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 Post subject: HOCKEY STICK SIZES
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:32 am 
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Hi I would like to buy my son a hockey stick as a suprise for Xmas,he hopes to try out for the school team.He played at primary but we never saw the stick! :?

Could any one advise what size he would need he is 12 and is about 155cm I've seen sicka in JJB and Sports Direct would they be okay I only want to spend about £10
Thanks for the help :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:36 am 
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When we bought one a few months ago there were 2 ways to measure and they both required the child to be present!

I am sure that it could be done another way, but it involved either placing it next to foot and having it reach a certain height UP the body, or putting it in the arm pit and it reaching a certain position DOWN the leg.

That is all I remember! Ring a good sports shop and once you know which part of the body it should reach, you can then make an excuse to measure your child and do it that way.

Hope that makes a tiny bit of sense!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:15 pm 
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Ed's mum is right - measure from Hip to foot.

Otherwise approximate child height for junior sticks sizes are:-

4ft 7"-5ft = 34.5"
5ft -5ft 4" = 35.5"


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 Post subject: Re: HOCKEY STICK SIZES
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:17 pm 
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Pensby wrote:
Hi I would like to buy my son a hockey stick as a suprise for Xmas,he hopes to try out for the school team.He played at primary but we never saw the stick! :?

Could any one advise what size he would need he is 12 and is about 155cm I've seen sicka in JJB and Sports Direct would they be okay I only want to spend about £10
Thanks for the help :lol:
Pensby


Probably breaks forum rules but have a look at... http://www.milletsports.co.uk/productmore.php?pid=11967

I know this is above your budget but having a lightweight stick is a real joy. Cool colour too.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:28 pm 
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Thanks for the advise ,will probably stick to a cheaper one ,I guess if he joins a team we may need to invest in something better at a later date.

Will favourite suggested site thanks for the future ,thanks :lol:
Pensby


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:26 pm 
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My twopen'orth -

I bought a couple of cheap hockey sticks for my boys and because the shop only had 2 sizes (32" & 34") that is what they got!

10 year old approx 140-145cm tall got the longer one (being bigger!) but prefers to play with the shorter one if he has the choice. 7 year old approx 125cm tall has no trouble with 32" stick - he tried a shorter one at a coaching session but found it uncomfortable.

So I would suggest buying what you can afford (want to pay) and if he shows promise then invest in a properly sized one.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:28 pm 
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DS plays hockey competitively. He says measure from the top of the hip to the ground for a good approximation then tweak when you know what feels most comfortable for you. He was quite happy playing with whatever he could get his hands on when he first started, but his last stick was £65 and that was reduced a lot in the sale and is one of the cheapest on the team! He now knows exactly what type and make he wants and where to get it from. I think the last one took us out of boys' sizes and into full size ones - he is nearly 13 and 160cm tall. Apparently you can only expect the sticks to last a season or so! The sticks we used at school and lovingly (or not so lovingly in my case) preserved with linseed oil to last the whole school career are things of the past.

Hope he enjoys his hockey. DS is passionate about it - he learned early on that he was never going to be good enough to make the top football teams and chose a rather less popular sport where he has been able to shine a bit.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:49 am 
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Oh! I didn't know they came in different sises.(sed key not working) I was going to buy one for my son just because he liked the colour. Will wait now though and see if he takes to the sport (likely as he loves every other sport) before splashing out.


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