Much like when the curved blade was introduced over 50-years ago, the curve in the shaft allows the player to maintain puck contact longer than with a traditional stick, benefitting the player in several ways:
Players can apply force to the puck for a longer period of time and engage the larger muscles in their body resulting in a harder shot.
The ability to maintain contact with the puck for a longer period of time gives the player longer control for a more accurate shot.
The Dual-Axis provides players the ability to create more torque in a shorter period of time resulting in a faster release.
Our designer has more than 20 years of experience in hockey stick design and blade development and is credited with a number of hockey stick patents. He has designed the Elevate XL27 to meet the standard of todays top players.
Elevate sticks are manufactured by a global leader with over 40 years experience in carbon fiber technology. Our Product Developer has worked with this manufacturer and many others to perfect quality composite stick designs.
As part of the development process Elevate Hockey has conducted over 80 independent trials with elite players at the high school, junior, college and professional levels. Players ranked the XL27 better across all major categories with over 90% preferring it to the stick they are playing today.
Wrist shot comes off really nice, snap shot was effortless. Just lean into the slap shot and let it rip. Accuracy is great! I like it better than my CCM Super Tacks.
— T. Rollwagon - Shattuck St. Mary HS
Shooting accuracy is amazing. It's a great stick. I like the way the stick feels and how it handles the puck.
— N. Norman - Shattuck St. Mary HS
I had very powerful shots that all found their way under the bar. Every one of my shots had a lot of velocity and most of them were the ideal bar down shot every kid hopes for.
— M. Nehls - Augsburg College