December 22, 2011

NEHJ Buyer's Guide: Hockey Sticks

Here's the Buyer's Guide from the December 2011 issue of New England Hockey Journal, featuring the latest and greatest products from the top manufacturers of hockey sticks.

BAUER
www.bauer.com 

Vapor APX (pictured right)

(available in GRIPTAC and non-GRIPTAC models)

A one-piece stick featuring a patented, dual-density blade for softer feel on the puck. New eLASTech technology enhances feel and durability.

MSRP: $249.99

Vapor X 7.0 Griptac

A one-piece stick featuring Intelli-Sense Shot Technology for dual flex zones — one for quick releases on snap shots and a second zone for powerful slap shots.

MSRP: $209.99

Vapor X 6.0 Griptac

The X 6.0 is lightweight and offers Intelli-Sense Shot Technology as well as an Aero Foam II blade for good balance and feel.

MSRP: $169.99

Vapor X 4.0 Griptac

The X 4.0 features Intelli-Sense Shot Technology and, like all VAPOR sticks, features rounded shaft corners that fit comfortably in the hand.

MSRP: $99.99


GRAF
www.grafcanada.com

Ultra G75 (pictured right)

A high-performance, pro-level 100 percent carbon stick with Ultra Lite Dynamic Weighting design, Pro G Taper and GRAF’s D3 Power Technology. The lightweight 440 gram stick is the stick used by the pros available in five performance patterns and three flexes (75/85/95).

MSRP: Senior $189.99; Intermediate $179.99; Junior $149.99; Tyke $44.99

Supra G55

The Supra G55 offers a pro-like, 470-gram, 100 percent carbon construction with a thin foam core blade and an Ultra Lite Dynamic Weighting design. Available in five performance patterns and three flexes (75/85/95).

MSRP: Senior $129.99; Intermediate $119.99; Junior $99.99

Supra G45

Featuring a Pro G Taper, the Supra G45 offers a 490-gram, high-performance, 100 percent carbon stick with optimal balance point and thin foam core blade design. Available in three performance patterns and three flexes (75/85/95).

MSRP: Senior $99.99; Intermediate $94.99; Junior $89.99

Supra G25

With an optimal balance point and thin foam core blade design, the Supra G25 offers GRAF’s D3 power technology in a 50/50 carbon/fiberglass construction. Available in three performance patterns and two flexes (75/85).

MSRP: Senior $79.99; Intermediate $74.99; Junior $69.99

LAMPLIGHTER
www.hockeystickweight.com

Hockey Stick Weight

The stick weight converts hollow-shafted sticks into weighted training tools at a fraction of the cost of the weighted sticks … and within seconds, the weight can be removed.

MSRP: $40 one pound; $45 two pounds

REEBOK
www.reebok.com


11K

With its low kick point and true one-piece pure fiber construction, Reebok’s 11K stick offers players an explosive release.

A.i 9

Featuring a mid kick point and a 2-to-1 power-taper ratio, the A.i 9 allows players maximum power through effortless loading. 

A.i 7

The A.i 7 is a super lightweight construction that features the 2-to-1 power-taper ratio and an ultralight graphite blade.

WARRIOR
www.warrior.com

Widow

Warrior’s True-1 Piece construction featuring Dagger Taper Technology for extreme low kick. Special edition blue and red color ways for holiday 2011.

Widow SE Stick (pictured right)

Warrior’s True-1 Piece construction featuring Dagger Taper Technology for extreme low kick. Special edition blue and red color ways for holiday 2011.

Dynasty

The all-new Dynasty features Axy-Sym Technology and is the first stick constructed differently for right and left-handed players. Axy-Sym gives you a quick, nasty release on any shot you take.

Mojo

The all-new Mojo features Axy-Sym technology for a slingshot effect on slapshots and snapshots. Available with Warrior’s Slick Grip coating for grip where you need it and a slick finish where you don’t.

This buyer’s guide originally appeared in the December 2011 issue of New England Hockey Journal.