IS CARBON % IMPORTANT?
More carbon = More power, but it can mean less control without the right level of strength and skill. The right balance of power and control of child's level will help their continued development. With greater Carbon levels, players need greater strength and skill to keep a good level of control.
It's important for a stick to match skill level. For most junior players we recommend 0-30% Carbon, starting with a lower level and working their way up as they progress. There are composite sticks without Carbon also. These are a fantastic bridge for young players as they develop and grow.