The DURATECH™ carbon composite shaft, featuring concave sidewalls, will be able to ensure improved handling. The stick's mid-kick point will enable enhanced ball control as well as increase wrist shot accuracy.
The shaft has an unusual form.
Mylec MK5 Stick is tough on the inside and outside. Owing to the foam core blade with ABS inserts on the bottom, this stick can handle ice and the streets alike, while the strategic composite integrations inside the blade will be able to minimize cracks from hard shots/passes.
DURATECH™ carbon composite shaft with concave sidewalls, foam core blade with added ABS insert on the bottom
Limited one-time replacement for breakage (for a period of 30 days from the date of purchase)
The stick's multi-ply construction lets you rotate wrist shots and clappers without breaking or splintering. With its balanced weight distribution and an already lightweight profile, the model will be able to improve ball handling and full-court passing.
The stickers peel off.
Franklin Sports Ambush offers strength without compromising flexibility. With its light bend coming from high-impact ABS plastic, the stiff blade will enable improved curving without breaking down during the first few seasons.
46", 52", 58"
One-piece fiberglass laminated construction, multi-ply high-density poplar/birch wood shaft, durable ABS/stiff fiber laminate blade
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The Air-Flo™ profile, minimizing drag and decreasing air resistance, will require less input than standard mid/open blades. Since the blade's replaceable, you'll waste less money down the line replacing the blade with the first cracking signs but not the entire stick.
The stick leaves slivers all over hands.
Mylec Eclipse Jet Flo Stick will be able to accommodate driveway games and casual street hockey sessions. This is an excellent beginners stick that will help kids learn the basics and launch tough shots with relative ease.
43", 48", 53"
2-piece design (with 2 screws for a secure fit), solid wood shaft, plastic Air-Flo™ blade with fiberglass reinforcement
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The Puregrip™ shaft, improving its underside's ergonomics, provides an increased surface area that maximizes contact between the hand and the stick. The sand grit application on the blade increases friction, making the puck more responsive.
The materials are not great with very low temperatures.
STX International Surgeon RX3 enables surgical precision, fitting not just enthusiasts but also pros. With its ultra-high-kick point, the model will prove perfect for clappers from the point or ripping one-timers from the top of the circle.
45", 52", 58", 60"
Puregrip™ shaft with PrecisionFlex™ II technology, silver streak resin injection, Pureblade™ with two types of carbon fiber
Ultra high-kick point
The toe/open blade curve makes picking the puck less challenging, meaning that long-distance passes and one-touch shots also become less challenging. The blade is stiff but has some flex to it as well, so you should have no problems scooping the biscuit.
The blade is thin, so it wears down quickly.
Frontier 5000 works on the ice and is fine with the streets. Between the anatomically correct 14-ply birch shaft and seamless shaft and blade integration, the stick provides an authentic feel that more sophisticated models cannot match.
Anatomically correct 14-ply birch shaft, industrial-grade ABS blade with fiberglass overlay
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Mylec Pro Senior Carbon Composite
Mylec MK5 Stick is the company's most impressive hockey stick yet. Its biggest standout feature is the DURATECH™ carbon composite shaft with concave sidewalls. Thanks to these concave sidewalls, the stick enables improved handling. Meanwhile, the composite integrations throughout the blade will be working hard towards minimizing cracks that usually come from hard shots and passes in the offensive zone. Back to the walls though, as much as we like the change, they also give this stick an unusual form, so it might feel awkward initially. Still, with time, you'll get used to the small change.
Franklin Sports Ambush Street
Strength Without Compromising Flexibility
Franklin Sports Ambush is made equally strong and flexible, which is not an easy feat to accomplish. To begin with, you have the multi-ply wood shaft that primarily relies upon high-density poplar and birch. With its multi-ply construction, the shaft will let you switch between wrist and slap shots without worrying about the stick breaking or splintering. But, before that, the stick starts with the one-piece fiberglass laminated construction, offering an authentic feel and improved long-term strength. Still, the blade is where it's at, with its high-impact ABS plastic profile that lets you curve with ease and lasts season after season.
Overall, between the balanced weight distribution and the model's lightweight design, you'll see noticeable improvements on the ball-handling and passing fronts, meaning that the stick will not be holding you down anymore.
We also like the stickers, with the cool Ambush logo plastered atop them. That being said, they will start peeling off within the first 2-3 seasons, which is unfortunate but not unexpected.
Long story short, Franklin Sports Ambush is an excellent street hockey stick with the lightest bend and a stiff blade that will let you rotate between snappy shots and hard passes.
Mylec Eclipse Jet Flo
Mylec Eclipse Jet Flo Stick is an intermediate stick aimed at casual driveway and street hockey games. This is not the stick that pros would use, this is the stick that will let you introduce kids to the great game that is hockey.
Due to the model's two-piece design (using two screws to make the fit more secure), the stick offers a different feel from traditional sticks, not quite as authentic but some might like it. What even these people will not like is the stick leaving slivers all over the player's hands.
On the upside, what even experienced players might appreciate is the plastic Air-Flo™ blade with fiberglass reinforcement. Thanks to its Air-Flo™ profile, the stick minimizes drag and resistance, so you can snap off tough shots with less effort than usual.
Plus, the fact that the blade is replaceable means you won't have to purchase a new stick when the first cracks start appearing. As you can imagine, replacement blades do not cost quite as much as an entire stick, which's great since this stick is already affordable in the first place.
So, again, if you want to make your kids fall in love with hockey the way you did, Mylec Eclipse Jet Flo Stick will not leave you disappointed.
STX International Surgeon RX3
STX International Surgeon RX3 is an awesome ice hockey stick that, despite the somewhat expensive price, easily earns its keep. First off, making the shaft's underside more ergonomic, the stick also increases the surface area so that the hand contact points are maximized and the overall control is improved as well.
Second, the upgraded PrecisionFlex™ tech on the lower section makes the flex peak more responsive. At the same time, increasing the upper portion's stiffness, the shaft is able to maximize load capacity when it is necessary. When you combine these changes, you have the Puregrip™ shaft that improves puck handling, while the blade's dual-flex profile accelerates puck release.
As much as these details contribute though, one would argue that the Silver Streak resin injection in the blade's base is even more important, providing a stable and durable structure. Having said that, these materials are not great with extremely low temperatures, so keep that in mind before you step on the ice.
Last but not least, the ultra-high-kick point that this stick adopts will be able to amplify the feel, making the model even more responsive. In closing, employing STX International Surgeon RX3, you'll be able to handle the biscuit with surgical precision.
Frontier 5000 Senior
Back to the Basics
Frontier 5000 goes back to the basics. With this senior hockey stick, you can play indoors as well as outdoors, on the ice as well as on the streets. Incorporating a toe/open blade curve, this stick lets you pick the puck with relative ease, making mid- and long-distance passes less difficult. Also, the blade curve will improve one-touch shot accuracy. On a less positive note, the blade is also made thin, meaning that the first cracks will start appearing pretty soon. That being said, adopting industrial-grade ABS with fiberglass overlay, this is also not the blade that will not survive the first few seasons.
But, circling back to where we've started, what sells this blade is the anatomically correct 14-ply birch shaft and that the shaft and the blade display seamless integration, providing that authentic feel that veteran players sometimes miss with more sophisticated hockey sticks. The last stop before wrapping this one up is that the curve is consistent throughout the blade, giving the stick a pretty decent flex.
All things considered, Frontier 5000 is a solid twig aimed at an intermediate skill level and seasoned players who dislike hocket sticks with unnecessary bells and whistles affecting the feel.
What Are Hockey Sticks?
You can play hocket almost anywhere but, without the right stick, even the most experienced players can struggle with the basics. But what's the difference between right and wrong sticks? Well, the stick should be sturdy and durable, that goes without saying. You should be able to pick up, scoop, handle, and release the puck without feeling like the stick is slowing you down or not responding the way you want. The contact point between you and the shaft should be maximized so that you have more control over the stick.
Of course, weight matters a great deal, both the overall weight and how it is distributed. What else matters? The blade curve will decide the release as well as the difficulty with which you can pick the puck up, so that's one thing. The second thing is the point, with mid-kick points increasing wrist shot accuracy and high-kick points facilitating slapping shots from the point as well as one-timers from the circle's top.