How to buy the best TK hockey stick in 2016
TK Hockey have sharpened the mulberry (and carbon) for the 2016 range of hockey sticks and produced some of the best specification and looks for TK hockey sticks in a long time.
This article gives a breakdown of the TK hockey stick range for 2016 so you can choose the best stick to buy online. We are working on reviews for all the sticks in the TK hockey range.
We are going to just focus on overview of the TK Composite outdoor sticks:
2016 TK Hockey Stick Models
In the outdoor composite hockey stick range from TK in 2016 there are 4 main models of sticks, each containing a number of sticks with varying specification. The models are:
TK ‘Total One’ – Top of the range
Top of the TK hockey stick pile are the new ‘Total One’ models. These have the major enhancement in 2016 of using the new carbon braid material technology, designed to make lighter, harder hitting sticks.
Just two models available in the Total One range.
TK ‘Platinum’ – Previous top of the range
Most advanced players will still suit the TK Platinum models of hockey sticks in 2016, which have retained the name and been enhanced with a fantastic new design. The main difference between the Platinum and Total One sticks are the manufacturing process, with the Platinum using the very well regarded nano-technology.
There are 4 sticks to choose from in the Platinum range
TK ‘Synergy’ – Club player stick
Used by many good players at club level, the TK Synergy models have a range of material compositions and bow shapes to suit most. In 2016 these have also received a face-lift to look even cooler.
One of the most exciting changes in the Synergy range is the introduction of the new Ultimate shape. Ultimate shape TK hockey sticks have a scoop type concave groove in the lower part of the shaft and through the face of the head to assist with ball control and 3D work.
A big range with 11 different sticks to choose from.
TK ‘Trilium’ – Entry level TK stick (still good)
These are good quality entry level sticks and the 2016 range introduces some of the bright exciting colours we always get from TK. Made to a really high standard these will make a great stick for keen Sunday players or perhaps those wanting to try a new shape bow.
Trilium sticks come in 6 different models.
Shaft bow shapes of the 2016 TK range
TK have 5 different shaft bow shapes in the 2016 range of sticks, ranging from one of the lowest most extreme bends to a nice subtle mid-bow. Nothing new here so if you have a previous favourite you will be able to buy the same shape online in 2016:
LATE BOW EXTREME
You will find this shape shaft on any TK hockey stick named “Deluxe’. It is the lowest bow at 200mm up from the floor with the full allowed 25mm bend.
LATE BOW PLUS
Found across the range, the Late Bow Plus shape from TK is still very low at 220mm up from the ground and uses the full 25mm bend allowance.
Sometimes catches out online buyers, TK’s Late Bow is 250mm up from the ground with a 25mm bend, a nice balanced shape for most.
Higher up the stick again at 300mm, the Mid-bow shape is also slightly less of a bend at just 22mm, though still significant enough for controlling the ball.
For the player who wants to a straighter stick, TK offer a few sticks with the smooth bow which is 300mm up from the ground and just a subtle 10mm bend.
TK Hockey stick range with Material Composition in 2016
The 2016 range from TK is still very big, there is more to the sticks than just the shape and material composition but we can’t fit all the different type of technology in to one article or it will go on forever.
Below is a full list of this year’s TK range of outdoor composite sticks in 2016, including the shape and material composition.
If you click on the name of the stick it will take you to the best place to buy online. Where we have reviews and articles on each stick, there will be a link below
Total One CB 512 – Centre Sweet Spot shape – 100% Carbon
Total One CB 256 – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 90% Carbon / 10% Kevlar
Platinum 1 (P1) Deluxe – Late Bow Extreme (200mm up, 25mm bend) – 100% Carbon
Platinum 1 (P1) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 90% Carbon / 10% aramid
ORANGE Platinum 2 (P2) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 80% Carbon / 20% aramid
BLUE/YELLOW Platinum 2 (P2) – Mid Bow (300mm up, 22mm bend) – 80% Carbon / 20% aramid
Synergy 1 (S1) – Late bow Extreme (200mm up, 25mm bend) – 100% carbon
Synergy 1 (S1) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 80% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 10% fibreglass
Synergy 2 (S2) Plus – Late Bow Plus (220mm up, 25mm bend) – 70% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 20% fibreglass
Synergy 2 (S2) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 70% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 20% fibreglass
Synergy 3 (S3) Deluxe – Late Bow Extreme (200mm up, 25mm bend) – 60% Carbon / 10% aramid / 30% fibreglass
Synergy 4 (S4) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 50% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 40% fibreglass
Synergy 5 (S5) – Mid Bow (300mm up, 22mm bend) – 40% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 50% fibreglass
Synergy 6 (S6) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 30% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 60% fibreglass
ULTIMATE Synergy 1 (S1) Deluxe – Ultimate Spoon Shape (250mm up, 25mm bend) with Ultimate Spoon face – 100% Carbon
ULTIMATE Synergy 4 (S4) – Ultimate Spoon Shape (250mm up, 25mm bend) with Ultimate spoon face – 50% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 40% fibreglass
ULTIMATE Synergy 6 (S6) – Ultimate Spoon Shape (250mm up, 25mm bend) with Ultimate spoon face – 30% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 60% fibreglass
Trilium 1 (T1) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 50% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 40% fibreglass
Trilium 2 (T2) Plus – Late Bow Plus (220mm up, 25mm bend) – 40% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 50% fibreglass
Trilium 3 (T3) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 30% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 60% fibreglass
Trilium 4 (T4) – Late Bow (250mm up, 25mm bend) – 20% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 70% fibreglass
Trilium 5 (T5) – Smooth Bow (300mm up, 10mm bend) – 10% Carbon / 10% Aramid / 80% fibreglass
Trilium 6 (T6) – Smooth Bow (300mm up, 10mm bend) –10% Aramid / 90% fibreglass
That’s it! Only 23 hockey sticks to choose from!
We will have articles on the Platinum and Synergy range coming out individually very soon and we will be giving individual reviews of the awesome new Total One range also.
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