Hitchin Rugby Club win the "Corona Cup", there's a 10km race running through Hitchin Town Centre this Sunday, International Hockey is back on and the cricket season may have begun, but still falls victim to the weather gods! Read more about what's happening in the District right here!
Choosing Your Shape
Hockey sticks come in a variety of shape profiles (often referred to as bows, moulds or bends) and lay-ups (sometimes called compositions or constructions). While different brands use different terms to describe the various options in their ranges, the underlying principles have some commonality across the market....
THE WEIGHT AND BALANCE OF A STICK
There is a lot of science about weight and balance of an object and how that impacts distance or force. Force = Mass x Acceleration The weight and balance is all about how the stick feels for a player. Feel is the most important thing and that is why picking the right weight and balance for you is so important. Yes, a heavier stick will impact potential hitting power slightly, but a lighter stick is easier to move. You choose what is more important.
CHOOSING THE MODEL
Stick companies offer so many sticks now, from the previous article you are now aware of how to understand the shapes of the stick, but what about the next question, “Which model do I pick?....."