Are you like me and fed up with paying $200 for a hockey stick and having it break after only a few weeks? One of my sons plays college hockey and the other plays 18AAA. So far this season I have purchased 9 composite/one piece sticks! I know I’m the fool for continuing to purchase a product that lasts four or five weeks at the most. Twice this year the stick company replaced the stick because it broke within the first 30 days. Twice the stick broke between the 30 day and 45 day mark and three times the stick broke within 60 days!
I coach two high level teams and every game I will see two or three broken sticks and each time my first thought is “I bet there’s a parent in the crowd thinking, there goes another $200”.
I can only say that if any other business sold a $200 product that lasted on average 45 days, they would be out of business pretty quickly. So why do we continue to buy these products? I know I am living proof that the marketing of these items is what is selling them. My sons believe they play better with the latest one piece hockey stick, but is that really true. Do these sticks really improve a players game significantly enough to pay so much for a stick? I see mite and squirt players playing with sawed off composite sticks that cost $150. Have we all gone mad!
I would like to hear some of your stories about these sticks. My plan is to try and get enough people involved to see if we can change the warranty from these manufacturers to 60 or 90 days.