Best Hockey Sticks for Forwards

Best Hockey Sticks for Forwards

Fast, skilful and dynamic - you need a stick which will help to eliminate even the best of defenders.

Fast, skilful and dynamic - you need a stick which will help to eliminate even the best of defenders.

skills

As a forward you will usually find yourself in positions where you’re either outnumbered, or one on one. For this reason, owning a stick which will help you with your elimination skills is probably one of the most important points to consider when choosing the best hockey stick for you. 3D skills are generally easier to perform if you can get under the ball, and so sticks which have an Extreme Low Bow Mould are going to be most suited to you. In addition, sticks which are lightweight in construction will not only help you move quickly, but allow for faster hands to be able to beat your opposing player.

Tip: Dragon’s AeroCarbon tech makes our hockey sticks some of the lightest and most powerful in the industry.

length

While stick length is usually dictated by your height, being a forward, you should try to lean towards sticks which are on the shorter side. A shorter stick will naturally be lighter, and will most definitely be more manoeuvrable. However, going too short could make life difficult for you. The best way to think of it is if you’re on the border of a size, then go for the smaller option. You can use our size guide on this page to see which stick you should get.

TOMAHAWKS / REVERSE STICK SHOT

Just like a great football striker, the best hockey forwards can score from both sides of their body. So, the best hockey sticks for forwards offer strong reverse stick sides, ensuring your stick lasts for longer. Also, look for a hockey stick mould which has a thinner profile - allowing you to get under the ball more and hit the top corners of the goal.

Tip: Dragon’s Extreme Low Bow (XLB) sticks come with reinforced reverse stick backhands and a slimmer profile. Making it easier to execute those all important Tomahawks.

Weight

While weight isn’t as much of a factor these days, the best hockey forwards do generally need a stick which lighter. This keeps your hands hands fast and quick on the pitch too. As mentioned above, the best way to do this is to aim for a shorter stick. One other important point to note here is to be careful of how many grips you put on your stick. This not only adds to the weight, but can also change the balance of it too.

power

Every forward dreams of hitting the ball from the top of the D - beating the keeper in the top corner of the goal. To achieve this, you’ll need a stick which offers extreme power. The difference in power is determined by the amount of carbon in the stick. Unfortunately, this also affects the price of the stick too. More carbon = more expensive stick. If you can afford a high carbon percentage stick, then great, but if you’re limited by your budget, just make sure you consider the above points first.

Tip: Dragon sticks feature the latest in AeroCarbon bonding, which, during the manufacturing process creates microscopic honeycomb structures in the carbon - increasing strength, but more importantly power.

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