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02-25-2008, 08:07 AM
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Children's Sticks?

My son is like crazy into shooting pucks around, but he is still young (turns 2 in June). But he broke his little plastic stick. Are there any places you can get a stick for someone that young? Or would it be better for me to buy a Jr. stick, and shave down the blade and cut down the handle?

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i dont know about down in chicago, but here there are sticks at canadian tire for about 10 $ that have really thin shafts. try the pro shop at your local rink.

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Most companies make a YOUTH (emphasizing YOUTH as opposed to Junior) model in both wood and composite. The shaft is thinner on youth models is much thinner than on jr. models and we sell them for children 8 and under.

Composites are always going to be more expensive, but they do not have the ABS (Fiberglass) blade that nomst wood models come with. The ABS blade makes the stick extremely top-heavy, especially got a tyke your age.
Nike Bauers Vapor XXXX comp goes for $79.99, wood/ABS models go for $10-20.

In any event, go for a youth stick and not a jr.
Best of luck!

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Most companies make a YOUTH (emphasizing YOUTH as opposed to Junior) model in both wood and composite. The shaft is thinner on youth models is much thinner than on jr. models and we sell them for children 8 and under.

Composites are always going to be more expensive, but they do not have the ABS (Fiberglass) blade that nomst wood models come with. The ABS blade makes the stick extremely top-heavy, especially got a tyke your age.
Nike Bauers Vapor XXXX comp goes for $79.99, wood/ABS models go for $10-20.

In any event, go for a youth stick and not a jr.
Best of luck
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Agree, there are also even smaller youth sticks, CCM has at least one that is called "peewee" size (it's too short and thin for actual Peewee age kids)

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