Buying online can be a confusing process. We’ve spoken to five leading companies about what makes them different to the rest - while we’ve also managed to bag some extra discounts for THP readers
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Stay in the know as our field hockey equipment specialist RUPERT BARKER tackles the best shoes on the market
Osaka Kai Mk.1
Cost: C. 85 Colours: Black, navy/fire, fire/cream Key features: All-round shoe, lightweight
The Osaka Kai Mk. 1 has a water resistant upper and heel lock lacing to...
Mercian Evolution CKF90
Make: Mercian Model: Evolution CKF90 Bow: Ultimate Low – 24.5mm, 200mm from head Carbon: 90% premium grade Carbon Price: c. £160
The 90% carbon lay-up is placed across a fibreglass micro-skeleton giving good touch and feel with the Kevlar increasing durability and laminate bonding. The Ultimate (extreme)...
Make: Otter Model: O90 Bow: Ultra Low – 24.75mm, 200mm from head #Carbon: 90% Premium Japanese Carbon Price: c. £170
The ‘O’ or Otter range sticks have been crafted to improve 3D skills which are essential in today's modern game. It is a drag-flicker's dream with a 24.75 mm...
Grays AC-7 (Aerocore)
Bow: Medium – 24.75mm, 250mm from head
Price: c. £200
In the new Aerocore collection, every element of the stick has been evaluated & optimised to provide the best performing sticks in Grays’ history. Using Aerocore technology the weight distribution...
Rival Scoop X
Make: Rival Model: Scoop X Shape: Concave Bow: Low – 24.5mm, 200mm from head Carbon: 95% Japanese Carbon Price: c. £220
A low bow and concave groove all down the shaft of the stick right to a lip on the slim head make drag-flicking easy.
95% high quality Japanese carbon...
Make: JDH Model: X93 Shape: Concave Bow: 24.75mm, 200mm from head Carbon: 95% Japanese Carbon Price: c. £300
An updated layup of Japanese Carbon finished with 3K Carbon Twill cloth gives great stiffness and power. The signature JDH Taper Toe design and silica finish on the face allow for excellent touch and control.
Designed with a concave...
Make: Kuka Model: Chromium Shape: XL 24 Bow: Extra Low – 24.5mm, 200mm from head Carbon: 95% Toray Super Carbon Price: £180
The superb extra-low bow combined with a very well-balanced shaft allows players to have the edge on 3D, scoop and tomahawk skills, no matter which position you play. The XL24 features...
Gryphon Tour XXI
Make: Gryphon Model: Tour XXI Shape: Pro 25 Bow: Low – 25mm, 250mm from head Carbon: 100% Carbon Quotient Price: c. £300
The GXXI TOUR Series is a result of years of development to achieve the ultimate level of power and balance for a hockey stick. Designed with...
Y1 Olympic LTD X
Make: Y1 Model: Olympic Ltd X Shape: LB Bow: Dynamic Bow – 24.5 mm, 200mm from head Carbon: 95% premium grade Carbon Price: c. £260
Designed with a slightly thinned head profile allowing you to get under the ball more easily. It has the Y1 Dynamic Bow for the perfect slingshot...