Sher-Wood GS650 Goalie Stick
Featuring a high-performance composite shaft and high-density foam injected blade and paddle, Sherwood has aimed to pour all of its technology into a foam core stick that combines the lightweight of the composite shaft with the soft feel of the foam paddle and blade, giving the goalie the best of both worlds.
Looking to develop better qualities than the SL700 series of stick, Sherwood focused heavily on improving blade durability for the GS650. The result is a new design called CSF Blade technology. Short for Carbon Seal Finish, the CSF blade design features a new high strength carbon fiber plate that is applied to both sides of the blade, creating a sandwich structure type effect in sealing the blade closed. The carbon plate is built with several layers of extremely durable and light high modulus carbon fiber, protecting the interior foam core while keeping the stick feel the same. The new CSF blade results in improved blade bonding, significantly improved durability, and helps prevent premature breakage.
Designing a better blade wasn’t the only thing that went into the GS650 stick. Sherwood developed a new shaft technology, the Duralight shaft, constructed of high modulus carbon fiber and double concave walls for goalies to maintain a secure grip while playing the puck. The shaft runs through the heel of the blade to prevent the stick from becoming soft over time and optimizes responsiveness and performance of the stick.
Lastly, Sherwood engineers have developed a brand new Foamcor tech, a Proprietary foam material used throughout the line of goal sticks. With the Foamcor technology, the GS series of sticks will feature a slightly thicker blade that is stiffer and more impact resistant.