Inline and Ice Warehouse is the place to shop for Hockey Shafts and Hockey Blades. Hockey Shafts and Hockey Blades are broken into two categories, tapered and traditional. Tapered Shafts only work with Tapered Blades while Traditional Shafts only work with Traditional Blades. The difference between Tapered and Traditional comes down to how the blade and the connection point of the shaft is constructed, Tapered shafts gradually taper into a smaller diameter where the blade is inserted, thus the portion of the tapered blade that slides into the shaft is a smaller diameter also. For more information on how to select the right hockey blade or hockey blade lie for you, watch the Learning Center videos below.