Fiberglass (or glass fiber)
-The basic material reinforcing the handle. It adds strength and durability
Carbon (or Graphite)
-Adds stiffness to the handle. The more experienced player can take advantage
of the increased hitting power without it having an adverse effect on
their receiving skills.
Kevlar (or Aramide)
-Adds strength to the handle, while also dampening the vibration. The
added flexibility allows for more control and “feel” when
hitting or receiving.
-Adds stiffness but also elasticity
-Similar to a glass fiber or carbon reinforcement but due to the nature
of this material, it is still, while allowing to stick to “give”
Types of Sticks:
-Consist of varying amounts of carbon, kevlar and fiberglass.
-Increased stiffness for advanced hitting power
-the higher the carbon content, the stiffer the stick, and the more powerful
-Better durability in wet weather conditions.
-Unlike sticks constructed of wood, once you find a composite model you
like, the next one will be exactly the same.
International College/Wood Sticks
-Carbon, Kevlar, and fiberglass wrap on the shaft provides strength and
durability for stronger hitting power.
-Stiffer sticks for more powerful drives.
-Full wrap of reinforcement materials enhances backhand skills.
-Wood facing for increased ball control.
-Used by international players
College/High School Sticks
-Carbon, Kevlar, and fiberglass reinforcement along the handle provide
strength and durability
-Increased flexibility in handle allows for comfortable “feel”
-Power and flexibility combined for stronger hits and better ball control
-Versatile and durable on grass or turf surfaces