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# What are the physical properties of a wood hockey stick?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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1. Composite sticks tend to flex more, creating a whip effect and causing the puck to travel at higher velocities

2.Composite sticks are made of a combination of materials, frequently a fiberglass or carbon fiber shaft with a wood blade.

3. Composite sticks are weaker and break more frequently during play than wood sticks do.

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Let's cut to the chase and make some bullet statements starting with the dynamics of the puck and the stick. A puck/ball has mass. So does the stick. Either may be moving with a some velocity at impact, and either may or may not be accelerating. The stick may impart force to the puck, and the puck/ball to the stick. But there are complexities because of the "angle" of the contact. And the puck/ball may be spinning (rotating on its vertical axis), wobbling, or have some other complex motion. The stick flexes a bit, while the puck/ball deforms slightly. This will allow the puck/ball to "linger" on the point of contact with the stick. Energy exchange takes place, and the puck/ball leaves the stick with some velocity. The fluid we call air is all around the players, the sticks and the puck/ball. The mechanics of the issue can be remarkably complex, as you might guess. Analysis can be as simple or as complex as the experiment the observer conducts to discover the physics of the hockey stick, which is a lever. The head of the stick acts as a lever with the shaft, and the shaft is a lever operated by the player. The head of the stick applies torque to the shaft, and this will deform the head when it impacts the puck. It will also apply leverage to the hands of the player using the stick. Think it through and see if you can visualize the dynamics. Draw a simple diagram to dig deep. You should be able to account for all the actions of the stick from a thoughtfully prepared diagram.

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A Baseball bat having a barrel portion and a handle portion comprised of an aluminum alloy having on its surface a heat treated metallic alloy plating selected from the group consisting of nickel-phosphorus and nickel-boron, said metallic plating having been heat treated at a temperature sufficient to cause said plating to have a Vickers hardness in excess of about 550.

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