Netherlands based Kubus Sport is utilizing TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics in the new high-end range of field hockey sticks for their premium brand Brabo Hockey. 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.
TeXtreme® Technology is based on producing carbon fiber fabric in a new innovative way. The TeXtreme® carbon material uses carbon fiber that is spread into very thin tapes and the tapes are then woven into a fabric. By spreading the fiber the TeXtreme® carbon material has less crimp, straighter fibers and more fibers in a given volume. This improves performance and reduces the amount of resin needed which minimizes weight.
The new Brabo Hockey TeXtreme® series field hockey sticks are currently available in stores.