The Science Channel’s Factory Made is another one of those fascinating programs that shows how the things we may take for granted are created.
In this clip, you’ll see how carbon-fiber EASTON hockey sticks are created . . . it’s a pretty cool six minutes, particularly the automated slap-shot machine in the final testing (I want one!). Too bad it only shoots at 75 m.p.h.—perhaps that’s why Ovie’s and Green’s cannon-blasts seems to snap their sticks like twigs so often.
UPDATE: I spoke to the Easton Hockey folks, and this episode was filmed at their plant in Mexico. The staff there have their own roller-hockey team — ice not being too common in Tijuana — and as you can imagine they have better equipment than most roller hockey teams.