Stick and size guide

Choose the Best Field Hockey Stick for you!

What field Hockey stick length do I need?

Choosing the right field hockey stick size is crucial for players of all levels. A well-fitted stick can improve your performance and prevent injuries. Our field hockey stick size chart provides a comprehensive guide to help you select the right stick length based on your total height.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, our field hockey stick size chart is a valuable resource for finding the right stick length.

We also recommend taking into consideration your playing style and position when choosing a stick. For example, defenders may prefer a shorter stick for greater control, while forwards may prefer a longer stick for increased reach.

Player Height (Ft) Player Height (cm) Stick Length (in)
< 4' < 122 cm 28"
4' - 4'3" 122-130 cm 30"
4'3" - 4'6" 130-137 cm 32"
4'6" - 4'9" 137-145 cm 34"
4'9" - 5' 145-152 cm 35"
5' - 5'11" 152-180 cm 36.5"
5'11" - 6'4" 180-192 cm 37.5"
> 6'4" > 192 cm 38"
* Field hockey stick size chart

What's a bow?

The Bow of a hockey stick identifies the position of the arch in the stick shape. If you place the flat side of the stick on a plain/flat surface and the measurement of distance between the surface and the upper edge of the stick is know as the bow.

Low Bow

Used as attacking midfielders and specialized in 3D skills, drag flicks and power hits.

Pro Bow

Used as midfielders and specialized in ball control, hitting forehand and backhand.

Mid Bow

Used as defensive/controlling player and specialized in control, hitting and passing the ball

Proto Bow

Used as attacking possition and specialized in drag flicks (arials) and 3D skills.

Show Bow

Used as attacking midfielders and attackers. This bow is specialized in dribling and 3D skills

Low Groove

Used as attacker and penalty corner specialist. There is a groove in the shaft of the stick to carry the ball with more control and accuracy when flicking the ball.


What's a balance point?

Try to balance your stick on your finger or on a pen.
Measure from that point to the top of the curl and you know the balance point of your stick.

Why is this an important factor?
This significantly affects the overall 'feel' of the stick.
The higher the balance point the more handleable the stick is. Because the curl is lighter. The lower the balance point how better it is to hit the ball because the the curl has more weight.

From what kind of material is a hockey stick made off?

Stiffness, durability, power, and very high strength to weight ratio allowing for a high performance light weight hockey stick.

Glass Fibre
Flexibility, enhanced impact resistance, lower shock due to poor conductivity and allows for flexible rice structures

Light weight and has excellent anti abrasion properties and is used on the heal of the hockey stick to prevent quick wear down from use. Aramide fibres in the shaft also enhance vibration dampening.

The top of the OSAKA stick range is reinforced on the essential impact zones with Kevlar fibre. Especially the backhand zone is a lot stronger and enabling you to hit just as hard as you would do normally.


What kind of material should I pick?

Unlike a lot of equipment, a player could play using the wrong hockey stick for years and not be aware of it. Although a few options are left to preference, there are some simple guidelines to follow when buying a stick.
In the past, sticks were made from wood. Although wood sticks are still used by some, the majority of sticks made from some type of composite material.

The beginning hockey players mostly kids can starts off with a 100% fibre glass stick. They are light, flexible and not expensive and come in small sizes with thinner handles. The Deshi sticks are ideal.

Intermediate hockey players will have a bit more power and will ask more of his/her stick therefore carbon is added which gives more stiffness and strength to the stick. The Vision 55, Vision 85 and Pro Tour 70 will feed your need.

For ultimate feeling, balance, power and ball control the advanced hockey players appeals towards the full carbon sticks. The super light sticks are a delight to play with. 22 layers of 3K Japanese Carbon Fibre, laid down in alternating orientations for the optimal balance of stiffness and unique Osaka feel. The different bow types each has its own characteristics, this choose depends what kind of players you are....or can be.
Our Pro Tour range and Pro Tour Limited will lift you to the next level.