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The Sports Page
Coaching Tips: No. 15

One Piece Composite Sticks You Can Afford.

Experience the next wave in hockey stick design. Just as graphite composite materials have become the “defacto” performance standard in the tennis and golfing industries, composites are rapidly becoming the standard in the hockey stick world and are pushing aside the old world wood and aluminum products. In fact, the vast majority of NHL players have made the switch to composite sticks to improve their performance.”

Improved Shooting Performance and Consistency Lighter and Consistent Weight Traditional “Wood Feel” Durability
Composite sticks are available in a wide variety of exact stiffnesses, unlike wood and aluminum where every stick has a different stiffness, allowing each player to get maximum shot power, accuracy and repeatability. Composite sticks are lighter than both wood and aluminum, improving game play of forwards (easier stick handling and quicker shot release) and defensemen (superior control and poke checking). Unlike aluminum, which feels cold and artificial, composite shafts feel like wood. While aluminum has a metallic vibrating sensation when shooting, composites dampen vibrations as well as wood does. Hockey stick industry wide sales demonstrate that on average composite shafts last seven times longer than wood sticks and wood blades.

Tundra composite shafts make excellent economic sense while providing superior performance to all levels and types of players.

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