MomMomOnTheGo and family area a hockey family. I grew up watching hockey with my mom, I played hockey, my better half plays hockey, and my Little One plays hockey. We love checking out and testing hockey products. The latest hockey product that my Little One put to the test was the Raven Hockey Ninja Flex 40 stick.
Raven Hockey sticks run from Flex 20 to Flex 50 and has two curve choices: C19 and C88. There are also the regular Raven Hockey Flex 20 o 50 hockey sticks and the limited edition Ninja line. You can identify whether your Raven Hockey stick is a Limited Edition Ninja line by the ninja stars located on the hockey stick. Since we reviewed the Flex 40 line, here is the side by side photos of the regular and limited edition Flex 40 sticks….
The FLEX40 is a full length Junior stick (56″) with a lower flex rating which is more appropriate for most kids that need a stick this long. If you are 80-100 lbs and looking to control a hard pass on the rush while also being able to raise the puck top shelf, the FLEX40 is for you.
The FLEX40 is the only stick in hockey with a flex low enough to correctly fit players who weigh less than 100 pounds. All this with a 60-day warranty. Also available in Limited Edition Ninja Model.
Shaft: Matte Grip, Blade: 3K Carbon
The Raven Hockey Flex 40 is the perfect flex and fit for my little hockey player. She already has a great shot, but I did notice that she could actually flex her Raven Hockey Ninja stick while shooting. She had not been able to get other brands of sticks flexing with her shot because they were all too stiff for her. I had just not been able to find a good stick that was meant for a young player until we discovered Raven Hockey sticks.
Raven Hockey has really designed a lineup of sticks with young players in mind. The first thing you do is check out the lineup of the sticks and see which is rated for your player’s height and weight. All you have to do is refer to the Raven Hockey stick chart to determine which stick or sticks are an option for your player. You might find your player right on the borderline so you will need to determine which side of the border and thus which stick you will go with.
The sticks are color-coded to match the sizing chart, so once you know what color zone you fall into, you are looking for that color of Raven Hockey stick. All the Raven Hockey sticks are solid black with the markings on the sticks in the color that reflects their flex. So the Flex 20 is green, Flex 30 is orange, Flex 40 is red, and Flex 50 is yellow.
Once you know your flex, you need to decide between the two blade options: C19 or C88. We chose the C88 for our Raven Hockey Flex 40 stick.
How do you decide on the curve you want? Well, Raven Hockey explains their two curves to make it easier for you…
The C19 is commonly known as the Backstrom curve, and the C88 is known as Kane.
The differences are easy to explain.
The C88 is a curve. A super popular curve.
The C19 is a curve, with an open face (or upshoot).
The Raven Hockey stick itself is extremely well made. I know how valuable the sticks are both in price and as a tool on the ice, so I was worried about it chipping or cracking like all my Little One’s other sticks always do. I am so happy to report that after over a month of full-time hockey use in practices and games, the Raven Hockey stick is really standing up. The stick has a texture to the most vulnerable areas that appear to me to give it that durability to make it last.
My Little One loves, loves, loves her Raven Hockey Flex 40 Ninja stick. She uses nothing else now. I love seeing her play hockey, smiling, and being so proud of her ability to flex her stick. Her Raven Hockey Flex 40 Ninja stick has increased her confidence in shooting and is making her even more proud of herself which in turn is having her enjoy her hockey even more. I just love to see the smiles after the shots and flex of the stick….that look over to me that says, hey mom, did you see that? 🙂
I have always focused on getting my Little One great gear so she was always protected, and we always tried to get her good sticks too. I never knew the difference until Raven Hockey sticks entered our household and now I truly see what putting an amazing, well-fitted, well-suited, tool like a Raven Hockey stick can do for a young player’s enjoyment of the game. I love it.
If you are a coach, manager, or association looking to gear up one or more of your teams with Raven Hockey sticks, then check out the Team Sales page.
If you have a young hockey player, I recommend checking out the lineup of Raven Hockey sticks. You can find out everything you need to know, by visiting Raven Hockey here….
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies, products, or services that she loves.
Photo Credits given within review.