When I first saw a Grays GX CE Junior hockey stick, what stood out was the awesome bow in the shaft of the stick. The specification reads (and I’m sure it’s right) that the Grays GXCE Junior stick has a subtle 22mm curve, high up in the stick.
Seeing it in the hands of a 9 year old though, the curve looks very professional and you can definitely tell it is there.
We think it’s really important for kids to get used to hockey sticks with bows as early as possible. This Grays GX CE Junior hockey stick is a great way of doing that, even for the smallest children.
If you’ve never bought Grays before, what can you expect from the GX CE
I’ll be surprised if you are a parent buying for your kid and haven’t played with a Grays stick before. If you are an older Junior considering Grays for the first time, here’s a little of what you can expect from the Junior GX CE model.
Strong, solid, sturdy are 3 words that really describe Grays sticks right across the board, and the Junior GX CE lives up to stand expectations.
To be honest, when I got hold of this Junior Grays GX CE hockey stick I thought it might be a little too heavy for an 7 year old. It’s not so much that the Grays GX CE Junior stick is heavy, just healthy.
Obviously as a Junior hockey stick it’s not a huge carbon content stick but the Grays GX CE makes up for the power loss of fibre glass with a very solid construction. 6 months in I’ve noticed it has certainly improved the power of passing from some of the kids who have them in my group.
What ages kids can have the Grays GX CE Junior stick?
Benefiting from being a big hockey brand, Grays are able to offer the GX CE Junior hockey stick in 1 inch size increments from 28inches up. Which is awesome really, it gives children hockey players the option to get exactly the right size hockey stick.
Because of the range of sizes you can buy the Grays GX CE Junior hockey stick, kids from 6 years old, right through to teenagers could play with the Grays GXCE Junior hockey stick.
Definitely consider the Junior GX CE hockey stick for kids of 7, 8, 9 & 10. Dependent on how much experience the kids have (and their height of course), it would be worth considering higher carbon fibre hockey sticks for Juniors in U12’s and up.
Summary review of the Grays GX CE Junior hockey stick
For me I would say the Grays GX CE Junior hockey stick is one of the best buys for kids in U10. The bow is perfect, enough for them to notice it and adjust their game to playing with a curve, subtle enough not to totally distract them.
For older kids, the Grays Junior GX CE is a great option for newer players, those who defend more often than attack and for kids who go through 2 sticks a season (it’s pretty good value at under £50).
The designs are super cool looking and you get a lot of stick for your money.