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True A4.5 SBP Intermediate Composite Goal Stick - White

  • BRT blade technology is up to 50% stronger than predecessor
  • SmartPly construction layers unidirection carbon for ultimate balance and strength
  • Matte Grip provides great feel on hands
  • Axenic technology creates an ultra consistent true one-piece construction

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Item #A 4.5 SBP

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True A4.5 SBP Intermediate Composite Goal Stick - White

The True Hockey A4.5 SBP sticks are made for any level of player seeking the perfect marriage between performance, durability and affordability. Known to True Hockey as the ‘category killer’, the A4.5 is the ultimate team stick, with features comparable to competitor’s top end model but at a mid-point price.

SBP stands for Speed-Balance-Power, three things that True takes very seriously in sticks. The shaft of the A4.5 feature SmartPly technology, unidirectional layering process during construction of the stick that combines up to 25 layers of carbon in a single shaft. This process helps to create a blend of balance and weight and industry leading strength.

Working in unison with this technology, a process known as Axenic Technology combines a compression molded shaft into a true one-piece construction. A process so revolutionary it earned a US patent. The walls of the shaft thin as they move toward the top while the blade laminates build thickness back up resulting in excellent balance with a minimal overlap of materials.

The blade of the True A4.5 SBP is also special, Braided Rib technology replaces past AB II Technology and produces a far longer lasting and more consistent blade with up to 50% more strength. New seamless braided tubes located at the center and bottom of the blade reduce torsion and increase accuracy as you shoot.

With a matte grip finish and a double concave shaft shape, the A4.5 SBP sticks will quickly become your favorite.

Products Features

Feature Description
Use Quantity Ranges Based Stock Status Yes
Custom Stock Status Qty Rule first_rule
Brand True

Sizing Information

Senior Goal Sticks Sizing Comparison Chart
SherWoodBauer 2015 and earlierBauer (Current)Brian's GNETikBrian's GSP1 / GSP2CCMReebokVaughnWarrior
25" 26.5" 25" n/a 26" 25" 25" 25" 25"
26" 27.5" 26" 25" 27" 26" 26" 26" 26"
27" 28.5" 27" 26" 28" 27" 27" 27" 27"
28" n/a n/a 27" n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

SherWood is used as "standard" sizing, as they have standardized their paddle sizing year-to-year.


Goalie Stick Sizing

Sizing a goalie stick is extremely important as a goalie, because your stick has many purposes. Aside from deflecting pucks and making passes, a goalie stick is used as a tool to provide balance in your stance. The most important measurement for a goalie stick is the paddle height (wide portion of the stick), which is traditionally measured from the heel of the stick to the beginning of the paddle shoulder (where your fingers wrap around).


    The paddle height is so important because it sets up the depth of your ready stance and, when properly sized, optimally positions your blocker.


    The term “ready stance” means something different for every goalie, so it is extremely difficult to have a formal sizing method; however, you are able to check if your goal stick is the right size for you. To start, put your goal skates on (if you want to be as accurate as possible, put your leg pads and blocker on, too), take your ready stance, and look for the following:

  • 1) The entire stick blade is flush to the ground, while being 1 to 2 inches in front of your feet.
  • 2) If your stick blade is flush to the ground, you will want the inside edge of your blocker lined up on the outside edge of your leg pad. This is to ensure that there is no double-coverage; if your blocker is overlapping with your leg pad, your stick is too short. If your ‘seven-hole’ (space between arm and body) is open, your stick is too tall.

It is common for children to use taller sticks, relative to their height, because their stance depth isn’t usually as aggressive as a seasoned goalie.


Another thing to consider, but isn’t as crucial, is shaft length. If you are just starting out as a goalie, or you aren’t comfortable playing the puck, do not cut the length of a shaft because it serves to counteract the bottom-heavy weight of a goal stick, keeping the centre of gravity as close the middle as possible. There is an exception to this rule, however, for those comfortable playing the puck—cutting a shaft down will make puck handling easier, and allow you to bring the puck in closer to your body, which makes for a better power transfer while shooting.


Note: Be careful with Bauer goal sticks: they measure about 2” shorter than all other brands due to a different paddle height measurement.

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The True Hockey A4.5 SBP sticks are made for any level of player seeking the perfect marriage between performance, durability and affordability. Known to True Hockey as the ‘category killer’, the A4.5 is the ultimate team stick, with features comparable to competitor’s top end model but at a mid-point price.

SBP stands for Speed-Balance-Power, three things that True takes very seriously in sticks. The shaft of the A4.5 feature SmartPly technology, unidirectional layering process during construction of the stick that combines up to 25 layers of carbon in a single shaft. This process helps to create a blend of balance and weight and industry leading strength.

Working in unison with this technology, a process known as Axenic Technology combines a compression molded shaft into a true one-piece construction. A process so revolutionary it earned a US patent. The walls of the shaft thin as they move toward the top while the blade laminates build thickness back up resulting in excellent balance with a minimal overlap of materials.

The blade of the True A4.5 SBP is also special, Braided Rib technology replaces past AB II Technology and produces a far longer lasting and more consistent blade with up to 50% more strength. New seamless braided tubes located at the center and bottom of the blade reduce torsion and increase accuracy as you shoot.

With a matte grip finish and a double concave shaft shape, the A4.5 SBP sticks will quickly become your favorite.

Feature Description
Use Quantity Ranges Based Stock Status Yes
Custom Stock Status Qty Rule first_rule
Brand True

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