Why NHL Goalies Prefer Wooden Sticks

A scientific/materials explanation about the sustained popularity of wood in goal sticks.

Nerves in the human hand are particularly sensitive to vibrations of 200-400 times per second. The wooden material tends to vibrate at lower rates, away from this sensitive range. Any vibrations in the 200-400 times per second range die down more quickly than they do in composite sticks, the researchers found.

Why NHL Goalies Prefer Wooden Sticks