Choosing a Hockey Stick

Science of the Stick


At Kookaburra we’re rightly proud of our hockey stick range. Every piece of equipment is packed with the latest technological advances and cutting edge style. Designed by experts and perfected by players, Kookaburra enables you to hit the ball further, faster, harder while retaining more control than ever before. When it comes to selecting your ideal stick, there are no hard and fast rules – it comes down to personal preference, comfort, and style of play.

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. The position of the bow on a stick is used to assist with lifts, aerials, drag flicks, 3D skills and general control. The amount of bow is measured by placing the stick on a flat surface and finding 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 - check out our LBow models.

Power potential of a stick is enhanced by the percentage of carbon in it's composition as it generally provides better feel and strength. Less carbon may allow a player to have more control and forgiveness when cushioning the ball. However, some players may prefer a more rigid stick as this increases the ability to use deflection to their advantage. Typically, Kookaburra recommend that beginner players start with a lower carbon stick before slowly working their way up as skill level increases.


Stick Sizing

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 that are far too long - one of 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.


Hockey Stick Size Guide

Below is our recommendation on the appropriate stick size based on player height.  This guide can be used for all Junior and Senior hockey Sticks.

28" - 122 - 4'
30" 122 - 130 4' - 4'3"
32" 130 - 137 4'3" - 4'6"
34" 137 - 152 4'6" - 5'
35" 152 - 161 5' - 5'3"
36.5" 161 - 178 5'3" - 5'10"
37.5" 178 + 5'10" +



Profiles & Bow Shapes

Bolstered by the latest advances in the lab, Kookaburra utilises unique constructions to put the ultimate hockey stick into your hands. Each of our profiles and bow shapes have been extensively tested and engineered to cater for all styles of play. Below is a guide to our most popular profiles.


Optimum Point: 24.75mm through 200mm

LBow Obscene 1.0 is an adapation 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.

Optimum Point 24.50mm through 210mm

State of the art profile.  Designed with the modern player in mind.  Aids 3D Skills and close control whilst offering all round playability.

Optimum Point 24.00mm 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 size of the bow in order to create a more pronounced profile.

LBOW 1.0
Optimum Point 24.75mm through 265mm

Our LBow 1.0 shape offers our most streamlined head shape ever which assists with touch and feel without compromising power potential.

Optimum Point: 24mm through 310mm

Introducing the MBow 1.0s.  Designed and developed to produce a streamlined head shape, generating unparalleled ball control and enhanced touch.

MBOW 1.0
Optimum Point: 21mm through 320mm

For players who prefer a more convential 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, whiles specialising in the full blooded strike.

MBOW 2.0
Optimum Point: 24mm through 410mm

Taking this to the next stage, the MBow 2.0 emphasises the Mow 1.0 effect by creating a more prominent bow further up the shaft.  The result is unparalelled levels of playability and power.

Stick Technology

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.
Helps to generate enhanced ball speed.  Assists with passing control and precision.
Implemented across a number of our top models, Tri-Core reconstructs the sticks internal structure to offer optimum stiffness and improved power.
Used throughout the Kookaburra range, our Dual-Core construction creates high power with the perfect blend of playability and control.
Kookaburra sticks have a reinforced backhand edge, strengthening a key area in stick construction, aiding and enhancing durability.
Tightly weaved carbon fibre is cross linked throughout the shaft, reducing the use of epoxy resin, providing unrivaled strength and power potential.
Concave stick face shaping holds the ball with ease, giving unbelievable close control for 3D Skills, drag flicking and aerial prowess.
There's lightweight and there's Ultralite!!  Kookaburra's range of Ultralite sticks are produced up to 4oz lighter than conventional sticks.
The profile of the backhand edge has been precision flattened, enabling perfect execution of back hand shots time and time again.
Exceptional feel, improved control.  The texturised playing surface generates a more secure contact area, resulting in exquisite feel, control and agility.
Soft feel resin built into the core construction of the stick creates unparalelled durability and exquisite feel on impact.
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