STATIC AND DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPOSITE ONE·PIECE HOCKEY STICKS

  • Etienne Simard
  • Eric Roy
  • Genevieve Martin
  • Hugo Cantin
  • Rene Therrien
Keywords: ice hockey, stick, equipment evaluation, composite

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the differE:nces in slatic and dynamic characteristics of one-piece composite hockey sticks of different brands and models. Earlier studies had only evaluated two-pieces sticks of different materials. Even if some static results present many similarities with those disclosed by earlier researchers, torsion tests have demonstrated one-piece composite sticks to be much more torsion resistant than two-pieces and wooden sticks. Furthermore, dynamic evaluations have disclosed very interesting puck-blade interactions, including multiple puck-blade impacts in actual slap shot situations.
Published
2008-04-21
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation