Mercian Evolution 0.6
85% Carbon construction hockey stick with multiple material composite base layers for durability, torsional strength and ‘feel’.
The Evolution 0.6 is available in Pro Bendto aid regular skill execution and HEX bend. The flatter face profile of the PRO (compared to the Ultimate and DSH) aids pure hitting and slapping skills, both in terms of accuracy and the tendency to lift the ball. The 85% carbon construction creates a stick that easily transfers a high percentage of a player’s energy to the ball, offering high ball speeds on slaps and hits.The HEX bend is a hexagonal handle giving unique positioning feel for the palm of the hand and fingertips. The handle flattens into the shaft giving enhanced stiffness because of the clear spine and also an identifiable backhand area. The 15% of ‘other’ composite materials ensures a good level of vibration control and offers a softness that helps ball control and connects the players to the ball for a higher level of skill execution than just a power focussed product.
The new innovative HEX bend is a hybrid model combining a lacrosse style handle and a conventional hockey shaft. The 6-sided grip means a player can feel the sticks position in the hand without looking and the shape specifically helps locate the extended finger associated with flicking along the spine of the stick. As the hexagonal handleshape merges into the hockey shaft it creates a flattened spine that increases thesticks stiffness. The edges then are also flattened to give a specific backhand hittingzone with a surface designed to aid both power and control on the reverse side. Theshaft then also has the ultimate bend with its maximal curve to further enhance flickingand overhead skills.