09 October 2012
09 October 2012
Netherlands based Kubus Sport is utilising TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics in the new high-end range of field hockey sticks for their premium brand Brabo Hockey.
Oxeon claims the new Brabo Hockey TeXtreme series field hockey sticks are lighter, stiffer and stronger than previous sticks. Brabo is launching a new generation of field hockey sticks based on a technology with connections to high-performance products such as Formula 1 cars. The use of TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics makes the sticks lighter than ever before, with higher impact resistance than other carbon materials available. The three different models available in the Brabo Hockey TeXtreme series are called TeXtreme F1, TeXtreme F2 and TeXtreme F3.
Joep Paumen, Brand Manager Brabo Hockey says “We’ve received great feedback from our international sponsor players. They were impressed by the great characteristics of the TeXtreme sticks. We are very happy that we can now offer an innovative range of sticks that are extremely light, but still offer great stiffness. The best combination you can think of in hockey”.
“TeXtreme gives us the possibility to make thinner laminates, reduce the weight and improve mechanical performance. The advantages are allowing us to place the swing weight exactly at a position which will help you to play better!” Joep Paumen continues.
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