Category Archives: Equipment

Review of Grays GX6000 Scoop Xtra Hockey Stick

  Cost: Around £100. Dynabow profile. This was an impulse buy. In the sports shop with it in my hand, the ‘scoop xtra’ head appealed and seemed to cling to the ball. According to the Grays website  it is ‘ideal for hitting … Continue reading

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A beginner’s guide to choosing a field hockey stick

By Sean Nelson Editor Field Hockey Review Just starting field hockey or need a new stick? There are so many different options that finding the right stick for you can be a daunting task, writes Sean Nelson, editor of Field Hockey … Continue reading

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Hockey stick review: Grays GX8000 Midbow

GRAYS GX 8000 Mid Bow Hockey Stick I wanted to try a heavier, straighter stick so I thought I’d test out the GX8000 Mid Bow from Grays in a medium weight. I’m a devoted Grays stick fan so decided to choose from … Continue reading

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Gadget that helps you learn to dragflick. Does it work?

There’s a machine available to help you learn to dragflick. It’s what amounts to an elevated platform. It’s called the Sleeppush – and looks like a mini ski slope. But does it work – and can you buy one? From … Continue reading

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Jamie Dwyer’s secret weapon? Tape near the heel of his hockey stick

This is interesting. At 1:46 mins into this youtube clip, Jamie Dwyer mentions that he puts a bit of tape near the heel of his stick. “I put a little bit of tape on my stick to get that softness of the … Continue reading

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How to choose and buy a new field hockey stick

Apologies in advance, but this post is going to be a work in progress. I need a new stick.  My much-loved Grays Jumbow Grays Jumbow gx10000 review has worn to the point where the hook area is reduced. Time for a … Continue reading

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