STICK GUIDE

When you start playing hockey most trainers will tell you to get a hockey stick that measures from the ground untill your belly button.
This is a good way to get a general estimation and to get started.
Once you're a bit more advanced and you've tried out different sticks you'll find your preferred length.


Stick LengthStick Height
32"137cm (4'6") & Under
34"38cm(4'7") - 152cm(5'0")
35"153cm(5'1") - 160cm(5'3")
36.5"161cm(5'4") - 178cm(5'10")
37.5"179cm(5'11") - 188cm(6'2")
38.5"189cm(6'3") & Up

The most popular Senior lenghts are 36,5" and 37,5".
36,5" is used by most players and a good starting point for all senior players.
37,5" is becoming more popular and has added benefits once gotten used to - longer reach in tackling and longer reach for skills.



SEASON '17-'18 WEIGHT TOLERANCES

400g-420g

420g-440g

440g-460g

460g-480g

480g-500g

500g-510g

510g-520g

520g

520g-530g

525g

530g-540g

540g-550g

550g-560g

560g-570g

1PTK

28"

30"

32"

34"

35"

Pro Tour Deshi

34"

35"

36,5"

35"

Pro Tour Deshi LTD.

36,5"

Concept

36,5"

37,5"

2 Series

36,5"

37,5"

3PTO

36,5"

37,5"

4 Series

36,5"

37,5"

5 Series

36,5"

37,5"

Pro Tour SL

36,5"

37,5"

38,5"

Pro Tour L

36,5"

37,5"

38,5"

Pro Tour LTD. SL

36,5"

37,5"

38,5"

Pro Tour LTD. L

36,5"

37,5"

38,5"

The Bow of a hockey stick identifies the position of the arch in the stick shape. If you place the flat side of the stick on a plain/flat surface and the measurement of distance between the surface and the upperedge of the stick is know as the bow.
Underneath you'll find the different bows OSAKA HOCKEY has in it's range.

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Try to balance your stick on your finger or on a pen.
Measure from that point to the top of the curl and you know the balance point of your stick.

Why is this an important factor?
This significantly affects the overall 'feel' of the stick.
The higher the balance point the more handable the stick is. Because the curl is lighter.
The lower the balance point how better it is to hit the ball because the the curl has more weight.

GLASS FIBRE


Flexibility, enhanced impact resistance, lower shock due to poor conductivity and allows for flexible rice structures




ARAMIDE


Light weight and has excellent anti abrasion properties and is used on the heal of the hockey stick to prevent quick wear down from use. Aramide fibres in the shaft also enhance vibration dampening.




CARBON


Stiffness, durability, power, and very high strength to weight ratio allowing for a high performance light weight hockey stick.






Unlike a lot of equipment, a player could play using the wrong hockey stick for years and not be aware of it. Although a few options are left to preference, there are some simple guidelines to follow when buying a stick.

In the past, sticks were made from wood. Although wood sticks are still used by some, the majority of sticks made  from some type of composite material.

The beginning hockeyplayers mostly kids can starts off with a 100% fibre glass stick. They are light, flexible and not expensive and come in small sizes with thinner handles. The 1PTk, Concept Series, ProTour Deshi are ideal.

Intermediate hockeyplayers will have a bit more power and will ask more of his/her stick therefore carbon is added which gives more stiffness and strength to the stick. The 2 series, 3 series, 4 series and the 5 series will feed your need.

For ultimate feeling, balance, power and ball control the advanced hockeyplayers appeals towards the full carbon sticks. The light and superlight sticks are a delight to play with. 22 layers of 3K Japanese Carbon Fibre, laid down in alternating orientations for the optimal balance of stiffness and unique Osaka feel. The different bow types each has it's own characteristics, this choose depends what kind of players you are....or can be.
Our ProTour range will lift you to the next level.


This is something that difference from person to person, depending what kind of feeling they preffer.
Most of the players use multiple layers of grips making the handle thicker.

The OSAKA HOCKEY sticks come standard with a 'soft touch' grip which supported with a foam underneath.
Foam takes away the vibrations and will make hitting the ball more comfortable.

Osaka Pro Touch BLACK/GREY (perforated)

which supported with a foam underneath.
Foam takes away the vibrations and will make hitting the ball more comfortable.

Osaka Pro Touch BLACK (buffed and perforated)

The buffed grip looks and feels like velvet
and gives you more grip an feeling.

BACKHAND BLADE TECHNOLOGYThe top of the OSAKA HOCKEY stick range is reinforced on the essential impact zones with Kevlar fibre.
Espacially the backhand zone is a lot stonger and enabling you to hit just as hard as you would do normally.
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