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Stick Guide

We pride ourselves on our customer service and ensuring that you are using the best products to suit you and your game. It's not always possible to get in and be seen by one of our awesome staff, so below are a few key pieces of information when shopping for hockey sticks online.


Stick Size Chart

This is our recommendation only. Some players may prefer a size up or down as this is their personal choice. For juniors stick size should not exceed the belly button, the 'belly button rule' allows the player to grow into a stick without it hindering their development.



YOUR HEIGHT
STICK HEIGHT
STICK CATEGORY

Under 65cm

18"

Souvenir Stick

66 - 99cm

24"

Junior

100 - 104cm

26"

Junior

105 - 116cm

28"

Junior

117 - 128cm

30"

Junior

129 - 134cm

32"

Junior

135 - 138cm

33"

Junior

139 - 147cm

34"

Junior

148 - 159cm

35"

JNr & SNr

160 - 166cm

36.5"

Senior

167 - 176cm

36.5" or 37.5"

Senior

177 - 182cm

37.5"

Senior

182 - 185cm

38.5"

Senior

185cm +

38.5" or 40"

Senior


 

Bow Information Guide

Standard Bow

Mid-Bow

Low-Bow

Xtreme Bow

Standard Bow Mid Bow Low Bow Xtreme Bow
The S-Bow (SB) is a STRAIGHTER stick that helps maximize ground control, power and general basics. Normally around a 19mm to 21mm Bow maximising at the 300 to 350mm point from the bottom of the stick. The M-Bow (MB) is a MEDIUM curve bow that is a good all-round shape that helps with power but also essential skills, helping to provide some lift. Measures around a 22mm to 24mm Bow at the 300mm point from the bottom of the stick. The L-Bow (LB) is a LOW curve bow designed to make 3D skills easier such as aerials, passing and drag flicking. Measurements are normally a 24mm bow at the 250mm point from the bottom of the stick. Pro-Bows have a similar bow point as a low-bow however the bow arch is more gradual than a low-bow. X-Bow (XB) is an XTREME bow that is ideal for the serious aerial game. Drag flicking, 3D Skills and aerials couldn’t be easier than with this bow shape. Measures a maximum 24mm Bow at the 200mm point from the bottom of the stick and some are designed with concave or groove shafts to assist with drag flicking.
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Standard Bow

Standard Bow

The S-Bow (SB) is a STRAIGHTER stick that helps maximize ground control, power and general basics. Normally around a 19mm to 21mm Bow maximising at the 350mm point from the bottom of the stick.

Mid-Bow

Mid Bow

The M-Bow (MB) is a MEDIUM curve bow that is a good all-round shape that helps with power but also essential skills, helping to provide some lift. Measures around a 22mm to 24mm Bow at the 300mm point from the bottom of the stick.

Low-Bow

Low Bow

The L-Bow (LB) is a LOW curve bow designed to make 3D skills easier such as aerials, passing and drag flicking. Measurements are normally a 24mm bow at the 250mm point from the bottom of the stick. Pro-Bows have a similar bow point as a low-bow however the bow arch is more gradual than a low-bow.

Xtreme Bow

Xtreme Bow

X-Bow is an XTREME bow (XB) that is ideal for the serious aerial game. Drag flicking, 3D Skills and aerials couldn’t be easier than with this bow shape. Measures a maximum 24mm Bow at the 200mm point from the bottom of the stick and some are designed with concave or groove shafts to assist with drag flicking.



Stick COMPOSITION Guide

Field hockey sticks are often made using a combination of materials to achieve the desired balance of performance, durability, and cost. The proportions and layers of wood, fibreglass, and carbon fibre can vary, creating different stick profiles tailored to different player preferences, abilities and playing styles. Most sticks used in the modern game are a carbon & glass fibre blend.



Wood

Fibreglass

Carbon Fibre

Wood Fibreglass Carbon Fibre
Wood was the traditional material used in field hockey sticks for many years. Typically, sticks were made from mulberry, hickory, or ash wood. Wood sticks are known for their natural feel and responsiveness, offering good control over the ball. Today they are often favoured by players who require more feel from their stick, typically players new to the game, juniors and indoor players. Fibreglass is a synthetic material that is commonly used in modern field hockey stick construction. It is a strong and flexible material that enhances durability and reduces the risk of breakage. Fibreglass layers can be added to wood core sticks to provide reinforcement and improve strength. This material helps absorb shocks and vibrations, reducing the impact on the player's hands during gameplay. Fibreglass dominant sticks are popular among intermediate-level players for their balance between durability, control, and affordability. Carbon fibre is a high-performance material that has revolutionized the field hockey stick industry. It is incredibly lightweight, stiff, and robust, offering a significant increase in power. Carbon fibre sticks are generally the preferred choice of professional players and advanced-level athletes who prioritize performance and have specific playing styles that benefit from the material's characteristics. Carbon fibre is frequently mixed with other materials to achieve an optimal balance of performance, durability, and cost.

Wood

Wood

Wood was the traditional material used in field hockey sticks for many years. Typically, sticks were made from mulberry, hickory, or ash wood. Wood sticks are known for their natural feel and responsiveness, offering good control over the ball. Today they are often favoured by players who require more feel from their stick, typically players new to the game, juniors and indoor players.

Fibreglass

Fibreglass

Fibreglass is a synthetic material that is commonly used in modern field hockey stick construction. It is a strong and flexible material that enhances durability and reduces the risk of breakage. Fibreglass layers can be added to wood core sticks to provide reinforcement and improve strength. This material helps absorb shocks and vibrations, reducing the impact on the player's hands during gameplay. Fibreglass dominant sticks are popular among intermediate-level players for their balance between durability, control, and affordability.

Carbon Fibre

Carbon Fibre

Carbon fibre is a high-performance material that has revolutionized the field hockey stick industry. It is incredibly lightweight, stiff, and robust, offering a significant increase in power. Carbon fibre sticks are generally the preferred choice of professional players and advanced-level athletes who prioritize performance and have specific playing styles that benefit from the material's characteristics. Carbon fibre is frequently mixed with other materials to achieve an optimal balance of performance, durability, and cost.



Hook Information Guide

Maxi Head

Semi Hook

Full Hook

Maxi Head Semi Hook Full Hook
The most common among today’s sticks, the smaller, open head shape has less mass to move around. This allows for faster stick turnover when dribbling and allows for quicker snap shots. The 45° maxi curve also allows for more room along the shaft for reverse edge shots. The Maxi shape also has a slightly more open head shape in the Micro which sits at 50° The Semi-Hook bending through at around 35° is a compromise between the Maxi and the Full Hook. It is a slight increase in surface area compared to the maxi allowing for greater ball control, especially on the reverse, as well as providing room for a larger sweet spot to help improve hitting accuracy and power. The Full hook at 25° maximises surface area. Optimising ball control and basic skills especially helping on the reverse, the full hook head also gives room for a larger sweet spot for hitting accuracy and power whilst also acting like a paddle for overhead control.

Maxi Head

Maxi Head

The most common among today’s sticks, the smaller, open head shape has less mass to move around. This allows for faster stick turnover when dribbling and allows for quicker snap shots. The 45° maxi curve also allows for more room along the shaft for reverse edge shots. The Maxi shape also has a slightly more open head shape in the Micro which sits at 50°

Semi Hook

Semi Hook

The Semi-Hook bending through at around 35° is a compromise between the Maxi and the Full Hook. It is a slight increase in surface area compared to the maxi allowing for greater ball control, especially on the reverse, as well as providing room for a larger sweet spot to help improve hitting accuracy and power.

Full Hook

Full Hook

The Full hook at 25° maximises surface area. Optimising ball control and basic skills especially helping on the reverse, the full hook head also gives room for a larger sweet spot for hitting accuracy and power whilst also acting like a paddle for overhead control.



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