We have created this informative content related to field hockey sticks on our website for visitors to help them make an informed decision for selecting the best possible field hockey stick for play. Whether you choose to purchase from us or from any other retailer, we hope you will find the information useful when making your buying decision.
Hockey Sticks comes in varied sizes, weights and different shapes, some sticks are straight and others have a bow. Defenders prefer a heavier stick as they are better for tackling, stopping and hitting the ball for longer distance. The reason why some sticks are bowed is because these kinds of sticks provide drag flickers added power to deliver the ball into goal by maximizing the chances to score the goal.
Attacking forward players prefer to play with lighter sticks as they give more control while dribbling, mid fielders can select play with either heavier or lighter sticks based on the preference of each individual player.
These are multiple factors which should be considered when purchasing the right hockey stick for your style of play.
Please check our field hockey size chart to see which size is right for you. In addition to the size chart you can also measure the length from your hip to toe for adults to give you a better indication of the length of stick you should select for your height. If the stick is shorter than recommended size then it will make your body bend more than required, which may put more pressure on your waist line and also will reduce your reach.
For children of young age the size can be measured from belly button to toe this will give you an appropriate indication of how long the stick should be for the young kids.
Balance point on hockey sticks can make a stick feel lighter or heavier regardless of its weight, if you take your hockey stick and try to balance it by it laying horizontally on you finger, you can easily determine the balance point of the stick. The idea is to find the point on the sticks where two sides of the stick (left & right) align horizontally on the tip of your finger.
The higher the balance point from the bottom on the sticks (hook) the lighter stick will feel while dribbling and maneuvering while playing field hockey. It is the other way around if the balance point is closer to the head of the stick, the feel of the stick will be heavier as proportionally most of the weight in condensed near the bottom of the stick.
Remember if you change the grip or make your grip thicker it will change the balance point as more weight will get on top of the stick if the new grip is heavier than the old one. Reverse will be true if you replace heavier grip with lighter grip on the handle.
Originally hockey sticks were made from wood but have evolved over the years. modern hockey sticks also known as composite sticks are make from a mixture of fibers containing Carbon, Kevlar & Fiber glass.
Premium composite hockey sticks mostly used by pro's these days are mostly made with high concentration of Carbon in them, most of the top of the line sticks have 85 to 90 percent Carbon with mixture of Kevlar (Aramid) & fiber glass fibers. Highly concentrated Carbon sticks like Gaucho, Platinum, Azul, Naranja, Fresh & Heat are stiff and best suited for highly skilled players packed with stronger punch & hitting power, however the stiffer sticks with all the power have a higher rebound characteristic, you must be skilled to understand when you stop the ball with these kind of sticks the ball will deflect further. Touch balance and feel is different in these kinds of sticks when compared to wooden or less carbon composite hockey sticks. Learning to control the ball, dribbling, passing and drag flicking with these sticks will help in elevating your field hockey skills.
Here is brief decription of technical terms used in description of our offered hockey sticks products.
Carbon fibers used in the production of field hockey sticks provide high stiffness, reduction of weight with high tolerance to temperatures and heat induced expansion.
Kevlar Aramid Fiber
Aramid is another widely used fiber and when mixed with Carbon or Fiber glass provides extra strength and heat resistance properties to the modern field hockey sticks and is widely used in production of other commercial products.
It is made from distinct types of glass fibers, it is strong light weight but not as strong as composites such as Carbon or Aramid (Kevlar). It is used for producing several consumer goods including field hockey sticks. The high-end hockey sticks use smaller amount of Fiber glass as opposed to other composites such as Carbon or Kevlar.
For our initial launch, we have selected Malik Hockey as we already have a long relationship with them and our level of Trust is at its peak with them. They manufacture high class hockey and cricket products in the world, have a great reputation in both field hockey and cricket equipment range. We are an authorized retailer of their field hockey and cricket products in United States.
For each high-end composite stick we ship from you will find Malik hockey label which lets you know the composition of the stick about the materials used to construct the stick, along with information on the type of hook & curve. The weight of each carbon tech stick is also printed on the label. Below are the example pictures of the hooks with printed label and had written weight.
Malik hockey sticks are used all over the world by famous players and are visible at grand international tournaments such as Hockey World Cup, Champions Trophy and Olympics. We are quite excited to carry this brand and very happy to ship perfect orders to the lovers of the game in USA.
View our collection of several variations of field hockey sticks in all different sizes.