Hockey Technical Information

PLAYERSHOUSE produces sticks and equipment for every standard of hockey player from international athletes to juniors just starting out in the game. The following guide shows you how to select the ideal PLAYERSHOUSE stick. There are several types of stick: Composite, Wood, And Indoor and the Junior Range

DIFFERENCE IN WOOD AND COMPOSITE STICKS

The difference in both sticks will continue for many years to come.

 Wood

Wooden sticks are made by bending, shaping and forming carefully selected mulberry and other woods. The shaped stick can then be reinforced as appropriate. Wooden sticks offer great feel on the ball for all levels of player.PLAYERSHOUSE wooden composite Series sticks are still reinforced/manufactured. Using composite materials such as , Aramid, Carbon and Glassfibre,  Wooden sticks offer great feel on the ball for all levels of player.

Wood as a material is cheaper than composite materials and therefore results in reduced retail prices.

The natural characteristics of wood result in a softer feel for the ball which many players, including internationals favour

Composite

PLAYERSHOUSE composite sticks are made from advanced materials formed within a mould. These materials include Kevlar, Carbon, Fiberglass. This leads to greater consistency in production and quality. The twin channel construction optimizes the strength and balance of the sticks.

Composite sticks have a greater power to weight ratio strength and stiffness can be maintained by a lighter weight composite stick.

The heads of composite hockey sticks are designed to create a larger and more forgiving sweet spot for maximum hitting power.

The manufacturing process leads to composite sticks being much more consistent in their weight, stiffness and power, so if you’ve used one stick you can be fairly confident another hockey stick of the same specification will feel and perform to the same level.

The nature of a composite hockey stick (high resin composition) means that aftercare resins naturally bond better to like materials, resulting in increased playing life and consistent feel.

BOW / BLADE PROFILE OF STICKS

Our all sticks blade profile has been especially shaped to make sure that it complies within the 25mm bow limit specified by the FIH.

X. L. BOW

The X. L. BOW is curve along the length of the shaft lower down blade 24mm bow has been developing after asking from top players.

  • Sling power increase when drag flicking penalty corners.
  • Help to gather the ball the bow encourages the ball to roll up the blade.
  • Flicking has never been so easy

This mould complies with the latest FIH rules and is excellent for drag-flicking, passing and skill execution.

L. BOW

The L.BOW blade profile is shaped with a 24mm curve positioned Little up from Head. Not extreme.This new blade profile shape has a precise curve positioned to give players the combination of both high level technical skills and create excellent drag flick techniques.

  • Help for technical play, flicking and dribbling skills.
  • Improves momentum when executing the drag flick technique.
  • Helps when you can dribble the ball freely using both forehand and backhand.

This mould complies with the latest FIH rules and is excellent for drag-flicking, passing and skill execution.

C.  BOW    

The C. BOW is the most popular profile in the range.

C. BOW 24mm curve positioned 300mm from the base of the head, giving it a more traditional, central feeling bow the control zone of the stick

  • Helps to gather the ball and gives a little extra control.
  • Improve hitting techniques by improving the angle witch the stick head comes into    contact with the ball.This mould complies with the latest FIH rules

ST.  BOW

The ST.BOW  is the most suitable for youth players or inexperienced players although many internationals still prefer this shape.

The ST.BOW  measures 20mm curve positioned 300mm from the base of the head, giving it a more traditional give help to keep hit passes on the ground Make stopping control easier due to straighter blade profile. Improve stick handling skills

This mould complies with the latest FIH rules

STICKS WEIGHT GUIDE

Super Light 520 – 540gm
Light 540 – 575gm
Medium 575 – 600gm
Heavy 600 – 630gm

 SIZE CHART