Hockey Shafts & Replacement Blades

Learn About Hockey Shafts

Hockey shafts can be purchased without blades for players who like to customize their stick and blade beyond one-piece stick designs. They allow athletes to combine a hockey stick shaft with a blade not available in a one-piece stick. Senior hockey shafts come with the same flex options as one-piece stick options, letting adult hockey players find a senior hockey shaft with their favorite flex rating between 70 and 120. Ice hockey shafts are made with the same modern materials as sticks. A composite hockey shaft is generally composed of carbon fiber, keeping it ultra-lightweight and durable enough for normal hockey play.

While senior models are the most common, you can also find a junior or intermediate hockey shaft for younger players who wish to experiment with stick customization. Pro stock models may also be offered when availability allows. Most shafts fit standard blades from multiple manufacturers. Top-notch stick makers Warrior, Reebok, True, CCM, Monkeysports and Bauer produce a number of hockey stick shafts.

How do I know what flex shaft I need for hockey?

The general rule of thumb is to take half of your body weight and use that number as a starting point. However, there are a number of factors to keep in mind - arm strength, primary shot type, skill level, etc. Many players in the modern game are going with a lower flex (10-20 less than half their body weight) for a "whippier" feel. For more information, check out our complete Hockey Stick Guide.

What flex do NHL players use?

The vast majority of NHL players use stick flexes between 75 and 100. However, there are a few outliers - Johnny Gaudreau 65 flex, Shea Weber 110 flex

What are the shaft options for hockey sticks?

All hockey sticks are either a one-piece build or a two-piece build, meaning the shaft and blade are separate. Before one-piece sticks became popular in the early 2000's, two-piece sticks were the only option. That said, as of today, all players in the NHL use one-piece sticks offered by major brands like Bauer, CCM, True, and Warrior.

What is a tapered hockey shaft?

Tapered hockey shafts get narrower towards the bottom of the shaft where the blade goes. This design allows for a low kickpoint, which is preferred by players who mainly take quick snapshots.

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