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New Sher-Wood SuperLight Sticks Get Brodeur Using Composite Blend

New Sher-Wood SuperLight Sticks Get Brodeur Using Composite Blend

Sher-Wood SL700 Stick

Martin Brodeur originally thought Sher-Wood’s new SuperLight stick was all composite, but loves the feel of the foam core paddle and blade.

It’s never good to lose a goaltending equipment manufacturer, and the loss of Sher-Wood as a pad and glove option this past summer stung a little more because InGoal had a chance to see and sample what was coming from them, and was excited by some of the rec-leaguer options.

It didn’t take long, however, to find the silver lining in that cloud.

In this case, it is the SL, which does not actually stand for silver lining, but might as well. SL is short for Super Light, which is the new line of goalie sticks Sher-Wood began offering in December.

And as much as we didn’t like losing Sher-Wood as a gear manufacturer, it turns out having their focus back entirely on a product that is probably more synonymous with the brand isn’t a bad thing. Not bad at all.

The new Superlight line is made up of four new sticks, each with varying weights, materials and cost – simply put, the heavier the stick is, the bigger the SL model number and the lower the price.

Sher-Wood SL700 Stick

There are four different models in Sher-Wood’s new SuperLight lineup.

The hybrid SL700 weighs in at just 700 grams and uses a modulus carbon fiber in both the shaft and to reinforce the foam core paddle. The SL750 is also a hybrid but with a standard carbon fiber in both the shaft and around the foam-core paddle, and weighs in 50 grams heavier. The SL800 has birch, fiberglass and carbon in the shaft and paddle reinforcement. And the SL825 is heaviest with a birch/aspen shaft and fiberglass paddle.

All the new SL sticks are anchored by the same blade, however, and it is where this new, thinner blade intersects the foam-core paddles that Sher-Wood made the biggest technological strides with its new sticks.

By overlaying five layers of carbon fiber at different angles, Sher-Wood has created an exceptionally thin – but still very stiff – blade. Unlike most foam core sticks, there isn›t any bulge or added thickness where the blade joins or overlaps the paddle, and the thinner profile continues to the toe. The Sher-Wood blade is noticeably thinner throughout – by 20 to 45 per cent depending on
where you are measuring (the difference is universally greater along the bottom) – than other foam core sticks, including the old Sher-Wood 9950, which it replaces.

So how does it perform? Read the full review in InGoal Magazine to find out, including thoughts from New Jersey Devils’ legend Martin Brodeur, who also shares some of his thoughts on the stick in the Sher-Wood video below:

Sher-Wood SL700 Stick

About The Author

Kevin Woodley

Kevin Woodley is a rec-league target and former contributing editor of the Goalie News magazine. He has written about the Vancouver Canucks and NHL for The Associated Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and The Hockey News for the last decade, and covered the 2010 Olympics for The AP.


  1. Cougar

    Do they still make the wooden Parent stick. I have six(6) at home that I will use, but would like to know if there’re still made. Thanks

  2. Cougar

    Does Sher-wood still make the wooden Parent stick?