Hockey stick

  • US 7,850,553 B2
  • Filed: 07/11/2006
  • Issued: 12/14/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/15/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for making a hockey stick blade comprising:

  • providing a plurality of inner core elements;

    wrapping one or more of the inner core elements with an adhesive tape comprising one or more plies of fibers coated with a tacky resin matrix;

    employing the adhesive properties of the tape to position the inner core elements relative to one another to form a blade pre-form structure;

    placing the blade pre-form structure into a mold having the desired exterior shape of a hockey stick blade; and

    curing the pre-form structure in the mold.

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