My Little One, who admittedly is not so little anymore, has been using a Raven Hockey Stick for a number of years now. She has been using a Raven Hockey Edge and a Raven Hockey Ninja Flex 40. She prefers the Ninja Flex 40 over her Edge Flex 40 as the Ninja is lighter than the Edge
When I did the reveal to my daughter of her newest Raven Hockey stick she was excited. Right away she asked if it was a Ninja stick as she is in love with the Raven Hockey Ninja line of sticks. I teased her and said no…it is not a Ninja, it is a Ninja III. Her eyes lit up. She has let me know she notices how light the Ninja III is and that it is a great feeling stick. She lets her shots rip with her Ninja III.
The Raven line of hockey sticks come in the Edge and Ninja III models with a choice of the C19 or the C88 blade. My daughter likes and uses the C88 blade.
The difference between the Edge and Ninja III sticks are as follows…
EDGE: Shaft – 3k Carbon, Finish – Matte Grip, Blade – 25x Carbon
Ninja III: Shaft – 25x Carbon, Finish – Matte Grip, Blade – 25x Carbon
The Ninja III is a lighter stick than the Edge and anything else on the market these days and that is because the carbon material has been upgraded in the Ninja 3 to a 25X Blackmond Ultra, lightweight, and thin performance carbon which makes the stick lighter. The Ninja III is 10 grams lighter than the Edge.
The next choice is determined by the size of the player… Flex 20, Flex 30, Flex 40, or Flex 50. The smaller you player, the lower the flex you would pick. Details on which stick is right for your player can be found on the Official Raven Hockey website.
Check out Raven Hockey and their sticks when they made their pitch on the Dragon’s Den.
Here is my Little Raven Hockey Player just before game time sporting her Raven Hockey Hat and holding her Raven Hockey Stick.
One thing that I love to see is my little hockey player able to flex her stick which we caught the other night. Here is a shot showing a little flex happening right before she scored.
Here is another shot of my Little One getting her second goal of the game the other night…take a look over the goalies right shoulder and you can see the puck going in. 🙂
Once my daughter started playing with a Raven Hockey Stick we never went back. It is a stick made for kids in mind…great flex, great length, great shaft size, and great blade size.
You can find Raven Hockey Sticks at a number of local hockey stores and hockey retailers. To find a retailer near you, check out their retailer look up on their website.
My daughter is in love with her Raven Hockey stick. I love that they help her performance and the sticks seem to be indestructible. Raven Hockey sticks really last. My daughter outgrows her Raven Hockey sticks and with other sticks, my daughter was breaking them. Her non-Raven Hockey sticks would get cracked, chipped and well we just needed to keep replacing sticks all the time.
For us Raven Hockey sticks mean quality. All Raven sticks are designed and built in North America with the sticks built by hand in Mexico. Yes, you read that correctly, they are built by hand. No wonder the quality is supreme.
If you have a hockey playing son or daughter, I recommend checking out the lineup of Raven Hockey sticks and other products.
To find out more, you can visit Raven Hockey by visiting them here…
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies, products, and services that she loves.
I bought three of these sticks for my eight and ten year-old kids. The U11 is a goalie, so his gets occasional recreational use and has not had an issue. The U9 broke his first stick after three months of pretty typical use. The stick was in great shape and he only weighs 60 lbs. It broke low on the shaft without warning as he was leaning on it while taking a knee down. At that point he started playing with the second one I had bought him for future use at the same time. That stick snapped in a similar location after only a handful of icetimes, at which point the stick looked like new. My son plays hard but takes care of his equipment. Raven offered to replace the first one at cost (out of warranty period), but that is more than half of MSRP, and too steep a price for a stick that I fear will simply fail again.
Multiple kids on my older son’s U11 team have broken multiple Raven Ninja III 30 flex sticks this year. It seems like there is a quality/reliability problem with these sticks. Everyone has since switched to different brands, and I can’t recommend these stick to anyone based on our experience.
Thank you for your comments. I am surprised by your experience. We have never had a Raven stick break on us and we used them for years. We are not out of the Raven sticks as my daughter has outgrown them.