Younger players and women using junior-sized hockey sticks have been left holding the short end of the stick by most manufacturers. While senior-sized players benefit from the latest technology, the industry has largely ignored the unique performance needs of younger/women players.When it comes to junior sticks, we’re not kidding around
Six years ago, BASE revolutionized the Junior stick by introducing the industry’s first junior 25 and 40 flexes. These super-soft flexes allowed younger/women players to flex their sticks and load up their shots like those players using senior sticks. The industry finally followed the leader where now every brand offers junior sticks in flexes ranging from 20 to 40.Here we go again
BASE is changing the junior stick market AGAIN by introducing the first senior-sized blade on a junior stick. We’re proud to introduce the BIGGIE, the next big thing in improving performance for younger/women players — offering all the benefits of our senior stick technology, but with a shaft that fits their hands properly.
Biggie compared to a Nasty Jr both BC28 bladesSize does matter!
Junior blades have traditionally been smaller because of material limitations. The compromise was a smaller
blade so that the stick would not be too blade heavy. BASE has designed and perfected its BIGGIE senior-sized blades using ultra-lightweight carbon and resins. The result is the lightest senior-sized blade on the market. BASE combined our revolutionary blade technology with a junior shaft and the BIGGIE was born. The BIGGIE stick shoots like the BASE Nasty model, with the superior balance of the BASE Reign model. All BASE senior curve options are available, with shaft flexes from 25 to 70.
Men have been asking that question forever, and the answer is simple, listen to what they have to say.
We’ve been hearing from a number of shorter female players asking about putting senior blades on junior shafts. And we listened. One of the myths about junior blades is that they are exactly the same curve as a senior blade in the same pattern. Not true. The junior blade curve is simply a percentage reduction of the senior blade. The senior blades are computer-modelled and when the reduction is done, the length and height of the blade are reduced as well — this shallows the curve and lessens the sweet spot.
Comparing a BC28JR (left) and BC28SR (right). The senior model has a deeper pocket and therefore,
a bigger sweet spot.
Here are just a few of the advantages of the BIGGIE for younger/women players:
Get your hands on a BIGGIE and feel the difference. Designed for the younger player looking for a competitive advantage and women players that like the smaller shape and softer flex of a junior shaft but want the performance advantage of a senior blade.
The BIGGIE is available in junior and junior pro sizes, in all of our junior flexes — 25, 40, 50, 60 and 70
— and with ALL of our senior blade curve options.
Try out a BIGGIE at a BASE Fitting Centre near you, or order your BIGGIE online.
I think my son (5’3 120lb defenseman) would benefit greatly from a junior stick. You can’t find the right twig off the rack. It’s always been a challenge. One problem… we don’t live near a fitting center. We’d love to see a New England location. Maybe you could take the show on the road.
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July 08, 2019
Is the BM12 blade square at the toe? You compared it to the W16. My daughter currently uses a Warrior QR Edge with a Gallegher W28 blade. She has always used Warrior so I stepped it up for her (13 years old girls A player) this year but I don’t think she shot as well as she used to. Going to do what I do and blame it on the stick. She is short, 115 pounds and I think the 2" I cut off the 55 flex and the toe curve were bigger changes for her than she realizes. Please tell me your thoughts. I am thinking about a BIGGIE with a true Lie4, a 50 flex and the BM12 blade RH. She tends to reach for a lot of pucks and shoot without bringing the puck closer to her. She is small, not that strong, and does not like to pull the puck back before shooting.