Monday, 6 November 2017

MID BOW OR LOW BOW? WHICH IS BEST FOR ME?


Hello Everyone,

"Should I buy a Mid Bow stick or a Low Bow Stick"

Is a question that we frequently get asked here at Crown. Above is a video where I briefly go over a few points to think about, and questions that you should ask yourself to make sure that you are well equipped to answer this common bow shape conundrum. To summaries the main points of the video:


  • Do you drag-flick, try 3D skills or perform aerial passes often?
If so a low bow will make these skills easier, if not then maybe you could benefit from the characteristics of a mid bow.
  •   Understand the difference between the two bow types: 
LOW BOW



MID BOW


  • Do you have any current problems that could be helped by a change in stick bow type? 
Two example problems that we often see are:
  1. Players accidentally lifting passes too often and giving their team mates a tough time as a result, this could be helped by switching to a higher bow position, such as a mid bow, as it is far harder to lift the ball with a mid bow, this means that players will be more likely to keep ground passes on the floor and reaching the targeted player. 
  2. Players not being able to make top corner shots, in this case switching to a low bow might be the solution to the problem as it is far easier to lift the ball, when striking with a low bow, as the low bow has a greater loft angle. 
  •  Feel free to ask as questions: hello@crownhockey.com
Ultimately however, just go with what you believe to be most beneficial for your game.

 All the best !

Evan @ Crown 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Fresh New Crown Silicone-Backed Grip Bags


At Crown we are looking to improve further and further to provide both awesomely functional and stylish products for our end user.With that in mind, we sought to create a stylish new grip bag that protect Crown silicone-backed grips, whilst in transit and on the retail shelf. 

Made from a raw aluminium core and protective, PET inner and outer layer it provides a scratch and puncture resistant outer surface that’s 100% waterproof. Keeping Crown grips fresh and looking good on their way to you. The grips do not require any additional packaging, saving on time and material normally associated with packaging them up.


  We have also introduced a sample pad to the outside so that you can preview the soft, yet tacky feel and the spongy silicone backing of the grip whilst keeping the fresh grip inside clean until its needed.This bag features Crown’s signature minimalistic and functional design whilst carrying forward our ethos to remain the number one manufacture of high tech field hockey equipment. 

The packaging will now become a feature of all Crown Grips ordered and will be rolled out in 6 countries worldwide.Contact CEO Evan for inquires at evan@crownhockey.co.uk or simply to say hello.­

Monday, 3 April 2017

Try Crown Custom Now!

Hello everyone,

Exciting times have just begun at Crown as we have released our latest feature, Crown Custom. We have always wanted to give players the chance to make their dream hockey stick, without compromising on the technology available.



We are happy to say that players can now create their own version of the Crown Hockey stick in their desired colour.


We aim to continually improve this feature and add new and interesting ways to customise the Crown Hockey stick to fit you and your playstyle the best.


To test it out for yourself check it out here: http://bit.ly/CrownCustom

Matt.M @ Crown

Thursday, 23 February 2017

BEHIND THE SCENES AT CROWN HOCKEY

Hello Everyone

Recently we have decided that it would be interesting to show you all more 'behind the scene' footage of the Crown team at work.

As we are the only brand/manufacturer of field hockey sticks we felt that we could give players a unique insight. We often find ourselves in some pretty cool manufacturing facilities and we are always experimenting and testing.

Linked below is our first behind the scenes episode, where myself and Matt tested out a few different products and methods for applying our blue and red coloured coatings to our Shadow series range of sticks.


Please let us know what you would like to see next?

All The Best,

Evan @ Crown

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

How to grip a Hockey stick



How to grip a field hockey stick


Hello Everyone.

Recently we have had some emails in from players who have purchased our silicon-backed Crown grips, many have asked for instructions on how to best apply a new grip to their stick.
So we have produced this video which shows how we apply grips to Crown sticks.
Please take a look at the video and let me know if you have any further questions, but to give some quick advice: My top tips are:
  1. Start with a clean and dry grip-less hockey stick.
  2. Place the stick or a clean table or on your knees.
  3. Overlap each grip layer by 2mm.
  4. Remember to completely remove the backing to the adhesive tape.
  5. Pull the grip firmly to keep the wrapping tight. 
  6. Get hold of a very sharp pair of scissors to cut the end diagonal line.
  7. Find some good finishing (or electrical) tape and use a good amount, just to be on the safe side.
Good Luck,

All the best!

Evan @ Crown 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

THE CROWN SHADOW SERIES

Hi everyone,

It has always been our aim to filter down some of technological improvements that we developed while perfecting The Crown Hockey stick into a more commercial priced stick. The Shadow series is the successful result of our efforts.















By implementing some of the know how learnt from creation the Crown stick we have been able to produce a piece of precision engineered piece of equipment for the players who are looking for a step up from the traditional composite hockey sticks on the market. 

Some of the Crown technologies and improvements that have been filtered down into Shadow series include; increased power to weight ratio. All Shadow series sticks are extremely powerful relative to their weight, all Shadow Crown sticks are below 546g (even up to 39 inches long).

Shadow sticks are also made using our far more durable manufacturing process, we believe Crown sticks are by far the most durable on the market and for this reason we will now be offering a 12 month warranty with all Crown sticks. We have also used the same Mid and Low bow shapes which have been designed and developed with the insight and feedback from 1000's of players from all over the world. 




All the Crown team are excited to have the shadow series now available internationally both in store and on our website; www.crownhockey.com 

Matt.M @ Crown

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Crown Low Bow has arrived

Today we have released our Low Bow version of The Crown Hockey stick. I know that a lot of players have been eagerly awaiting it's arrival, and I can assure you that we have been just as excited.


I am delighted to say that throughout our testing the Low Bow has been received extremely positively, I believe that we have created something in it's own class, we have surpassed even our own expectations.

I would like to go over a few specific design features and attributes that the Low bow has to explain a little more about the stick:

MORE POWER
The vast majority of players first notice the power. When designing the Low-bow we knew that we needed to create a stick with unrivaled power, for fearsome strikes at goal. We have made many slight changes to the geometry of the Low-Bow, with power in-mind, different sections of the Low Bow are thinner and some sections are thicker, using CAD (computer aided design) analysis software we were able to experiment with changes to the geometry, virtually testing the effects that these changes had to the power of the Crown Low Bow. Throughout our comparison testing we are yet to find a stick that possesses more power.

THE SMOOTH GROOVE 


We have added a very subtle smooth groove to the Crown Low Bow's shaft. We know that some of you are fans of flicking grooves and some of you are not, the main feedback we received from the 'haters' of flicking grooves where that their control and sweeping hits were more difficult to preform well, and we agreed. We feel that other grooved sticks on the market are too extreme and so effect other parts of the game, our smooth groove is subtle enough to go unnoticed during regular play (it is 1.4mm deep) but when flicking is concerned it is far from ineffective. Being a Low Bow the Dragflick was a constant consideration during the design and testing process. Every mm of every curve and groove as been calculated to provide the best flicking experience, not to mention that we have selected the most best weight and balance point for drag flicking - 530g and a balance point of 395mm from the head (fully gripped and game ready)

15% LOFT ANGLE

  (the loft angle is measured as the angle the stick's face is from the straight line drawn from the handle)

Another instantaneous realisation that players have when experiencing the Low Bow is its awesome ability for aerials.
Our perfected loft angle coupled with our unique subtly concaved shaped face allows for a new level of control, when aerials and 3D skills are concerned, to quote a tester "you can perform things with the Crown stick that you simply can't with any other'.
We are particularly excited to see what skills can be achieved with the Low Bow.

There is so much more to explain but I shall leave the rest for you to experience for yourselves.
Get your hands on a Low Bow, and please let us know all of your thoughts.

We want to continue to improve Crown sticks and push the sport forward with new innovations.

All the best,

Evan @ Crown

evan@crownhockey.com