About a month ago I met with the guys from Colt Hockey to take a look at the new Colt Hockey stick. This is the stick that has been dubbed “unbreakable” (more on the later) so naturally I was very interested in doing a review! I drove to their factory in Toronto with a handful of questions and the feeling I’m sure would be similar to a kid going to a candy factory. All my questions were answered honestly, and I left with one brand new Colt Stick. I will be using this stick in nearly every video from here on out, so stay tuned for updates on it’s performance and durability.
In case you haven’t heard about the Colt Stick
Why is it so special? – It’s a one piece composite stick, with a twist. The bottom half of the stick is dipped in nano-steel – very light, yet very strong metal – which should make this stick very, very durable.
Is the Colt Stick heavy? – In relation to other sticks it’s somewhere in the middle. Their website boasts a weight of 465 grams, however on my kitchen scale at home it weighed in at 495. Most top end sticks weigh in at under 475, which puts the Colt stick in the same category as sticks in the $150-$200 price point. Colt is working to deliver a sub 460 gram stick.
What is the Balance like on the Colt? - This was a big concern to me, I thought that with the metal coating it would mess with the balance of the stick. What Colt has done is used less composite material for the bottom of the stick, and used it to reinforce the top portion, then when it is dipped the stick is balanced. I tested it at home and it has the same balance point as the Graf I used to use.
Will the Colt Hockey Stick Break?
Yes it will, it is not “unbreakable” and for good reason, that would not be safe, however it is designed to be much more durable than any other stick on the market. Check out my two reviews below for more information.
Some Detailed Info about the Colt
In this video I pass on some information I got while visiting the guys at the factory.
On Ice Colt Stick Review
In this review of the Colt stick I test out the stick on the ice and give you my overall opinion of it. I have some cool slow-mo shots and comparisons
Where to Buy the Colt
Right now it’s only available on the Colt Hockey website. If you use coupon code: HOWTOHOCKEY you will save $10!
My Overall Thoughts on the Colt Stick
Overall I liked the stick, and it will actually change the way I play now. I’m pretty frugal and usually spend less than $100 on a stick, even then I don’t like breaking them. Normally I like to get in front of the net and cause trouble, however the other team does not like this and I get too many hacks to my stick, so being frugal I tend to float around the perimeter. I can’t afford having some tool chop my stick in half! Well, that’s going to change. I’m going to try to get these guys to slash my stick, and then laugh when theirs explodes!
Colt Hockey Stick Specs and my opinion on the feel
Performance – The performance of the stick is good, but not outstanding. I would relate it to the feel of a mid-level stick.
Flex – I got the 75 flex stick, and I’m glad I did. On the ice it felt more like an 85. Testing with slow-mo revealed similar flex to my 85 flex stick, so if you like a really whippy stick you might have to wait until the next gen Colt.
Weight – The weight of my stick was 495 grams. It’s light, but obviously not the lightest on the market.
Curve – I got the Sakic style curve and liked it, my accuracy and shots were spot on.
Balance – The balance of the stick was great, mentally you expect the stick to be blade heavy, however with my tests it was the same balance as my regular sticks
Durability – While this is something I can only test with time, this is where the Colt should be leaps and bounds ahead of every other stick. I will report back later.
Price – The Colt is not cheap, but also not the most expensive twig on the market. It currently retails for $269 but with Colt Hockey coupon code HOWTOHOCKEY you will save $10
Recommendations – I would recommend the stick to guys who take a lot of slashes, like to play in the corners and in front of the net, and want a stick that will last.Tweet Follow @howtohockey
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