The length of the stick is important. Make sure your stick of choice reaches your hip bone area while holding the stick upright on the ground, against the side your leg. Hockey sticks that are too long or short are uncomfortable to play with. Also make sure the stick's grip is very firm between the hands, better grip means better control of the ball.
Its usually best to ask some Field Hockey players what kind of sticks they like and then maybe go out and try some to see if it suits you.
Sticks are designed differently with many different makes like Grays, Malik, Mercian, TK, Slazenger, Dita, Gryphon and even Adidas now...
If you can go to a hockey outlet and try the sticks before you buy them, then that is the best way to go as buying a hockey stick is like buying Trainers or Clothes, it all depends on how comfortable you feel with it.t depends on what you want. If you want a stick for dribbling then any lightweight stick with a good head will do fine.
If you want one for flicking, aerials and so forth get a stick with curve. The more the better. However the more you have then it can become less good when dribbling.
If you are a big hitter then you want a stick that is strong and durable with a good amount of curve. grays are probily the most durable of all so you might want to go for one of them.
Before you buy your stick know what you want. I strongly recommend going on all the major makers:
When you choose your stick i very strongly recommend you go to barrington sports (just type it in on Google) As when i got my stick that website saved me a fortune!
Dita ones are good. I have a couple friends that are goalies on my team, and we usually get to states so I would say dita. Answer: Perhaps a Mazon or TK. They have a decent weight and shape. Any stick will do if you're a good enough player, though.
The best kind of stick to purchase in field hockey is a composite stick. You may also buy a wooden one, but the composite sticks are heavier, making the ball go further when you hit it. However, composite sticks are more expensive. How do you know which are composite an which are wood? - It will either say it on the stick, or you will be able to tell by the weight of the stick. Composite sticks are a lot heavier.
There are two main kinds of field hockey sticks; Wood and Composite.
Wood is made of obviously, wood. These are generally cheaper and lighter in weight. In my personal experience, the wood splinters after a few games.
Composite is made of several materials and is usually heavy. It often costs much more than a wood stick, but they are usually more sturdy and flexible.
Personally, I would say go with a composite stick. They last longer and are more reliable. Although this is my opinion, I think you should find a store that allows you to try out different sticks and find one comfortable for you. Also, ask a store worker or coach at your local sport shop what they recommend.
There are many brands of field hockey sticks but some are given below.
STX Carba100 Senior Composite Field Hockey Stick
STX C-103 Adult Composite Field Hockey Stick
STX 361 Composite Field Hockey Stick
Grays GX5000 Composite Field Hockey Stick
Or you can find sticks from the link in the related links.
I personally think that Kookaburra sticks are the best... They are solid in tackles and good for both pushing and hitting I currently have the Kookaburra Pacific and it is a legend stick!
It is quite simply referred to as a "hockey stick" or a "stick" by most people.
A late bow is used for increased ball control but mostly to aid in lifts, like flicks and aerial passes. A stick with a late bow is especially helpful when shooting a drag flick. Transitioning from a stick with a mid bow or little to no bow to a stick with a late bow can pose a challenge when it comes to hitting/driving the ball. However with practice, adjusting your hitting technique to the late bow in a stick is rather easy if you have a good hit to begin with. Sticks with late bows are best for forwards and mid-fielders that will be lifting the ball a lot.
A field hockey stick is a field hockey stick. There is no differentiation between those used on either surface; most stick models can and will be used on both.
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