Today a rather personal blogpost … or rather more about one of my hobby’s … FIELD HOCKEY! When I turned about 10, I started playing hockey! My love, my passion, my outlet, my excitement …. MY GAME! I really adore hockey! However when I started my studies as grown up student I stopped playing, since I travelled back and forth to my parents in Belgium quite a lot, so I felt it was a pity if I wasn’t able to play matches during the weekends! Not only because of missing out on the games, but also because hockey is a true team sport and I didn’t want to let my fellow players down. Now a few years later and graduated, I started playing again! Last year has been a true joy! It feels fab to play once more and I have a fantastic team.
However, although I figured I could use my old gear, I was sadly mistaken. While all my stuff had been lying around for a few years without being used, it almost broke down the second I picked it up haha! So next to having to buy a new Club tenue (I play at KHC Dragons), I also needed a fresh pair of shoes and most importantly a new stick! I went on a true quest to find the perfect one (for me) and I’m glad to tell you guys that I did! Just before the ending of last season I became a proud new owner of a fantastic, Grays, GX 6000 Micro! After playing with it for a couple of weeks, I can truly say that I’m extremely happy with it!
One of my biggest issues with finding a new stick was the fact that most grips are very thick and since I have rather petite hands, I found it difficult to dribble with a total control over both my stick and the ball. In addition I’m a firm hitter so I wanted something to enhance that ‘quality’. The ‘Xtra Stiff’ power rating and the sturdy carbon aramid fibreglass composite fulfil that search. Finally I like to sometimes slightly lift and scoop balls and because of the specialized thin headshape of the GX 6000 Micro, it becomes easier to get your stick underneath the ball. SO YES I’M A HAPPY GRAYS LOVING FAN and if you’re searching for a new stick for the following season, you should definitely check out their collection as well! I’m interested in knowing whom of you are playing hockey too? What’s your position, club and are you happy with your gear?
P.s. If you have any old sticks laying around, donate them to Kadish Foundation! They make sure that coaches in development areas can improve the quality of hockey life in their neighbourhood !