Kookaburra

Stick Technology & Size Guide

science of the stick

At Kookaburra we’re rightly proud of our Hockey Stick Range. Every piece of equipment is packed with embellishing features, tested bespoke science and stylish eye-catching design. Optimising the best breakthrough enhancements from current Kookaburra research, the range has been redesigned to reflect some revolutionary breakthroughs in hockey engineering.

Designed by experts and perfected by players, Kookaburra enables you to hit the ball further, faster, harder – yet retain more control than ever before.

Bolstered by the latest advances in the lab, Kookaburra utilises its unique construction formats to put the ultimate hockey stick into your hands. Combining this season’s newest in vogue styles on the outside, with reliable precision-built sports engineering on the inside.

There are no hard and fast rules about what kind of stick a player should use. It's all down to personal preference.  

The bow on a stick refers to the amount of curvature along the playing surface from the top of the handle to the base of the head of the stick.  The position of the bow on a stick is used to assist with lifts, aerials, drag flicks, 3D Skills and better maneuverability (LBow = Low Bow / MBow = Mid Bow).

The amount of bow is measured by placing the stick on a flat surface and measuring the maximum distance between the surface and the playing area of the stick.

For drag flicks, it is typically preferred to have a bow placed lower on the stick and more toward the head (we recommend L-Bow Obscene 1 Shape).

Stick Power potential is enhanced by the level of carbon is in the stick composition.   Less carbon may allow the player to have more control and forgiveness when cushioning the ball. Some prefer a stiff stick as they increase the player’s ability to use deflection to their advantage.  Typically beginner players should start with a low amount of carbon and then slowly work their way up as their skill level increases.


BOW GUIDE

LBow Obscene 1 
LBOW OBSCENE 1.0 (Optimum Point 24.75mm through 200mm)
An adaptation of the original Obscene bow. Without losing any of its radical appear, the Obscene 1.0. with the assistance of our crafted oval handle has been beautifully re-engineered to maintain a dramatic bow profile.

 LBow Extreme 1
LBOW EXTREME 1.0 (Optimum Point 24mm through 222mm)
Building on LBow Extreme 2.0, the LBow Extreme 1.0 takes things to the next level. With a lower optimum point further assisting drag flick and 3D Skills.

 LBow Extreme 2
LBOW EXTREME 2.0 (Optimum Point 24mm through 240mm)
A variation of the conventional LBow 1.0, the Extreme 2.0 bow further assists with drag flicking by lowering and increasing the the size of the bow in order to create a more pronounced profile.

 LBow 1
LBOW 1.0 (Optimum Point 24.75mm through 265mm)
Our new LBow 1.0 shape offers our most streamlined head shape ever which assists with touch and feel without compromising power potential.

 MBow 1
MBOW 1.0s (OPTIMUM POINT 24mm through 310mm
Introducing our new MBow 1.0s. Designed and developed to produce a streamline head shape, generating unparalleled ball control and enhanced touch.

 MBow 1
MBOW 1.0 (OPTIMUM POINT 23mm through 320mm
For players who prefer a more conventional stick. The MBow 1.0 places the optimum point of the bow in the mid-section of the shaft, enhancing ball control and 'sweep hitting' techniques, whilst specialising the full blooded strike.

 MBow 2
MBOW 2.0 (OPTIMUM POINT 24mm through 410mm
Taking things to the next stage, the MBow 2.0 emphasises the MBow 1 effect by creating a more prominent bow further up the shaft. The result, unparalelled levels of playability and power.



STICK SIZE GUIDE

Selecting the right length of stick is vitally important if all skills of hockey are to be developed and performed well.  In general your height determines what length of stick you should use.  A lot of players use sticks are far too long - one the main reasons being that it is seen as 'cool' to play with a senior stick.  However using the wrong size will negatively affect the players performance, due to the length and mass not being balanced.  

Stick Length  Height of Player
5ft 8in + 37.5"
5ft 3in - 5ft 8in  36.5"
5ft - 5ft 3in  35"
4ft 9in - 5ft  34"
4ft 6in - 4ft 9in  33"
4ft 3in - 4ft 6in  32"
4ft - 4ft 3in  30"
4ft  28"



STICK TECHNOLOGY

Kookaburra's technical team has been extremely busy this year.  Not content with pushing the boundaries of innovative construction techniques, such as pioneering tri core, the group has worked on developing new streamlined stick shapes.  

 Kookaburra Hockey Oval Handle    
Oval Handle 
Crafted oval handle assists with maximizing the bow position to create a dramatic profile. Ergonomically designed for comfort and feel.

 Kookaburra Hockey Energy Groove    
Energy Groove
Helps to generate enhanced ball speed.  Assists with passing control and precision.

 Silicone   Silicone Sleeve
Silicone sleeve integrated into the handle for ultimate shock absorption and assists with enabling maximum power potential.
 Tri Core
  TRI CORE 
Implemented across a number of our top models, Tri-Core reconstructs' the sticks internal structure to offer optimum stiffness and improved power.
 Dual Core
   
DUAL CORE 
Used throughout the Kookaburra range, our Dual-Core construction creates high power with the perfect blend of playability and control.

 Innegra   INNEGRA EDGE
The lightest fibre commercially available in the world today.  Used with carbon fibre, Innegra forms an extremely resiliant ultra hybrid composite structure.

 Reinforced Edge   REINFORCED EDGE 
Kookaburra's have reinforced the backhand edge, strengthening a key area in stick construction, aiding and enhancing durability.
 Fabricated Carbon  
FABCRICATED CARBON

Tightly weaved carbon fibre is cross linked throughout the shaft, reducing the use of epoxy resin, providing unrivaled strength and power potential.
Skill Zone  
SKILL ZONE

Concave stick face shaping holds the ball with ease, giving unbelievable close control for 3D Skills, drag flicking and aerial prowess.

 Ultralite   ULTRALITE
There's lightweight and there's Ultralite!!  Kookaburra's range of Ultralite sticks are produced up to 4oz lighter and conventional sticks.
 Precision Edge  
PRECISION EDGE

The profile of the backhand edge has been precision flattened, enabling perfect execution of back hand shots time and time again.
 KCF  
KCF

Exceptional feel, improved control.  The texturised playing surface generates a more secure contact area, resulting in exquisite feel, control and agility.

   
SFR
Soft feel resin formulated into the core construction of the stick created unparalelled durability and exquisite feel on impact.