As many of you will know the Women’s world cup has now come
to a close with some very exciting hockey players and lots of impressive
performances from the teams involved.
We would like to thank anyone would made the effort to come
to our stand! Whether it was testing out a crown stick in-person for the first
time or chatting to one of our staff about any questions you had.
We had a wonderful time meeting all of you and introducing
Crown to a whole bunch of new people.
Here are some photos from our time at the Hockey World Cup.
Today we wanted to share with you a recent review we received on our stick from Amsterdam Ladies own Leiah Brigitha, as part of Hockey Heroes TV.
We appreciate any review our sticks can get, good or bad comments we always fully take into consideration what players think and this has always been one of our main focuses right from the start, to have a stick that players enjoy playing with more than any other!
Hopefully you players have already seen the video above about how choose the correct stick size for you, but if not, or if you would like some extra detail I shall both re-cap and write a little bit extra within this blog post.
At Crown we believe that selecting the best stick size for you first means answering the three questions below:
How tall are you?
What's your playing style?
What is comfortable?
HOW TALL ARE YOU?
When asking for stick length advice, most players begin by stating how tall they are, which is a very usefully piece of information. But answering this question should really just be used to narrow your size range down. There are further questions to ask, and there are exceptions to the 'the taller you are the longer your stick should be' rule, as smaller players may wish go for a longer stick to gain some extra reach. Although if you were to push us for some general height to stick size guidelines we would give the following response/brackets:
Below 5.3' = <36.5
5.3 - 5.7 = 36.5 - 37
5.8 - 6.3 = 37 - 38
6.4 plus = 37.5 - 40
(this information is just what we have noticed from players feedback and sales, it should just be used as a general guideline and not as a definitive rule)
WHAT'S YOUR PLAYING STYLE?
Why we feel that this question is appropriate is because some skills within the game of hockey are easier with and longer stick and some skills are easier with a shorter stick. For example; longer sticks often mean more powerful hits, shorter sticks often results in improved control and dribbling skills, longer sticks mean that you have more reach, shorter sticks are lighter and player are more agile....and so on. So a further question could be; because of my play style "would I benefit from a longer/shorter stick?"
WHAT IS COMFORTABLE?
This is one for the physios and chiropractors, but ultimately this is probably the most important of the three questions. If you are not comfortable playing hockey then your performance will suffer, so overall it is best to pick within a size range that is comfortable to you, hockey is a tough game on the back, the shoulders, the neck the arms, the quads, everywhere! Comfort should be a high priority for all players.
At Crown we offer a lot of variety with length/sizes as, as standard, we offer inch and half inch sizes, but if you have a very specific requirement, even to the millimeter then we can easily accommodate for you.
If you still unsure about sizing please email us at email@example.com or get in contact with us over social media.
Good luck for 2018 to all the Crown fans out there!!!
Is a question that we frequently get asked here at Crown. Above is a video where I briefly go over a few points to think about, and questions that you should ask yourself to make sure that you are well equipped to answer this common bow shape conundrum. To summaries the main points of the video:
Do you drag-flick, try 3D skills or perform aerial passes often?
If so a low bow will make these skills easier, if not then maybe you could benefit from the characteristics of a mid bow.
Understand the difference between the two bow types:
Do you have any current problems that could be helped by a change in stick bow type?
Two example problems that we often see are:
Players accidentally lifting passes too often and giving their team mates a tough time as a result, this could be helped by switching to a higher bow position, such as a mid bow, as it is far harder to lift the ball with a mid bow, this means that players will be more likely to keep ground passes on the floor and reaching the targeted player.
Players not being able to make top corner shots, in this case switching to a low bow might be the solution to the problem as it is far easier to lift the ball, when striking with a low bow, as the low bow has a greater loft angle.
Feel free to ask as questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ultimately however, just go with what you believe to be most beneficial for your game.
At Crown we are looking to improve further and further to provide both awesomely functional and stylish products for our end user.With that in mind, we sought to create a stylish new grip bag that protect Crown silicone-backed grips, whilst in transit and on the retail shelf.
Made from a raw aluminium core and protective, PET inner and outer layer it provides a scratch and puncture resistant outer surface that’s 100% waterproof. Keeping Crown grips fresh and looking good on their way to you. The grips do not require any additional packaging, saving on time and material normally associated with packaging them up.
We have also introduced a sample pad
to the outside so that you can preview the soft, yet tacky feel and the spongy
silicone backing of the grip whilst keeping the fresh grip inside clean until
its needed.This bag features Crown’s signature
minimalistic and functional design whilst carrying forward our ethos to remain
the number one manufacture of high tech field hockey equipment. The packaging will now become a
feature of all Crown Grips ordered and will be rolled out in 6 countries
worldwide.Contact CEO Evan for inquires at email@example.com or simply to say hello.