Wood vs. Composite Hockey Sticks...that's the question.
Composite hockey sticks are the #1 choice of hockey players at all levels of play because they are lighter and far more powerful than traditional wood hockey sticks. Some hockey players still prefer the feel of wood sticks, but with the advances made over the last couple of decades, there aren't very many arguments left to be made when discussing a wood vs. composite hockey stick.

Shopping for a Hockey stick? Perani's Hockey World has partnered with top manufacturers such as Bauer, CCM, Warrior, and others to make the process much easier. A refined manufacturing process allows vendors to produce hockey sticks, shafts, and blades at a lower cost and sell them at more affordable prices. With a wide variety of sticks to choose from, whether you're a beginner or an elite level hockey player, there are many available that will not only fit your budget, but also give you a considerable performance boost.

There are many benefits to using one piece composite sticks vs. wood sticks, like the lightweight materials used during construction, consistent feel and performance of the shaft and blade, flex profiles specifically designed to fit your playing style and the ability to shoot the puck with great power and precision.

A Few Tips:
1. Choose your age group: Senior (14+), Intermediate (12-14), Junior (9-12) or Youth (8 and under).
2. Decide on a price range for your new stick.
3. Compare the specs and features of a few sticks, such as the weight, materials and technology, to see how the features stack up side by side.
4. Once you've picked a stick, go to the product page and click on the Blade Chart tab to compare the curve options.
5. Figure out which flex works best for you. A good rule of thumb is to pick a flex number that is close to half of your weight in pounds. For example, if you weigh 170 pounds, an 85 flex stick would probably be a good choice.
6. Pick your hockey stick options on the product page and add the stick to the cart.

If you still have questions or reservations, feel free to check out our Hockey Stick Buying Guide for advice. Oh, and while you're here, don't forget to grab some hockey tape and stick wax!