Hockey sticks all have a so-called "curvature".
Each curvature has its own unique characteristics that match the player positions.
Continuous curves are indicated in millimeters (mm).
The more curvature a hockey stick has, the easier and harder you can push and / or drag the ball. Although the hard drag and drag push sounds attractive, these curves are not reserved for everyone. Hockey sticks with a lot of curvature also need a lot of experience and technology.
In addition to the curvature, the location of the curvature is also important. This position is usually indicated by the "curve location".
The curve location is measured from the curl to the place where the curvature begins.
The higher the number of the location curve, the right the hockey stick is.
For starting players, a hockey stick with a 300 mm curve location is recommended.
A 300 mm curve location is therefore one of the straightest hockey sticks. Right hockey sticks are ideal for learning hockey. For example, a relatively straight hockey stick requires less technology.
When do I use which curvature?
Curve locations can also be divided into well-known terms; Mid Bow, Low Bow & Extreme Low Bow.
As the technology has grown and the player has reached a certain point, the position at which the hockey player plays will be looked into. For example, there is a curve for each position on the field that will promote the game.
The mid-bow bend is usually around 300 mm, which means that the hockey stick is a little bit more straight. This curve is mainly used in the defensive and all-round game. For example, defenders and midfield players will often play with this curve. A Mid Bow curve provides a lot of control and easy acceptance.
The low bow curve is usually around 240 mm, which will ensure that the curve is slightly lower in the stick. This curvature is mainly used in the offensive and technical game. For example, attacking midfielders and strikers will play with this curve.
The low bow curve provides an easier push and / or sleep push.
In addition, the "scoop" is also easier to realize with this curvature.
Extreme Low Bow
The extreme low bow bend is usually around 200 mm, which will ensure that the bend is very low in the stick. This curvature makes the hockey stick very technical and dynamic. Short movements during "peeling" therefore become faster.
Certainly the drag pushing and scooping go extremely well and hard with this curvature.
Because of these properties, this curvature will best suit the real attacking players.
The dragflick hockey sticks are generally found in low and extreme low bow curves.
However, there is a big difference between a low bow and a drag-flick stick.
For example, with the dragflick hockey stick there is a real channel in the stick. This channel ensures that the ball sticks to the stick during a push and / or drag push. This gives even more power to the ball. These specific hockey sticks are used in the offensive positions.