Triple Core Technology, high-power!!
High Friction Face
Sand finish grip
Low Bend - CB2
36.5 / 37.5, Light
Anywhere where high performance is required Carbon Fibre’s superior strength to weight ratio offers significant advantages, and sporting goods are no exception. It is used to replace or reduce metal, wood and steel con- tent in a wide variety of sports applications. Carbon strands are made up of multiple filaments. 1K means 1000 filaments per strand. The greater the number of fibres the heavier the material. 1K Carbon is found in the electronics industry and used in military grade equipment. 3K and 6K are found in different types of sporting goods. 12K is usually considered too heavy for use in hockey sticks, further specifications exist but are increasingly heavy and not used in sports goods. Mercian uses Carbon from UK and European plants as well as the highly regarded Toray Carbon from Japan, the importation of such materials into Pakistan rather than using local materials increases the manufacturing cost but this is more than outweighed by the increase in the quality of the finished product.
SUMMARY: Stiffness, durability, power, and very high strength to weight ratio allowing for a high performance light-weight hockey stick.
TRIPLE CORE TECHNOLOGY
In recent seasons, the standard hockey stick using 2 internal chambers has been rivalled with sticks using 3 and occasionally 4 internal chambers. This ‘new’ Triple Core technology uses an internal dual spine design which creates three chambers within the shaft rather than just one spine, different to the two chambers as our other models use in their convention- al manufacturing process. The reality of this construction is that the dual spine increases stiffness and allows a greater generation and transfer of power from player to ball reducing the need for high levels of carbon.
The Evolution line sticks feature a silicon based resin coating on the face of the sticks. Increased friction on the head of a stick, as seen on many of the leading brands products, enhances ball control and skill execution. On the Evolution models we have created that friction surface using silicon rather than silica. These tiny (black) rubber particles give a texture to the surface and because they have the characteristics of rubber they can squash (compress) and at a microscopic level provide a degree of ‘damping’ and assist with stopping and ball control.
Mercian Sports Company was founded in 1974, hockey was on grass and the game was played with long headed wooden sticks.
The last 40 years have seen significant changes with the introduction of artificial turf, changes to rolling substitutions, abollishment of offside and goalkeepers even wearing helmets.
The single greatest change to equipment was the move to compsite sticks and the increased hitting power that was the result.
The first Mercian composite sticks to be included in this material revolution were the Manta, Hammerhead and Burn.
They used the most advanced materials and were the core models in our global range.
Now for the 2016 / 2017 collecton they are back. Using a wide ‘spread’ Japanese carbon, triple core technlogy and 3 completely new bends, reminiscent of the Crazy Bend one, two and three they offer the perfect blend of the tradition, heritage and knowledge that we have gained over those 40 years combined with the most up to date techniques and technologies.