MERCIAN STICK BENDS
The Pro Bend incorporates a near maximum 23.5mm bow positioned just below the mid-point of the shaft. The shaft has then been shaped to give a thinner profile under the right hand and a balance point that favours the head end of the stick. This gives a combination of great stick turn-over due to the shape but enhanced hitting power because of the balance point and sweet spot.
The Ultimate Bend is the most aggressive low bow that we have ever made, the maxi-mum bend at the lowest legal point enhances drag flicking and aerial skills. It has a shaft weighting to aid stick head speed but still provide power and balance for the slapping and pushing associated with elite level skill execution.
Available on the Evolution 0.3 and 0.9 models, the concave face shape ‘cups’ the ball to help with close control, 3D skill execution and lifted passes. Within the FIH 4mm deviation guidelines, the DSH face was new for 2017 / 2018 collection and continues in the 2018 / 2019 range
The new innovative HEX bend is a hybrid model combining a lacrosse style handle and a conventional hockey shaft. The 6-sided grip means a player can feel the sticks position in the hand without looking and the shape specifically helps locate the extended finger associated with flicking along the spine of the stick. As the hexagonal handle shape merges into the hockey shaft it creates a flattened spine that increases the sticks stiffness. The edges then are also flattened to give a specific backhand hitting zone with a surface designed to aid both power and control on the reverse side. The shaft then also has the ultimate bend with its maximal curve to further enhance flicking and overhead skills.