Jackson signs for STX

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  1. SPactionimages

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    Shrewd move by STX.
    Who frankly, have thrown their money around pretty effectively in the UK.
     
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    Ice hockey and field hockey. No other brand can offer that, nor has as deep pockets


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    Yeah this makes sense
     
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    @JBarron24 mentioned this on another thread, but this surely puts Grays in a difficult position with the AJ7? Do they pull this model from sale?

    The Grays SW13 (GR8000 Jumbow) seems to the popular (at my club anyway?!)
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but, that's because the GR8000 is the stiffest jumbow available yes?
     
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    Not sure about difficult position. I expect it'll just stay on sale (possibly discounted) and if people choose to buy it then so be it. Grays make some money whereas if they pull it they have stock they can't use and wasted development costs.
    *EDIT - Plus, some of the uninitiated who will buy it anyway because they believe it will make them the next AJ, will be blissfully unaware of the fact he isn't playing and has moved to STX. Marketing is a wonderful thing remember!! ;)

    As for the SW13, if its that popular and people want it they better hurry up. According to Grays UK website its a limited run. See below.....
    http://www.hockeyfactoryshop.co.uk/...w-maxi-sw13-limited-edition-hockey-stick.html

    • Limited Edition Grays hockey stick, as used by GB and England international hockey player - Sam Ward
    • Limited production: ONLY 100 sticks in the UK
    • Exclusive to Hockey Factory Shop
    • Head shape: Maxi 45°
    • Composition: 90% Carbon 10% Graphene
     
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    KN11000 is a Jumbow mate
     
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    Yeah just noticed that, what a strange stick.
     
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    The cynic in means thinks there's probably a lot more than 100 been made.
    Have they been numbered?
     
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    So it's 100% 'carbon' then (Graphene is a form of carbon)? Sorry, I don't buy that... in any sense of the word :rolleyes:
    And 'only 100 made' presumably means "Until we've sold them all, then we'll make some more":)

    Cynical, Moi?
     
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    Accurate, though Graphene seems to be some kind of compound. Either way I feel like it would be ridiculosly stiff.
     
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    Well, both Graphite and Graphene are carbon allotropes, so they are not a compound, but if they are combined, they can form a composite, like for example, carbon-fibre-reinforced-polymer, which is what most hockey sticks have as a major ingredient. All these composites are very strong and stiff, but the carbon composites tend to be brittle.
    In practice they are almost always combined with some aramid and/or glassfibre composites (or other more exotic ones!).to give them a little flex and impact resistance.
     
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    Having seen Sam Ward's stick yesterday (he was at m club for hockey fest) the label on the side says 90% Carbon 10% Graphene, yet the stick also had the Improved Feel Area label on the stick face. Looking at the grays website you get this:

    • Improved Feel Area: A special combination of shock-absorbing aramid and fibreglass softens the first touch of the ball, while a textured surface helps grip the ball.
    So somehow the stick is contains no aramid or fibreglass but uses them on the stick face?
     
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    I rest my case :) Did they mention the BS content ?
     

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