The Alpha QX Stick – What is Alpha?

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by DT – Warrior Hockey Marketing

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that the Alpha QX line is completely new for Warrior. If you haven’t noticed, then…SURPRISE!

Let me clear up something a lot of you are thinking and some of you have asked; Alpha is not related to any current stick line we offer. Alpha is not a new Covert stick. Alpha is not the next in line of Dynasty sticks. Dynasty has been retired (so if it was your favorite, go buy them up now!). The Alpha QX technology is not related to anything we’ve offered before. It is the first generation of a new stick line – a whole new stick, technology and performance.

So, what is Alpha? Well, according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, Alpha is:

  • socially dominant especially in a group of animals.
  • the first version of a product that is being developed and tested.

That’s cool, but what does it mean when it comes to hockey sticks?


The new Alpha package is the first of it’s kind for Warrior. It’s a technology package that has been tested and proven in the NHL by our Warrior PROs and we know it will make you a dominant force on the ice.

I still remember sitting in the meeting when we got some of the first feedback from our NHL players after their initial Alpha QX testing. The one that sticks out the most to this day was from a current NHL Player and multiple time 35+ goal scorer after using it for the first time in early 2016.  He said “Whoa, this is a game changer for you guys!” 

That is pretty high praise from a guy that knows what he likes in his sticks and has been very successful using his old construction. It doesn’t get much more positive than that.

Whoa, this is a game changer for you guys!” – Active NHL Player and multiple time 35+ goal scorer

The Alpha QX introduces a new flex point for a Warrior stick in a new Quick Strike technology.

The low-kick point of the Alpha QX flexes from your bottom hand all the way through the lower shaft and hosel. That flex profile combined with our new Sabre Taper allows the stick to maintain torsional stiffness during shooting (loading, release and recoil) which creates a quick release with a more stable blade for improved shot accuracy.

Yes, you read that correctly, the Alpha QX is a low-kick stick.

You may be thinking, “Um, isn’t the QRL a low-kick stick?” Indeed it is but the QRL is an ultra low-kick stick meaning the kick point is down at the extreme bottom of the shaft. The Alpha QX kick point is moved up the shaft to create a mid-low flex arc and is the perfect complement to the Covert QRL line of sticks.

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The Alpha QX’s mid-low flex profile

Along with the new flex profile introduced on the Alpha QX, the line will also introduce our new Sabre Taper design (mentioned above), our newest True 1 Phantom Feel Construction and a new Ergo (dog bone) shaft shape.

All of the new features will be explained in detail as we get closer to launch, but we wanted to introduce you to the Alpha QX line and get you prepped for launch and pre-orders (which start this week)!

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26 thoughts on “The Alpha QX Stick – What is Alpha?

    1. Retailers are responsible for shipping their pre-order sticks. Sometimes you may get the stick a little early but it depends on the retailer.

  1. Hello! I would like to know what length is Warrior Alpha QX Clear Youth Hockey Stick. Regards, Thanks for the answer!

  2. I can’t seem to find sick measurements anywhere. My son need a 52″ stick, would that be junior or intermediate or what?

  3. What is the difference between the QX grip and the QX pro grip . I see a 100 dollar differance in the intermediate sticks . Thanks

  4. a couple of my buddies have this stick. i am thinking of getting it because of the flex point. i have been switching from the bauer 1s and the bauer 1x for about a year because i cant tell what i like better. but one of my friends has broken 3 of them in 2 months. what would be the warranty details on this stick? 1 month 2 months?

  5. I was a big Dynasty fan and, when my HD pro broke, the guy at pure hockey told me that the closest thing to that was the QX strike pro, which I bought. I like it but it’s definitely not the same as the Dynasty. Are you done with making mid-kickers? Also, what’s the difference between the QX strike and the QX sabre?

    1. Yes, the Dynasty has been retired and we have no plans to continue with mid-kick sticks. The Strike and Sabre are SMU sticks made for specific retailers to their specs. I don’t have info on them. You would have to consult those retailers.

  6. Hi a couple questions about your QX and COVERT QRE SL JR


    Is the shaft of the stick a same as a 51″ JR sized thickness – at a 30 flex some are the thinner ‘youth’ shaft, just shorter?

    >> Same question for the WARRIOR COVERT QRE SL JUNIOR STICK

    Is the shaft of the 35 flex = 48″ the same as the 51″, just shorter?

    My Son is 73 lbs but needs a 48″, doesn’t like the thinner youth stick shafts.

    1. The shaft of the Youth and Tyke sticks are smaller/thinner than on the Junior models. Junior models all have the same shaft diameter.

    1. Floor to knee measurement. Player Height. Length above knee cap. Those numbers will give you a good start for pad size.

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