What Carbon percentage is right for my hockey stick?

Field hockey sticks were once all made out of wood, various technology advancements over the past couple of years have changed to mean most sticks are made from composite . While you can still find solid wood sticks out there, most modern and higher-level sticks are of this nature. Varying levels of composites alter the performance, weight, power, and stiffness of a stick, as well as its price. So to make sure you're getting the right stick for your skill level and needs, it's important to know what each material offers, and what it is designed for:
Carbon Content:
  • Designed for stiffness and rigidity, greater carbon content in a stick gives it harder hits and more power.
  • Carbon content can run as high as 95% of a stick's make-up, although even a 50% carbon stick is still going to give you elite-level power.
  • Carbon-heavy sticks are inherently less-forgiving than other materials, and require greater skill to maneuver and wield. They also tend to be a little heavier than other sticks.
  • Sticks with more carbon content are recommended for advanced and elite-level players.
Our sticks are 95% or 75% carbon respectively you can find more information about them on our shop page.
  • Found in almost every composite field hockey stick on the market, in some level, fiberglass adds durability, power, and feel to a stick.
  • Similar in nature to carbon, but more economical, fiberglass delivers the feel of a high-end, high-performance stick without the high price tag.
  • Fiberglass sticks also tend to be lighter, and less rigid than carbon-heavy sticks, making them more forgiving and better designed for young, new, or developing players.
  • Meant to dampen and absorb vibrations sent through the stick when striking and receiving balls, aramid is a great balancing material found in many field hockey sticks.

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