Established in Cambridge by world rackets champion H.J. Gray in 1855, Grays
is positioned as an elite performance line that supplies quality sports equipment,
specifically for racquets, cricket and hockey. The company is family-owned and
has remained that way to this day, currently operating as the 5th generation
and will continue to do so for years to come.
The brand continues to develop its composite range of field hockey sticks
for every level of the game. How? Hi-tech fibers specifically formulated in
deliberate directions and areas of the handle, blade and toe provide every model own
The features of these sticks include:
- The most advanced thermographite technology to ensure perfect
balance and stability
- High performance and durability
- Multi-directional fiber matrix construction
- Handcrafted handle design
Twin Tube Construction
- Offers a strengthening wall that augments build and improves
- Composed of a unique contour that adds protection against
the detriment of synthetic fields
- Provides extra reinforcement for “Low Backhand Zone’
What is the Low Backhand Zone?
The Low Backhand Zone, or ‘LBZ’, is an area of the shaft that is toughened
with fiberglass to allow shots to be made with the edge of the stick. Without
this reinforcement, sticks will deteriorate rapidly if these types of shots
are used often.
Energy Reduction Handle (ERH)
- Created to reduce the shock from impact transferred from the stick
into the player.
- Constructed with a thermo rubber sleeve that wraps around the handle
to help reduce and soften it, which allows the player to improve control
and feel during hitting and receiving, resulting in an overall better
first touch on the ball.
- Designed and shaped with a curve lower down the blade to help generate
“drag flick” momentum and created improved “reach zone” over which the ball
can be dribbled.
What is a “drag flick”?
A “drag flick” refers to a scoring technique that is primarily used on penalty
corners to take lifted shots on goal. This technique does not entail any form
of backswing, but rather, a push. This is the only type of shot that is permitted
to be lifted off the ground on a penalty corner with the intention of scoring.
- Contains a precise curve positioned mid blade to give players a combination
of high level technical skills and the opportunity to create excellent drag
- Designed for players at all levels who want extra control when dribbling
as well as the ability to lift the ball more easily when drag flicking.
- Constructed specifically with a “scooped out” curve shape through the
head of the stick for great control at full speed.
Improved Feel Area (IFA)
- Absorbs the initial impact of the ball with the surface of the stick
head and creates a softer touch.
- Constructed with shock absorbing fibers that better
first-touch control and improves the feel of the stick
- Powerbeam Technology stabilizes hitting speed
through increased power with reduced effort
- Anti-Torque Technology maximizes hitting speed
using advanced spine down the rear of the blade
- Improved Feel Area makes stopping control easier
and more consistent
- Constructed with two directional powerveins and fiber matrix that resist
- Carbon Nano Tubes in the
resin mix supplemented by Grays' composite fiber matrix construction
improve sticks performance
CranBarry also accommodates players who prefer traditional wooden
sticks versus composite. Gray’s sticks offer durable head construction that
allows for increased control when dribbling and receiving the ball.
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