STATIC AND DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPOSITE ONE·PIECE HOCKEY STICKS
Keywords: ice hockey, stick, equipment evaluation, composite
AbstractThe 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.
Equipment / Instrumentation
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