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Looking to buy a new field hockey stick and not sure how to pick the one thats right for you?  

There are Several Things to Consider when purchasing a stick... Length, Weight, Skill Level, Head Shape, Composition, and the Bow (or bend) of a stick.

 

Length
It is Important to have the correct size stick to execute both basic and advanced skills. The length can be the different maker in completing a pass, making a tackle, or making a mistake. 

Typically, the stick should come up to the top of your hip bone. Below are some basic height/size guidelines.

Height Stick Length Shop By Size
4' & Under 28" Shop 28" Sticks
4'1" - 4'3" 30" Shop 30" Sticks
4'4" - 4'6" 32"  Shop 32" Sticks 
4'7" - 5' 34"  Shop 34" Sticks 
5'1" - 5'3" 35-35.5" Shop 35-35.5" Sticks
5'4"-5'9"  36-36.5" Shop 36-36.6" Sticks
5'10" & Over 37-37.5" Shop 37-37.5" Sticks

*The most common used stick length is 36"- 36.5"   


Weight

Field Hockey sticks range in weight from 535 grams to 560 grams. The appropriate weight of the stick typically depends on personal preference, however there are advantages to both a lighter stick and a heavier stick
Light Weight (535g-545g) - A light stick allows for quick wrist movement making it easier to have a quick backswing and stick skills. It also helps with a flawless reception. 
Heavy Weight (550g-560g) - A heavier stick can aid in adding more power to your hits and adds some durability. 

Skill Level
We have our sticks categorized 4 different ways. Elite, Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginner.  
Elite - The best of the best! Harrow Elite sticks are recommended for highly skilled players that desire power paired with precision. Typically higher carbon content.
Advanced- The best of both worlds. Harrow Advanced Sticks offer an even balance of power and control helping players continuously improve their skills.
Intermediate - The best ticket to the next level. Harrow Intermediate sticks continue to focus on control but introduce a key element of power to elevate your game.
Beginner- The best for the basics! Harrow Beginner sticks are perfect learning tools for first time players focusing on control and fundamental skills.  

Head Shape

*more information coming soon

Composition 
Field Hockey Sticks can be made of different materials, the most popular materials used in a stick are Carbon, Fiberglass, Wood, and Aramid. Each Component creates different effects in the stick.
Carbon- Carbon adds stiffness and power to a field hockey stick. Put simply, the higher the carbon percentage translated to the greater the power output.  
Fiberglass- Fiberglass is used as a reinforcing material to add durability and strength. Fiberglass can also add an element of power when used by itself, but when use in combination with carbon it works as a reinforcement. 
Wood- Wood is the least stiff of all the materials, it add an element of flexibility and forgiveness in the stick, allowing for clean receptions with out needed as much technical skill. Wooden sticks are a great tool to learn on. 
Technora-  Technora sets Harrow Sports sticks apart from the competition. As stated before Carbon adds power to a stick however it adds a bit a stiffness as well. When you add technora to the composition of a stick you can use less carbon without losing the power.  

Bow 

*more information coming soon