Grays MH1 Goalkeeper Collection for Field Hockey

At the length of 41.3″ the goalie’s stick is the maximum length allowed by the FIH, ideally suited for excellent reach. I particularly like the octagonal handle which Grays says gives increased ‘torsional’ stability. In layperson’s speak, this is a better way of gripping and then twisting the stick in a speedy way.

Published in 1991, the updated rules of hockey allow for a hockey stick to have only one curve on either side of the stick. The stick handle may be bent or ‘deviated’, in a smooth curve, once only to either side. This allows designers to have created the MH1 hockey stick with a bend on the heel and on the toe providing a larger surface area to block shots. While it makes for a peculiar-looking design, it’s is excellent at blocking shots.

You could say the MH1 Shootout stands out like a hunting beagle among a pack of golden retrievers with its specially designed head shape. The advantage is clear to see though, and even clearer when you don the gloves and handle the MH1 yourself.

If you’re thinking this hook shape is going to give the goalie who bestows this stick on match day a distinct advantage, you’re probably right. I haven’t seen another goalie stick with an armory like the hook on the MH1. WIth a light and strong feel,  you’d be able to could keep bullets out of the net! However they are getting harder to find nowadays, so keep your eye out for one.