PRINCESS SPORTSGEAR HELPS YOU CHOOSE THE BEST STICK!
As you can see in our collection, Princess Sportsgear has 6 different moulds and 7 different ‘stars’. Below, you will find all the information about the stiffnes, the curves, the curve locations and the stick lengths which helps you in choosing the perfect stick.
Princess Sportsgear indicates the stiffness of the sticks by using ‘stars’. The higher the number of star, the higher the percentage of carbon is used in the stick. The number of stars (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) are indicated on the outside of the stick. The higher the percentage of carbon, the stiffer the stick. This means that you have more striking power with the stick. The sticks are of high quality, particularly because they are made of Japanese carbon (Toray).
A flexible stick ensures optimal ball control. Flexible sticks contain less carbon and more fiberglass. A disadvantage of a flexible stick can be that you lose some strength when striking the ball. However, this is no problem for the technical player.
Princess Sportsgear has two flexible sticks in its collection. The two star contains 10% carbon and is the most flexible stick in the Princess Sportsgear collection. The 3 star contains 20% carbon.
A stiff stick has another construction material than a flexible stick. A stiff stick has less flexibility. This gives the ball more speed. Stiff sticks consists of many carbon.
You cannot decide between a flexible and stiff stick? Then the allround stick is perfect for you!
The 4 star (40% carbon) and 5 star (60% carbon) are having the right balance between flexibility and stiffness.
In addition to the stiffness of the stick, each stick also has a certain curvature, which is indicated in millimetres (mm). This curvature is between 16 and 25 mm. According to the official regulations, 25 mm is the maximum curvature. The greater the curvature, the more speed you can give to the (drag) push.
Princess Sportsgear shows, by an image, where the bend in the stick is.
The table below shows you the length of the stick in relation to the length of a child. The stick lengths are indicated in inches.
36.5 Inch is the most common length for seniors. The 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 star are available in this size. In addition, Princess Sportsgear also offers a longer stick (the 4 star and 7 star). More and more top players, especially defenders, choose a stick of 37.5 inches.
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Which stick suits my playing style the best?
For an inexperienced hockey player it's advisable to start with a standard hockey stick. It is best to choose a minimum curvature, with a curve location about 300 mm and an allround of flexible stick. When purchasing a senior stick, it's important to pay attention to the specification of the stick.
If you have more experience and if you often use the scoop and drag pushes, it is best to choose a stick with a maximum curvature and a low curve location. In this way you can easily get under the ball.
Are you a defender? And you often get a long pass? Then a stiff stick is perfect for you. It is advisable to choose a minimum curvature and an average curve location of about 300 mm.
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Are you a real technical player? Then a flexible stick is perfect for you. With a flexible stick you can create optimal ball control. A maximum curvature of 25 mm ensures the technical player for extra control. An average curve location of 300 mm makes it your ideal stick!