Field Hockey Sticks : The Shape of the Game
Field hockey sticks have evolved from handmade sticks made from mulberry saplings to finely made wood, composite, and fiberglass-reinforced sticks for today's field hockey player that provide the player with greater control and power. From that Shorti head that came from limitations of materials to today's fully composite sticks ideal for drag-flicking, field hockey sticks have undergone a fast evolution.
Longstreth carries composite sticks with high carbon content for increased power. We also carry wooden sticks for indoor play, and fiberglass-reinforced wooden sticks for players learning and developing their skills.
Selecting the Right Field Hockey Sticks
Once upon a time, choice in sticks meant whether you wanted mulberry, ash or hickory wood. Now players can select from composite sticks, fiberglass-reinforced wood, or simply wood. At Longstreth we carry the finest brand names in field hockey equipment like TK, Gryphon, Ritual, Dita, STX and more. If you are looking for a brand but don't see it on our website, just call and ask!
Beyond the material, players must choose the right length, weight, head shape and bow position. When you consider that the stick is an extension of a player's arms, and must be lightweight yet strong enough to offer plenty of power, you realize how important the right stick selection is.
Fortunately, at Longstreth, you have the ready advice of field hockey experts on all these issues. When you ask the Field Hockey Expert, you are not relegated to some offshore call center. From 2008 to today, only genuine field hockey experts answer the many questions players, parents and visitors have in the Field Hockey Forum. A quick browse through past postings can give you plenty of thoughts on stick selection, or you can ask a new question based on your unique circumstances.
Contact Longstreth today for the widest selection of field hockey sticks. Whether you need wood, indoor, goalkeeper or composite sticks, turn to Longstreth for the finest service and quality in field hockey sticks.