10 23 2017

Batons De Hockey Baker’s N43 Hockey Stick Review

Batons De Hockey Baker’s N43 Hockey Stick Review

 

There is nothing worse than breaking your expensive one piece stick. I am almost certain that it has happened to you because it always happens to me! And the worse part is that you don’t want to replace it with another one that cost as much.

One of that better inexpensive options out there is Batons De Hockey Baker’s one piece sticks. Baker’s is based out of Quebec and are a smaller operation. Their goal was to create a high-end stick at a low-end price. The N43 that they sent us is priced at only¬†$95. That is a great price considering what you get.

So what do you get? You get a one piece stick that comes in 3 different patterns (similar to Sakic, Zetterberg, Lidstrom), 3 different colours (white, orange, yellow), 3 flexes (80, 90, 105) and a weight of 435 grams. Take into consideration its price point and you will realize that there is a lot of choice here.

After using the N43 for a while (Lidstrom curve with a 90 flex), I really liked that it had a double concave shaft. Much easier to hold onto the stick and better grip means better control, passing and shooting. It seemed fairly well-balanced even after cutting it down but the gloss finish can make the shaft a bit slick if it gets wet.

Pros:

– Price, $95

– Light weight

– Double Concave shaft

– Colour, Flex and Pattern options

– 13K weave

Cons:

– Gloss finish can get slick

If you are looking for a cheaper (price) alternative to the big boys, Baker’s N43 is a very good option. The price point is excellent and you get quite a bit of variation considering how much it cost. While it will never replace a RS Stealth or TotalOne stick, it isn’t meant to either. The N43 still packs quite a punch despite the low-cost. Never let the cost of equipment deter you from purchasing it. Expensive doesn’t mean better and cheaper doesn’t always mean poor quality and this is certainly true for the N43. It is well built for its price point.

Hockey Gear Review recommends the Batons De hockey Baker’s N43 one piece stick to all rec hockey players.

Rating: ★★★★☆

 

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