Osaka Pro Tour 100 Hockey Stick Review
The Osaka Pro Tour 100 Low Bow is the creme de la creme of the Osaka Hockey range. Available in a range of variegated bows, it’s the Low Bow that is our favorite.
Constructed of 98% Japanese Carbon fibre, wrapped together in twenty-two layers creates a seriously powerful stick!
Starting at the bottom, you’ll find a maxi-head leading up into quite an warlike profile. With the maximum bow profile stuff 200mm from the throne with a maximal height of 24mm. Continuing up, the soft-touch grip that comes standard on the Osaka Pro Tour 100 range is superb. The chamois style finger is thanks to the Vibrastop foam layer underneath. We found from testing the stick that it is well-appointed on the hand, so you don’t need to modify it with spare grips, like many of the leading brands.
Now, how does the Osaka Pro Tour 100 hockey stick perform? Most noticeable is how the soft-touch grip dampens the shocks from tackles and miss-hits. I found the stick to be well balanced with quite a large sweet spot. The low bow makes it easy to lift the ball, perfect for shooting at goal. For tighter play, the feedback while dribbling gives you confidence. I found my reverse whet tomahawk was spot on every time thanks to a large sweet spot.
While the power transfer on slap shots was impressive, I did find it nonflexible to alimony the wittiness planted. A problem well and truly made up for by the uneaten conviction you’ll have during aerials, slap hitting, and stilt flicking.
While this is not an entry-level hockey stick, if you want to requite yourself an advantage, the Osaka Pro Tour 100 range will have your teammates wondering what hockey zany you went to over the offseason!