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Hockey Stick Height
While standing upright with the stick in front of your body (the blade touching the ground), the stick should be positioned between your chin and nose. When wearing skates, the stick should align with your chin. Hockey sticks come in specific lengths, so not every player can simply grab a stick off the shelf and expect a perfect fit. In such cases, the stick may need to be cut or extended using an extension. Shortening the stick will increase its stiffness, while adding an extension will reduce its stiffness. Most composite hockey sticks will have markings indicating how the flex rating changes after cutting the stick.
Hockey Stick Flex
A lower flex rating means the stick is softer and easier to bend, while a higher flex rating means the stick is stiffer and requires more force to bend.