HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

Stick length problem - what to do?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-26-2006, 08:15 PM
  #1
night-timer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 154
vCash: 500
Stick length problem - what to do?

I'm making the move from a one-piece stick to a two-piece. I' ve been looking at the TPS Red Lite CS2 shaft, the reddish-brown one.

Problem is, I'm 6'1" and around 6'3" with skates on - approximately 190cm. The shaft is only 51" or 127 cm.

Even with a blade attached, it'll be too short for me. I can get a wood end plug, but even a 12" plug may not be enough. (And a wood end may diminish the light weight of the shaft. Is this right?)

Does this mean the TPS Red Lite is useless to me? Damn!

I've never used a two-piece stick before. Your comments would be appreciated. Is my only choice a 60" shaft?


night-timer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-26-2006, 08:55 PM
  #2
PensFanInCBus
Registered User
 
PensFanInCBus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 443
vCash: 500
I stand at 6'4" and am using a Baur Ultra-Lite. I believe it is 51 inches before blade. I found a 12" butt extension piece and it's pretty much right where it needs to be. It really doesn't affect the
weight of the stick at all.

PensFanInCBus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-27-2006, 02:17 AM
  #3
night-timer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 154
vCash: 500
Thanks - I believe you could be right.

Here's the math: 51 inch for the shaft, 12 for the wood plug and another 4 or 5 inches for the blade. That equals 68 inches or 170cm, taking the top of the stick to my chin when I'm in skates... I'm happy!

night-timer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2006, 11:26 AM
  #4
sc37
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: OH-IO
Country: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,577
vCash: 700
You should be ok with doing that...shouldn't affect the light weight but might change the flex of the shaft.

sc37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2006, 12:14 PM
  #5
stick9
Registered User
 
stick9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Country: United States
Posts: 10,081
vCash: 500
Glue it in good. I saw Hal Gill of the Bruins get a penelty for using a broken stick when his extension plug fell out.

stick9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-07-2006, 03:19 PM
  #6
PMP5030
Registered User
 
PMP5030's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Posts: 321
vCash: 500
Interesting. I'm 6'2" and I always want my shafts to be 50" exactly (using a Sherwood Axion blade). My game is based on stickhandling and passing as a playmaking center, a stick any longer makes it feel like I can't control the puck in traffic. I probably am losing a little on my slapshot, but that's never been a major strength of mine anyway. I guess a large part of it depends on what type of game you play, and what you skating style is like. I've tried longer sticks but they wear too much at the heel no matter the blade I'm using.

PMP5030 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-07-2006, 03:25 PM
  #7
Jacob
Registered User
 
Jacob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 36,933
vCash: 399
Quote:
Originally Posted by night-timer
Thanks - I believe you could be right.

Here's the math: 51 inch for the shaft, 12 for the wood plug and another 4 or 5 inches for the blade. That equals 68 inches or 170cm, taking the top of the stick to my chin when I'm in skates... I'm happy!
Gotta be more than 5 inches for the blade.

Jacob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
05-07-2006, 06:04 PM
  #8
Allsmokenopancake
Registered User
 
Allsmokenopancake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Donegal, Ireland
Country: Ireland
Posts: 347
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacobv2
Gotta be more than 5 inches for the blade.
Not if you measure "as the crow flies" (is that even a term over here?).

You are measuring the height with the stick on the ground, from floor to your chin, the actual curve of the stick may be longer, but in terms of vertical height its probably only about 5 inches

Allsmokenopancake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-07-2006, 06:12 PM
  #9
Jacob
Registered User
 
Jacob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 36,933
vCash: 399
I gotcha. I have no stick around me to look at but I just figured that the toe on the ground and the butt-end in pointing up that the height between the heel and the toe would be greater than 5 inches.

A 12 inch end plug to me seems to defeat the purpose of a composite stick.

The poster might want to consider a brand that generally makes their sticks longer, like Bauer or Warrior.

Jacob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
05-08-2006, 02:24 AM
  #10
night-timer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 154
vCash: 500
You could be right. I'ver only used one-piece wood sticks so far. The two-piece thing is new to me.

night-timer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2017 All Rights Reserved.