Technology

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Fibreglass and carbon give hockey sticks their stiffness and striking power. Aramid improves the stick’s shock absorbing capacity, which gives you more feeling with the stick and more power over it. By using a composite we establish uniformity in form, balance and weight. It offers better striking power compared to wood and the sticks are more durable.

Nano resin technology

Lighter, more ball speed, better ball control and the perfect balance… That’s exactly what Nano Resin Technology (NRT-system) stands for. A spectacular innovation gratefully used by Dita for its newest generation of hockeysticks. NRT’s secret lies hidden in merging of multiple carbon fibre layers. The result is a much lighter stick with a new level of stiffness. NRT has created a miracle: optimal ball control and impressive strength. Revolutionary!  

Maintenance hockeysticks

To keep your hockey stick in good condition, you must take care of it. A damaged hockey stick can be repaired with fibre-glass and resin.
Always remove wooden hockey sticks from their bag and store them in a well ventilated area.

Head shapes hockeysticks

Over the years the shape of the ‘head’ has altered. Dita sticks are available with the following head shapes:

  • Midi heads are used by players who seek extreme control over their game play.
  • Maxi heads offer greater striking power due to the extra weight in the head.
  • J-shaped heads make it easier for players to dribble.
  • Power Hook gives players a perfect backhand and control during dribbling.
  • Grooved heads, the grooves or channels help to drain off water and so enable greater precision between ball and stick.

Weight hockeystick

As a result of modern hockey playing and technological developments, modern hockey sticks are manufactured from increasingly light composite materials.
Dita manufactures sticks in the following three weight categories; Light (L), Medium (M) and Heavy (H). As a result of modern composite technologies, composite sticks have a far greater striking power. Light-weight sticks offer the player better dribbling and handling speed, and are therefore more widely used nowadays.

Every player is different and requires a different stick to meet their individual needs. 

Powerindex hockeysticks

Dita lists its hockey sticks with a ‘Power Index’ (P.I.). Every Dita stick is reinforced in a unique manner. So every stick has a particular strength and stiffness resulting in specific striking power. The higher the Power Index, the more hitting power in your stick.

 

Composite
Range 2014
Headshape Weight Bending Full
Composite
Power
Index
Carbon Glassfibre Aramid
Nova 1000 J-Shape L S-Curve,
25mm
Full Composite 8.60 3% 87% 10%
Nova 2000 J-Shape L S-Curve,
25mm
Full Composite 8.80 5% 85% 10%
Giga 5.1 J-Shape L L-Curve,
24mm
Full Composite 8.80 5% 85% 10%
Giga 5.2 J-Shape L XL-Curve,
25 mm
Full Composite 9.20 10% 80% 10%
Giga 5.3 J-Shape L L-Curve,
24mm
Full Composite 9.40 15% 75% 10%
Giga 5.4 J-Shape L XL-Curve,
25mm
Full Composite 9.60 20% 70% 10%
Terra 10 Midi-Shape L M-curve,
22mm
Full Composite 9.60 25% 65% 10%
Terra 20 J-Shape L L-Curve,
24mm
Full Composite 9.80 30% 60% 10%
Terra 30 J-Shape L XL-Curve,
25mm
Full Composite 10.00 35% 55% 10%
J-Shape L XL-Curve,
25mm
Full Composite 10.20 40% 50% 10%
Exa 100 Maxi-Shape L S-Curve,
19mm
Full Composite,
NRT
10.30 50% 45% 5%
Exa 200 Midi-Shape,

Powerhook

L M-Curve,
22mm
Full Composite,
NRT
10.40 65% 30% 5%
Exa 300 J-Shape L XL-Curve,
25mm
Full Composite,
NRT
10.50 70% 25% 5%
Exa 400 J-Shape L L-Curve,
24mm
Full Composite,
NRT
10.60 80% 20% 5%
Exa 500 J-Shape,

Grooves

UL L-Curve,
24mm
Full Composite,
NRT
10.80 85% 10% 5%
Exa 600 J-Shape,

Grooves

UL XL-Curve,
25mm
Full Composite,
NRT
11.00 90% 5% 5%
Exa 700 J-Shape,

Grooves

UL XL-Curve,
25mm
Full Composite,
NRT
11.20 95% 3% 2%

 

Determine the correct length of your stick

In order to determine the correct length of your stick Dita advises a method where you stand upright to measure your stick. If you place the top of your stick under your armpit, the head of the stick touches the bottom of your kneecap. This measuring method assures the proper stick length. When you still have doubts about the length it can help to try dribbling a bit with the stick. If the stick feels comfortable and the top does not come too close to your stomach, it has the proper length.

Many children play with a stick that is too long. An important reason for this is that it looks cool to play with an adult model. Unfortunately children aren’t capable of handling this very well, so if that’s the case it is better for them to choose a junior stick with an adult head. 

Bending hockeysticks

S-Curve 19 mm:
The ‘Standard Curve’ is a conventional bow that suit a wide range of players.

Bending S-Curve 19mm

 

M-Curve 22mm:
The ‘Medium Curve’ is a perfect well balanced curve for players who are looking for extreme control in their play.

M-Curve 22mm

 

L-Curve 24 mm:
The ‘Late Curve’ suites a wide range of players who want te combine drag flick power, extreme control and feel in their play.

L-Curve 24 mm

 

XL-Curve 25 mm: 
The maximum bow just above the stick’s hook can perfectly used as a drag flick stick without losing control whenever you hit, dribble or stop the ball. That is what makes the ‘XL-Curve’ so populair.

Bending XL-Curve 24 mm