What is the difference between the COLT 4 and COLT PRO?
The COLT 4 features a specially designed, compression-molded, one-piece stick clad with our patented Nanovate™ NiCo technology coating. Nanovate™ NiCo fully encapsulates the blade, hosel, and bottom 24” inches of the stick. The result is the most powerful and durable hockey stick on the market today – and it’s backed by an industry leading 60-day warranty
The COLT PRO features a custom-designed, compression molded, 18K carbon nano-engineered composite stick. The series is ultra lightweight and set to become one of the lightest sticks currently on the market. The exposed composite blade retains an extremely lightweight composite blade feel and textured, "sand-paper" finish for enhanced blade feel and flex performance.
What is the length and weight of the COLT 4?
COLT 4 Shaft Length: Standard Senior Size – 60” from the heel of the blade to the top of the shaft. (62" shafts available upon request). Standard Intermediate Size - 58" from the heel of the blade to the top of the shaft.
COLT 4 Weight: The COLT 2 is approximately 455g (475-485g with graphics and finish). What is the length and weight of the COLT 4?
COLT PRO Shaft Length: Standard Senior Size – 60” from the heel of the blade to the top of the shaft. (62" shafts available upon request). Standard Intermediate Size - 58" from the heel of the blade to the top of the shaft.
COLT PRO Weight: The COLT PRO s approximately 380g (400-410g with graphics and finish).
Can you purchase a custom-designed COLT?
Due to an outpouring of requests from supporters, we have just begun discussing potential customization options for COLTs upon ordering, but are still a few months away from implementing them. The COLT is currently offered in a sleek, two-tone, black and white design.
How long is the current wait for a COLT upon purchase?
If your desired SKU is in stock for the COLT 3, COLT 4 and COLT PRO, shipments upon ordering shouldn't take more than 2-3 business days. Important to note that the COLT 4 will officially be released in November 2018.
How can I track my order?
Your COLT will be packaged and scanned before exiting our facility, with shipping information and a tracking number immediately sent to the purchaser via email. If you did not get your order confirmation, please check your SPAM and Junk folders and add colthockey.com to your whitelist to ensure you get your tracking email.
Can the COLT shaft be cut or extended?
Just like any other elite composite on the market, the shaft of the COLT can be extended or cut down to suit individual playing preferences and height requirements.
Is the COLT blade coated?
The entire bottom portion of the COLT 3 and COLT 4 (24 inches up the shaft including the blade) is coated with Integran’s patented nano-nickel-cobalt alloy (Nanovate NiCo) to reinforce the “high fracture zone” of the stick and features a fully nano-encapsulated blade to reduce typical forms of wear and tear along the curve edge, as well as prevent crack propagation along the blade face. It is important to note that the extent of friction the blade curve experiences in-game will determine the overall duration of full nano coverage along the aforementioned area. The COLT 2 PRO features an uncoated blade to minimize weight and to provide a feel similar to that of a conventional composite stick.
Why isn’t the entire COLT coated with the patented nano-material?
The COLT design features nano-coating throughout the bottom portion of the shaft and blade in order to achieve a perfect compromise between lightweight, elite feel and significantly increased durability – all the while remaining as flexible as any elite composite currently on the market. Although early prototypes experimented with fully nano-coated shafts, to address potential safety concerns first and foremost, as well as maintain a low weight-ratio and precise balance point, COLT materials engineers have constructed both the exposed composite and nano-material sections of the shaft to maintain optimal in-game performance characteristics.
Has there been any interest from former or current NHL players?
Although COLT demo testing was primarily focused on semi-pro hockey players, with word on the COLT spreading to all levels of the game, we have received several requests from pro-hockey teams and players to experience the COLT first hand. That being said, the COLT 2 lineup received NHL approval in 2013, and made it's official debut in-game during the 2014/2015 NHL Season. Visit our blog to learn more!
Does the COLT conform to ice and ball hockey guidelines/requirements?
The COLT design abides by all current NHL equipment and stick regulations, including but not limited to materials utilized, shaft length, and blade curve dimensions. There are currently no regulations against the use of metallic materials on hockey sticks for use in professional as well as recreational ice and ball hockey leagues across the country, but we do advise that every independent league’s gameplay regulations are subject to change without notice, and the use of the COLT can at times be subject to referee approval on a game-by-game basis.
Is the COLT unbreakable?
The concept behind the COLT was not to design a completely indestructible hockey stick, but one that would greatly improve upon the standard of quality and reliability that has been deemed acceptable by today’s most accomplished brands. As listed above, an indestructible stick would lose its elite performance and flexibility and be considered unsafe for a game-play environment. The COLT is a highly reinforced hockey stick, intended to mitigate fractures and failures in the areas that demonstrate frequent breakages that can determine the outcome of a game.
The goal was to reach a compromise between exponential strength gains as well as weight and flexibility management. As with any valuable tool or piece of equipment, the COLT should not be subjected to abuse in excess of regular gameplay. The nano-nickel coating, while incredibly durable against impact, is only nanometers thin and may flake under excessive friction forces, such as those presented by untreated cement or unfinished pavement playing surfaces. Flaking and chipping, however, will not decrease the COLT’s overall strength and ability to withstand excessive forces of stress and strain along the shaft.
Can the COLT be purchased in a retail setting?
As a means to keep the price of the COLT at an affordable level and with the cost of manufacturing utilizing cutting-edge materials being quite high, COLT Hockey has decided to primarily offer the COLT online, direct to consumers with a few retail partners. In the near future, as our production methods become more efficient and cost-effective, we will be looking to expand into more traditional retail settings.
What are your plans for recycling/disposing of the stick when the user is done with it?
The COLT will not require special disposal considerations. The metallic component of the COLT is fully recyclable using existing technology. For the epoxy-based carbon-fiber components, we have yet to identify suitable recycling protocols; however, we are interacting with leading industry experts in the aerospace and defense sectors to remain abreast of developments in this area. However, with a longer lasting hockey stick, we believe that Colt offers a product with an overall lower environmental footprint.
I've had my composite stick for years -- why should I get a COLT?
The COLT's engineering prolongs the feel of a new stick. Regardless of how long a composite stick has lasted without failing catastrophically it is widely observed that after several games top end composite sticks become 'fatigued'. So while it may last, it does not perform as well as it once did. The COLT is engineered to protect the new feel.
Additionally, the construction of typical composite sticks leave them susceptible to sustaining "hairline fractures" with every hack and slash they encounter. In other words, every time your composite stick gets hit it sustains a very small crack, which is what leads to the stick failing catastrophically when you take your best shot of the season. The COLT does not sustain this type of damage and thereby keeps you safe from untimely failures.
Furthermore, for those playing a sufficiently competitive level of hockey, the COLT is the first stick engineered to endure the rough nature of the game, thereby decreasing the amount of sticks a player must purchase each year. By purchasing a COLT it is our hope that your yearly expenditure on hockey equipment is reduced considerably.