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Best Adidas Field Hockey Sticks Review 2022 [Updated]

Adidas is one of the world’s premier sports equipment developers. Leaning on their deep experience Adidas is also one of the premium field hockey stick manufacturers. Their latest range of 2022 sticks has been made in partnership with British tech start-up Hypetex and design house Marque Makers. Using Formula 1 technology, Adidas field hockey sticks are powerful, light, and durable.

Some big names in field hockey use Adidas and are suitably impressed with their stick’s performance. 30 year old Scottsman Alan Forsyth, has been a long time star of Great Britain. Alan has played for Surbiton since 2014, and won the prestigious UK hockey player of the year award for 2018, following the annual poll by the Hockey Writers’ Club. When asked about Adidas field hockey sticks he said with admiration:

“The  Kromaskin is the best stick I have played with. The new shape is great for control and the power you get when hitting is excellent.”

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The naming of Adidas Field Hockey sticks can be quite confusing. Adidas has created some handy tables to place their sticks into the following categories.

Carbon Component
As a rule, the more carbon in the stick the better it is. Leading the range is the Kromaskin, as reviewed below. The following table links the models with their carbon components. You’ll find this will correlate with price also.

Head Shape 
There are only two hockey stick head shapes used by Adidas in their current range. Being the 3D Head and the Pure Control Head.

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As the name suggests, the 3D Head is designed to help with 3D play and enhanced ball control. We found the opened-up toe helps the ball to tuck into the hook, perfect for spin moves!

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While the Pure Control Head is a more traditional head shape, allowing for the best all-round performance.

Below is the Adidas Field Hockey Stick range and their head shapes.

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Bow Shape 

Adidas has a full range of Field Hockey sticks in all bow shapes. From the Ultra-Low to an almost straight Mid Bow. Deciding what bow shape works best for your game is very subjective.

Think of it this way – An ultra-low bow makes it easier to lift the ball off the ground like a spoon. Whereas a higher bow is a straighter stick which is easier to hit hard and low. As a rule, forwards tend to like a lower bow than defenders.

People often ask me ‘is a low bow or a mid bow the best field hockey stick to play with?’ I’ve written a detailed explanation of the differences here..

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So let’s have a look at my pick for the Best Adidas range of Field Hockey Sticks for 2022. Let me know your favorites in the comments below.

The Best Adidas Hockey Sticks Reviewed...

With an eye-catching silver finish, the Estro Kromaskin .2 is the latest evolution of the LX Kromaskin design. With the same mid-low bow at 250/22mm, it remains perfect for all-round play. Its weight distribution is well advanced compared with a few other premium sticks we tried. 

Being constructed of 95% Carbon, the Estro Kromaskin is the top of the range of Adidas Field Hockey Sticks. There are 3 models in the range (1/2/3). The difference in Estro Kromaskin models is the stiffness. Number .1 is the stiffest, with .2 being slightly less stiff, with more feel and touch on the ball. Finally, .3 is less stiff again however is more forgiving. For my game, I prefer the .2, as it’s a great compromise between hard-hitting power and the soft touch we all sometimes need.

The high carbon content creates a seriously powerful stick. I found the Pure Control Head provides ample surface area for excellent ball control, probably in part due to the Epoxy Core in the center. 

This premium stick does not come cheap, however, you get what you pay for with this agile leader.

Fancy a limited edition quality stick from Adidas? The FLX24 Compo 1 is the one! I love the design of this stick. The flouro yellow is certainly eye-catching. Crafted with 70% Carbon and 25% Glassfiber, there are some great features worth mentioning.

From the top, the FLX24 Compo 1 has an adigrip tape, which combines traditional PU with a chamois-like touch. Down the shaft there is a DUALROD system, which comprises two carbon rods filled with foam. This aids in shock absorption whilst increasing the power.

Technically a low bow set at 250mm / AdiBow24 (24mm) meaning this is a great option for the ambitious forward. Following on to the head, the FLX24 Compo 1 has Touch Compound, which covers the hook to keep the ball under control and improve accuracy.

This has to be one of the most eye-catching ladies field hockey sticks produced by Adidas. Not only does the stick look great, but it’s also an excellent value all-rounder stick. Based on the LX shape, the Fabela .7 has a mid low bow shape set at 250mm/22mm. You can still hit the ball flat, while keeping the low bow advantages for 3D, whips, reverses and wrist passes. 

Moving down to the head, the Adidas Fabela .7 features the Pure Head Control as well as 3D Geometry, classic Adidas features which will improve your game.

This is an excellent stick, at a reasonable price that will serve you well, with a stunning fresh new design. 

Eddie G

Eddie G

Eddie G, lives and breathes field hockey. In fact, he would go as far to say that he is a bit of a field hockey nut. He loves to research the latest trends and happenings in the game, so that he can stay ahead of the competition. While not so much on the pitch, these days Eddie enjoys reading up on the latest news and developments in the world of field hockey.

Eddie G

Eddie G

Eddie G, lives and breathes field hockey. In fact, he would go as far to say that he is a bit of a field hockey nut. He loves to research the latest trends and happenings in the game, so that he can stay ahead of the competition. While not so much on the pitch these days, Eddie enjoys reading up on the latest news and developments in the world of field hockey.

This stick has an eye-catching black and green finish. Its 3D geometry, ‘trapezoid stick’ shape enhances stick strength and creates a unique Adidas look and feel. Made from 50% Carbon, the stick is strong yet durable. The stick feels light, with the adigrip tape combining traditional PU to give a Chamois-like feel.

As with the FTX, this low bow stick is ideally suited to forwards and midfielders, due to its 3D head shape. Well priced as a mid-range stick All said, you will get a serious field hockey stick with Adidas.

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