Science of the Kookaburra 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 such as our LBow and Concave profiles.

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.




Find the perfect hockey stick for your game

The Kookaburra range of hockey sticks is amongst the best and we’re here to help you find your perfect match. For high-performing designs made using the latest technology, there’s no better market place to shop. Connect with us online today for premium hockey sticks and discover your winning potential.

Look to us for Pro Player Sticks, Ultralite Sticks, MBow Sticks, LBow Sticks, Wooden Sticks and hockey stick grips.

You can also share in the excitement by learning from some of our professional athletes here or by keeping up to date on our Kookaburra Hockey socials.

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: 21mm through 320mm

For players that prefer a more conventional stick. The MBow Classic places the optimum point of the bow in the mid-section of the shaft, enhancing ball control and "sweep hitting" techniques, whilst assisting the full bloodied strike.

Optimum Point: 24mm through 310mm

Designed & Developed with a streamlined head shape to enhance ball control and touch.


Optimum Point: 24.75mm through 265mm

The LBow offers a streamlined head shape with a lower optimum point to assist with touch and feel without compromising power potential.

Optimum Point: 24 mm through 240mm

Further assists with drag-flicking by lowering and increasing the size of the bow in order to create a more pronounced profile.

Optimum Point: 24.75 mm through 200mm

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

Stick Technology

Kookaburra Hockey Oval Handle FORGED CARBON TECHNOLOGY
The very latest in hockey stick advances. Forge Technology is constructed using small pieces of carbon that are pressed into shape as the resin cures. The result is a stick that contains higher fibre volume than traditionally made models, increasing strength, and providing an unparalleled aesthetic.
Carbon Fibre has unbelievably high tensile strength at remarkably low weight making it ideal for hockey stick construction. As a consequence, Kookaburra's range of composite sticks combines extreme power potential with supreme playability.
Additional core to the internal structure gives stiffness and ultimate power output. Eliminates torsional movement and aids clean striking.
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.
Extremely durable material whilst also boasting good shock absorbing characteristics. Similiar to carbon fibre, it also has a high ratio to surface area to weight, making it perfect for hockey sticks.
Extremely durabe and impact resistant. Lightest fibre commercially available in the world today.
There's lightweight and there's Ultralite!!  Kookaburra's range of Ultralite sticks are produced up to 30 grams lighter than regular lite sticks. Designed to enhance overall stick skills and control, without compromise on power output.
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.

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