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Stix Grading Guide
We at Integral Hockey Southeast Minnesota believe a buyer should be fully aware of the condition of a used hockey stix found on our website for sale. Each stix is thoroughly inspected for slash marks, puck marks and skate blade marks. A bad stick is still possible since we cannot see potential internal damage done to stix from external forces. Integral Hockey Southeast Minnesota has developed an easy to understand stix grading system to help buyers purchase a stix based on the type of player that will be using the stix. All of our stixs have been used to some degree unless noted in the description. We flex all stixs in after repair to make sure no other noticeable defects degrade the integrity of the stix.
5 Star Excellent Condition Stix: (Like new) This is the stix you break right after the warranty runs out. Stix exhibits a barely used wear. Has no scuff, skate blade, or slash marks present. Its looks like it just came off the stick rack at the store except its broken in half.
4 Star Very Good Condition Stix: This stix exhibits light wear from a player that treats their stix like a precision instrument. Minor scuffing of graphics or paint is showing. Very minor puck marks on shaft or blade. No slash marks present. Blade is tight. Heel and toe of blade show no signs of wear or chipping.
3 Star Good Condition Stix: This stix exhibits a fair amount of use. It has noticeable skate blade and or puck marks on shaft and blade. Scuffing of graphics or paint is noticeable. A couple of small slash marks are present. Blade is tight or may have slight squeak to it. Minor toe or heel wear present or has been fixed. Still has lots of life left on the ice or at dryland.
2 Star Bargain Condition Stix: This stix exhibits a great deal of use or is an older model stix. It has very noticeable skate blade and puck marks on shaft and blade. Scuffing of graphics or paint is very noticeable. A couple of slash marks are present. Toe or heel wear present or fixed. Blade may squeak some. Bargain priced so you don’t have to take your $300 stix to the outdoor rink.