Adidas make a small section of their hockey sticks at the right size for Junior hockey players. 2017 sees quite a small cross section of the adidas hockey stick range available for children, though the sticks that are available are of good quality.
Kids should feel confident on the hockey pitch and having a stick they enjoy playing with is important. This is where many kids, especially as they go in to their teens will want to choose adidas, one of the world’s most recognisable sports brands.
Other than the buzz of the adidas brand, I’m actually a little disappointed to review that the adidas hockey stick range for the 2017 to 2018 season is small, and, not particularly inspiring in terms of specifications.
Outdoor Junior adidas hockey sticks for 2017
There are only officially two adidas hockey sticks for kids in 2017. Each of them are available in sizes 28, 30, 32, 34 and 35 inches and will suit children from 6 years upwards.
The difference between the two adidas junior hockey sticks of 2017 is limited purely to the shape of the shaft, so doesn’t offer much choice for progressing children.
Firstly, let’s review the 2017 adidas DF24 Compo 6 junior hockey stick. This is a good looking green kid’s hockey stick with red writing. The best thing about this stick is that it has the Xtreme24 shape shaft.
This adidas DF24 Compo 6 junior hockey stick is a low bow, which will be good for children to start to get to grips with sticks that have a bow, this is common on all adult sticks and offers the opportunity to develop skills in lifting the ball.
Also, available to review in the 2017 kids range from adidas is the LX24 Compo 6 junior hockey stick. A pretty cool looking blue stick with striking red writing and adidas’s 3 stripes.
The adidas LX24 Compo 6 junior hockey stick is a slightly higher, more subtle bow shaft. This will suit a kid starting to get in to hockey sticks with a bow.
Carbon content of adidas kids hockey sticks
Both the children size adidas hockey sticks to review in 2017 are the same material specification. I notice on the adidas website that it suggests the DF24 has a higher carbon content than it actually does.
These adidas kids Compo 6 hockey sticks are 95% Fibreglass, they have ZERO carbon in the material composition.
This is not a massive problem, in my opinion though they suit younger or less regular playing kids and there are better choice junior hockey sticks for progressing young players.
adidas also have 3 wooden stick options for kids. The adidas KR King & Queen hockey sticks are both the same with different designs. The adidas TX24 Core 7 Junior hockey stick has a slight bow.
If you are looking for a decent wooden junior hockey stick (best suited to less regular players, or those just starting out, or even as a practice stick you don’t mind getting a little beaten up on hard surfaces) then these are good options.
Would I buy a junior adidas hockey stick for my kids in 2017?
Like many of us, I’d buy anything for the children if they really really wanted it. However the 2017 range of adidas junior hockey sticks would only be a choice of mine for my youngest 6 years old).
The lack of carbon to help the eldest get used to the feel of a more grown up stick would put me in to negotiation mode with her (10 years old), trying to persuade her to consider other options.
It is great that both models of adidas 2017 junior hockey sticks have a bow, and are a good choice if that is what the child needs to experience for the first time.
I might also buy a adidas wooden stick for indoor hockey and practice, for the brand they are quite good value.
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