The Osaka Pro Tour 100 Low Bow is the creme de la creme of the Osaka Hockey range. Available in a range of different 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 aggressive profile. With the maximum bow profile being 200mm from the head 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 feel is thanks to the Vibrastop foam layer underneath. We found from testing the stick that it is comfortable on the hand, so you don’t need to modify it with additional 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 edge 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 hard to keep the ball planted. A problem well and truly made up for by the extra confidence you’ll have during aerials, slap hitting, and drag flicking.
While this is not an entry-level hockey stick, if you want to give yourself an advantage, the Osaka Pro Tour 100 range will have your teammates wondering what hockey camp you went to over the offseason!