How to Select Kickpoint
Posted: May 23, 2022
Categories: Hockey Gear Guides
In short, the kickpoint of a hockey stick can be defined as where the hockey stick flexes the most.
Most major brands (such as CCM, Bauer, True, and Warrior) all have at least two or three different “families” of kickpoints. They are:
- Low Kick: Stick flexes at the bottom third of the shaft. A great option for players wanting to get the puck off their blade as quickly as possible. Quick snapshots and wristshots up close to the goalie. Examples include the Bauer Flylife, CCM Trigger, True AX9, and Warrior QRE.
- Mid Kick: Stick flexes at the middle of the shaft. A great option for players wanting to achieve maximum power, usually by powerful slapshots. Great for defensemen or players with heavy shots. Examples include the Bauer Supreme, CCM Super Tacks, and Warrior Alpha DX.
- Hybrid/Customized Kick: Flexes where the bottom hand is during loading and shooting. This is a great option that offers both good quickness and power in the shots, for great versatility. Players of any position can utilize a stick like this. The CCM Jetspeed is the only stick with this option!
Finding the “right” stick kickpoint is all a matter of preference and can take some time to determine which one works best for you. The position you play, the shot type you take the most, and upper body strength will all factor in to which one you go with.
Stop into your local MonkeySports store where you can try out a wide variety of different options in our shooting rooms!
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This article was originally published on March 13, 2020, and has been updated with new information.