Hockey sticks are usually made from strong materials such as wood, aluminum, kevlar, fiberglass or carbon fiber, designed to withstand a good beating. Because of this, getting broken while in transit would be your last concern when shipping a hockey stick. However, you still need to pack a hockey stick properly to prevent nicks and scratches especially when shipping a brand new, autographed or a very special stick. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a hockey stick to ensure that it arrives without any damage.
Because of its irregular shape and size, it is difficult to find a box that can accommodate a hockey stick. You can ask your local sporting goods shop if they have any hockey stick boxes lying around and you can use that to package your stick.
If no box is available, you can simply wrap your entire hockey stick in a couple of layers of bubble wrap. Then, wrap the blade and the heel area with additional layers of bubble wrap. Secure the bubble wrap in place with heavy duty packing tape.
For added protection, wrap the whole stick in a sheet of sturdy plastic or even trash bag that was cut open to make a flat sheet. Wrap the whole stick from handle to blade with a wide brown packaging tape like you would a candy cane but without spaces. Flip the stick and wrap once more from blade to handle.
Attach the address on one side of the blade which is by now wider because of the bubble wrap. Take to your local post office or shipping company.