The Sports District - Our Story

The Sports District - Our Story

Elite Sport and The Hockey Pro Shop have come together to make one Super Store right in the heart of Hitchin! New name, new website, same good people. We are still locally run and owned, and we are still your local sport specialists. Find out more here!
Choosing Your Shape

Choosing Your Shape

Hockey sticks come in a variety of shape profiles (often referred to as bows, moulds or bends) and lay-ups (sometimes called compositions or constructions). While different brands use different terms to describe the various options in their ranges, the underlying principles have some commonality across the market....
THE WEIGHT AND BALANCE OF A STICK

THE WEIGHT AND BALANCE OF A STICK

There is a lot of science about weight and balance of an object and how that impacts distance or force.

Force = Mass x Acceleration

The weight and balance is all about how the stick feels for a player. Feel is the most important thing and that is why picking the right weight and balance for you is so important. Yes, a heavier stick will impact potential hitting power slightly, but a lighter stick is easier to move. You choose what is more important.

CHOOSING THE MODEL

CHOOSING THE MODEL

Stick companies offer so many sticks now, from the previous article you are now aware of how to understand the shapes of the stick, but what about the next question, “Which model do I pick?....."
THE STICK BUYER’S GUIDE

THE STICK BUYER’S GUIDE

In the stick buyer’s guide, we aim to break down the complexities of hockey sticks. Making it easier for you to decide which to buy....