Why Composite Ringette Sticks?
Since its creation in 1963, ringette was played by most players using wood sticks. Historically, wood was also used in many other sports equipment: tennis racquets, golf clubs, skis, etc. Technical progress in these sports and use of new materials made it possible to drastically improve the performance and durability of these equipment.
Ringette players can now benefit from the same enhanced performance. Composite sticks are the next step in ringette evolution, but let’s see why and how composite sticks can improve your game.
Wood is a natural and living material. Each tree is different and depending on the age of the tree, the type of tree or the moisture content, means that wood and wooden ringette sticks can vary a lot in stiffness and weight.
Composite ringette sticks are made of precisely positioned layers of composite fibres. The orientation of each fibre and the number of layers will precisely define the weight and stiffness of the stick.
This precise way of making sticks means that all sticks of a certain type, let’s say a 50 flex in a specific model, will all be the same. All these sticks will have the same stiffness and be very similar in weight.
On the other side, because wood is highly variable, it means that wood sticks are also highly variable. The same type of wood stick can have unstable stiffness and vary in weight greatly.
Also, it is important to say that the properties of composite sticks do not vary over time. But the properties of wood sticks will change as the stick gets older, when the wood gets dryer on warmer days or when the wood absorbs water. This can change the stiffness of the stick and severely effect the precision of passes and shots.
Tribe sticks are offered in different flexes and length. Using the Tribe fit chart any players can find the optimal stick fit for their weight, height and style.
With the optimal stick fit and the precise construction of Tribe sticks, players can amplify their natural skills and achieve higher performance.