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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:42 pm 
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Hi all,

I wonder if someone could advise please. DS starts indie in sept and we need to get a hockey stick for him. Could anyone let me know of a good make with a reasonable price please? What sort of things do I need to know about hockey sticks when I am buying them ie price range, sturdyiness (is that a word) etc.

Ta V muchly in advance!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:59 pm 
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If you got to a "proper" sports shop they will measure your son for a stick & suggest one according to how much hockey he is going to play & to what standard. Don't expect to pay less than £20/£25 for an entry level stick. Alternatively at the supermarket type sports shop (sport & soccer / j j b etc) you can pick up a stick for less than £10 - but you get what you pay for - usually a wooden stick, which is not as hardwearing and heavier than composite/carbon fibre - but perfectly adequate for a once a week games lesson. Popular makes Mercian, Grays, Slazenger.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:10 pm 
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This was discussed last year. Have a go at a search.

But my recommendation...

http://www.milletsports.co.uk/productmore.php?pid=11967

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:20 pm 
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As well as a hockey stick please get your DC a gumshield, my DD knocked another girl's front tooth last term!


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Master yoyo shattered the bone in his little finger and the knuckles refereeing a hockey match (he couldn;t play because he had broken his ankle!)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:55 pm 
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yoyo123 wrote:
Master yoyo shattered the bone in his little finger and the knuckles refereeing a hockey match (he couldn;t play because he had broken his ankle!)


Double ouch :cry:


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DS was in school team (Y7) and was advised to get composite stick.We got a Gray's one which was about £60.
All good schools should do gum shield fitting where company comes to school and does moulds , later delivering custom made gum shield. DS's school had OPro gum shields.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:23 am 
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DS is very into hockey and his y6 school team are going to be competing in the national schools finals on Friday! :shock: An amazing achievement given that the school is fairly small - only one y6 class of 30 children.

Having watched the standard of hockey in these kids and also bearing in mind that they play on astro these days not grass, I would say that shin guards are an absolute necessity too! the speed and strength they can hit that ball is scary!

I would also go for a carbon fibre or composite stick as wooden ones are heavy in comparison and in DSs (state & not at all posh) school, kids with wooden sticks are made fun of :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:12 am 
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hi all,

thx for all the replies - it has enlightened me loads!! DS is having gum shield fitted at school and we are going to get shin pads - i take it any shin pads will do? as long as they do the job or are they specific to the type of sports?

kind regards


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Please can you stick Jolly in your title thread? Image


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