The flex in a hockey stick refers to how much whip the stick has. If you look up images of a hockey stick flexing, you can see it bend and the flex number indicates how much it will bend on a shot.
its allows your stick to bend more when taking a slapshot thus creating a stronger spring motion which shoots it faster then a higher flex stick. better for defensmen is lower flex(not to low or you will brake it.
The stiffness of a hockey stick is called flex. Flex ranges from 1-100. The higher the number the stiffer it is.
A composite hockey stick is made from a synthetic material such as carbon fiber and is seen as lighter and to have more flex than a wood hockey stick. The flex of the stick is often rated on the stick and the amount of flex is a preference of the player. Flex can be seen as important because it causes a snapping of the stick during a snap or slap shot which causes the puck to release at a higher velocity. however often the more flex a stick may have the easier it may break.
Yes. Typically a flex greater than 100 means a very rigid stick.
Normally on one-peice sticks, the higher the number of the flex the harder it is to bend a stick so the 140 would be a stiffer stick, a stick with a 140 or 120 flex would be extremly hard to bend and is not recamended for anyone who takes many slap shots.
The flex rating (or stiffness rating) of a stick dictates how easy or hard it is to bend the stick. The higher the number, the stiffer the stick. The lower the number, the more bendable the stick. Senior sticks usually rate between 75 and 110, intermediate stick between 60 and 70, junior sticks between 50 and 52, and youth sticks between 35 and 45.
A hockey stick's flex is shown on the shaft of the stick, usually at the top. A stick with more flex has a lower number, ranging from 80 (most flex) to 110 (least flex). The most flexible stick will have an 80 Flex.
The composite stick is the newest innovation in hockey stick technology advancement. They have a higher flex rating and are lighter in weight compared to wood and/or aluminum sticks.
the stiffness of the stick when u flex it
the more flex the faster the shot
about a 40 flex is maximum for a junior stick ---------------------------------------- The biggest flex a hockey stick can have, and I'm assuming you mean the largest number, is a 115 to 120 (depending on the manufacturer). A 120 flex is fairly difficult to find and most are only available in Europe. For the most part, the highest flex available in the USA is a 110. In case there was any question, the higher the number in the flex rating, the stiffer the stick. Here is a listing of average flex ratings for each size stick: Youth - 35 to 40 flex Junior - 50 flex Intermediate - 60 to 70 flex Senior - 75 to 110
Graphite sticks are much lighter and they can flex much more.
He starts with an 80 flex but he cuts 5-6 inches off of it.
The regular flex is a stiffer flex than the mid flex. A regular flex is comparable to an 85 flex. The mid flex is closer to a 75 flex.
sticks will be stiffer
Flex is a measure of how bendable the stick is, the flex has nothing to do with left of right handedness. For high school players the standard flex is 85, with some of the stronger players using 100 flex. You want a flex that is going to allow you to get as much snap as possible when you shoot. The lower the flex, the easier the stick bends.
The lower the number, the more flexible the stick is. The higher the number, the stiffer the stick is. Defenceman usually prefer stiffer sticks (high numbers) because they usually take hard slapshots from the ble line, while forwards have more flex (lower number). It's all about personal preference.
to make a stick stiffer you could cut the stick down as much as needed or you can move up in flex... just remember that you don't need to have the stiffest stick on the team. Most NHL player uses an 85 flex and usually cut the stick to make it a 90 95 flex stick. Also you can a wood knob at the end. I use an 85 flex and cut the stick about 2 1/2 inches to make it about a 95 flex...
Nope, only gives you a harder shot
I'm pretty sure p88 is Patrick Kane's particular curve on his sticks, and 57 flex means how much the stick bends.
Forces bend flex.
The materials a hockey stick is made of are naturally springy or flexible. Each one ranges from quite firm and stiff to very giving in nature. The combination they are in, and how they are put together, controls how flexible a stick will be and where it wil bend to any amount. For field hockey sticks, the permanent bend is often built in as part of the molding and manufacture process; this bow can increase with age, and different bows are used in different sticks. The oldest of bowed sticks were originally straight, but gained a bow through age and exposure (the weather and conditions would warp the wood).
That's a little like asking "how tall is a blue house"? Since most Intermediate sticks stop at a flex of 67 (Bauer) one could assume a stick with a flex of 77 is a Senior stick. Most Senior sticks are 60 inches long.