Top 5 Ice Hockey Sticks For Beginners

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Introduction

Apart from your ice skates and perhaps helmet, the most important part of kit you'll use as a hockey player will be your stick. With so many brands on the market offering different models and technologies, however,  choosing the stick best suited to your game can be a daunting task, especially as a beginner.

Here's our rundown of what we consider to be the best hockey sticks on the market for beginners, based on customer feedback and our own on-ice use.  These sticks all offer quality performance, durability and value for money.

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Graf Supra G5 / £39.99

A composite stick for under £40 means it's no surprise that this has been our bestselling stick over the past 18 months. The G5 is brilliantly balanced and offers the same performance of sticks double the price. Coupled with a sleek design, the G5 has been a hit with beginners and seasoned hockey players alike.
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Warrior Dynasty AX5 LT / £66.99

If you're after a durable stick that can stand up to everything the game has to throw at it, look no further than Warrior's Dynasty AX5 LT.  A D-Lite blade core with X-Weave outer makes puck control a breeze, with a Precision Taper and Axy-Sym shaft offering a mean wrist shot. 
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CCM RBZ 40 / £61.99

CCM have teamed up with golf manufacturer, TaylorMade,  to make one of the nicest looking sticks on the market. The RBZ 40 offers a trampoline-like effect in the shaft and blade, making it ideal for forwards (and defenders) looking for increased shot velocity and power.
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Bauer Vapor X70 / £69.99

Bauer's Vapor range has always put a premium on lightweight products. That said, you pay a little more for less weight with the X70. Thanks to a low kick point at the bottom of the shaft, this stick offers a quick release, perfect for those who like to take speedy snap shots on net.
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CCM Ultimate ABS / £25.95

Whilst not as light as the other sticks in our list due to the fact that it is wooden, the CCM Ultimate offers great value for money. Its multi-laminate shaft construction and ABS (a common thermoplastic) blade makes for an extremely durable stick, suitable for use on various hockey surfaces.
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