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.
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 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.
the stiffness of the stick when u flex it
the more flex the faster the shot
Graphite sticks are much lighter and they can flex much more.
Yes. Typically a flex greater than 100 means a very rigid stick.
sticks will be stiffer
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.
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.
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.
Nope, only gives you a harder shot
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...
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
I'm pretty sure p88 is Patrick Kane's particular curve on his sticks, and 57 flex means how much the stick bends.
me and my friend gib did one last year. we did how hockey stick flex affects a shooter accuracy!!! LOL
This depends on the flex rating/capability of the stick shaft, the strength of the stick blade and the power of the player shooting the puck.
The Nike Bauer sticks have good flex for slapshots and ristshots.
No- the higher the flex number, the stiffer the stick is. Depending on the maker (Bauer, Easton, reebok) the numbers will vary but still follow the higher the number the stiffer the shaft is.
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.
It really doesn't make a difference (except that wood sticks tend to be heavier and you also get more flex in a composite stick). It is mostly your preference.
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.
probaly a supreme total one-67 flex-Patrick Kane curve