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Adult Field Hockey Intermediate 50% Carbon Mid Bow Stick FH500

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Product Features

Adult Field Hockey Intermediate 50% Carbon Mid Bow Stick FH500 is designed for

50% carbon for rigidity and power combined with 1 mm foam under the grip to dampen vibrations for comfort.

A photo of the Adult Field Hockey Intermediate 50% Carbon Mid Bow Stick FH500 in use

Ball control

50% carbon requires greater control. The mid bow makes dribbling/pushing easier.

Power

50% carbon provides improved power, the mid bow adds power to your push.

Easy to handle

Mid bow 24 mm/300 mm, 1.2 lbs and 390 mm balance for superb maneuverability

Vibration dampening

The stiffness of the carbon is offset by the PE/EVA foam under the grip.

Ergonomic grip

Comfortable perforated PU grip, handle diameter of 30 mm

Durability

The 50% carbon and 5% Aramid fibers confer more durability.

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Adult Field Hockey Intermediate 50% Carbon Mid Bow Stick FH500,neon lemon lime

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The FH500 feels really light which makes it a perfect choice for players who prefer speed over anything else. While on the pitch, its striking blue colour catches the eyes of others instantaneously.


Hello Naz!
Thank you for leaving a review on our FH500 field hockey stick.I am glad that you like the stick.

The 50% carbon on the stick is perfect for intermediate players to execute their sweep and hit.

I hope i will bump into you one day in the pitch.
Train hard.

Cheers,
Syahmi
Field Hockey Sport Leader
Syahmi
9/18/2019
Good

Very good product

Hello Shantan,
Thank you for your feedback & recommendation.
Please keep us posted on the wear & tear of the stick. I am sure this stick will help you in improving your practice of Hockey.
Kindly keep in mind our FH900 full carbon stick if you want to upgrade.
Best regards,

Jaspreet
9/7/2018
Super stick rapport qualité prix

Ce stick est vraiment un super achat. Rapport qualité prix excellent. De plus son look est assez sobre mais néanmoins assez coloré. Petit bémol pour moi sur le grip qui est assez désagréable. Mais cela peut facilement être remplacé, donc finalement pas tellement grave ! Un achat que je conseille pour les joueurs réguliers (2/semaine) sans aucune crainte ! Le tester, c'est l'adopter !

Additional Product Information

Composition

Shaft

  • 50% Carbon
  • 45% Fiberglass
  • 5% Aramid

Grip 1

  • 100% Polyurethane

Bow, weight and balance

Mid bow; bow position: 300 mm; bow height: 24 mm; weight: 1.2 lbs +/- 0.7 oz; balance: 390 mm

Design

Japanese 12 K 800 Tex carbon fiber (Toho Tenex) and 1080 Tex fiberglass. Hollow twin channel structure. Aramid in the head. Slimmer shaft for improved grip and handling. 45° head for maneuverability. Slimmer head and toe for maneuverability. 1 mm polyethylene ethylene-vinyl acetate (PE-EVA) foam under the grip to dampen vibrations. Perforated polyurethane (PU) grip (1.8 mm thick) for good grip.

Design (cont.)

Total handle diameter 31 mm. Shaft width and length at 18.5" from tip: 1.5" / 3.9".

What are hockey sticks made of?

While hockey sticks were traditionally made from wood (oak, mulberry), today most sticks (and especially the most technical) are made from composites (fiberglass, carbon fiber and Aramid fiber; Kevlar is the brand name of a type of Aramid). Sticks may also be 100% wood, in wood with fiberglass reinforcements, 100% fiberglass, in fiberglass with a fairly high carbon content (often 5%-10% Aramid when the percentage of carbon is very high).

Features and uses

Fiberglass is harder and more rigid, lightweight and abrasion resistant than wood. It will give you more power but less control and a greater feeling of hardness. Carbon is lighter and more rigid still, providing even greater power and less control if your technical skills aren't at a high level. Aramid is used in addition to carbon in the shaft to dampen vibrations. It may also be used in the heel for increased abrasion resistance.

How is a composite stick made?

A stick made of composites is made of several sheets of fiber rolled around a hollow core, which is made of 1 or more channels. The mix of components, the number of fiber layers and the core structure vary in the different sections of the stick and from one stick to another. The percentage of carbon alone does not tell you very much about a stick's features.

Choosing the right composition

Children just learning to play should opt for wooden sticks. As they improve, they can switch to a fiberglass stick and later to a stick with a reasonable percentage of carbon. Adult beginners can start out with a fiberglass stick. Adults at an intermediate or advanced level should choose a carbon percentage that corresponds to their playing style (a balance of control and power).

What is the bow on a stick?

A hockey stick is not straight but rather has a curve (called the bow). The curve varies by its maximum height (the maximum vertical space between a stick set on a flat surface and that surface) and the place where this height is at its maximum, measured from the tip of the head (called the bow position). Traditionally, sticks had a bow height of around 15 mm and a bow position around halfway up the stick.

Types of bows

A "standard bow" is when the bow height is around 17 mm to 20 mm and the bow position is at 300 mm. A "mid bow" stick generally has a bow height of around 23 mm to 24 mm with a bow position at 300 mm. For a "low bow" stick, these measurements are usually 24 mm to 25 mm and 250 mm. An "extra low bow" stick will be 24 mm to 25 mm and 200 mm.

Choosing the right bow

Beginners should choose a standard bow. Intermediate or advanced players looking mainly for ball control, passing and shooting should choose a mid bow. Advanced players who dribble a lot and have strong 3D skills and perfect control during quick play can go for a low bow stick. For drag flicking, choose an extra low bow.

Stick weights

According to FIH rules, the maximum stick weight for field hockey is 1 lb 10 oz (737 g). Most adult sticks (sizes 36.5"-37.5") weigh between 1.1 lbs and 1.3 lbs. Children's sticks start at 14.1 oz. Stick weights may vary by 0.7 oz to 1.1 oz even for the same model due to manufacturing processes.

Why is balance important?

For sticks of equal weight, the way the weight is distributed across the stick is what makes the difference. The balance is the gravity point as measured from the tip of the head. A balance closer to the handle will feel light. This makes handling easier. A balance closer to the head (called head heavy) will feel like there's more weight in the hands. This increases the stick's power.

Choosing the right weight and balance

If you need maneuverability, choose a lightweight stick with a higher balance. If you're looking for power, choose a heavy stick with a lower balance.

Which size?

Stick sizes are given in inches. 1" = 2.54 cm. For adults, the standard size is 36.5". Certain sticks are available in 37.5", for greater reach and increased power. They are for very advanced players. A player over 6'1" may also choose a 37.5" stick, but they should make sure the other features (composition, bow, etc.) are suited to their level.

Did you know?

According to FIH rules, a field hockey stick may not be longer than 41" (105 cm).

Basic tip

The right stick is one with the right size, composition (an internal structure), bow, weight and balance for you.

Designer

This stick was designed by our product development team comprised of field hockey players who are passionate about their sport (product managers, designers, engineers, garment designers, and prototype and lab technicians) as well as Decathlon materials and composites process specialists, our technical partner Jill Boon (a player for the Belgian Red Panthers) and one of world's leading hockey stick manufacturers.

Information

The information here was provided by the manufacturer or observed by our teams from samples received from the manufacturer.

Segmentation

adult/intermediate/midbow/40-60%carbon

Origin

Imported

Product testing

Our sticks are tested in the lab and in the field by our panel of testers under real playing conditions.

Storage instructions

Wipe off any sand that remains on your stick.

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