rink in a locked changing room) and he said obviously before he arrived someone was mucking about with his stick and was all like "ooh lets see how much flex it has" and then broke it, so obviously threw it in the garbage skip out the back so the goalie wouldn't find out
Only expensive ones. I play with a $8 composite stick on the concrete. Every now and then I see someone with a top of the line stick out there, and it makes me cringe. I've seen people playing with TotalOnes, RS, and se16s.
I don't know, I have an old Easton Synergy that cost like $180 for street hockey because the bottom of the blade is cracked all the way down. It takes out all the power in passes and shots but still works fine for street hockey.
How about adding tape to the shaft of the stick? All it adds is dead weight.
Originally Posted by TUCKER 06
This. But in the interest of full disclosure, I used to candy-cane my sticks as a kid for grip, but now that you can buy sticks with grip, there's really no point in doing that. and yes, it adds weight to it.
Added weight? I highly doubt if you held identical sticks up and one had the candy-cane tape job you'd be able to tell. As for grip, I've seen people have a butt end and wrap tape around it so the sticky part of the tape is facing outwards. Then they rub it on their stick where they want the grip. For me it was way too sticky, but then again I don't like grip sticks.