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A Better Hockey Stick

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

It’s a nightly occurrence: A prime scoring chance is lost when a player winds up for a shot only to have his stick shatter like a toothpick on contact.

That’s a tough moment for NHL stars. A game may turn on that blown opportunity. But it’s even tougher on the beer leaguer who has to explain to his wife why he needs a couple hundred bucks to replace his twig a couple of times each season.

Today’s composite sticks have their advantages, but there’s clearly a demand for one that can be relied on. And now one might be just around the corner.

A Canadian company called Colt Hockey believes that it has come up with that next-gen stick by using nano-technology to create a more durable shaft. But this new process doesn’t come cheap, so they need $75,000 to expand production. And they’re hoping the crowdfunding website Kickstarter will help make that happen.


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Hank1974's avatar

I have an even better idea…. WOOD!
Go back to wood sticks. Not only will sticks stop imploding when taking a pass, but it’ll also negate the goalies bogus excuse of needing slimmer upper-body protection.
Done and done! wink

Posted by Hank1974 on 09/10/13 at 02:29 PM ET

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