If you are looking at hockey stick options for your children, you may not recognise the name Aratac. If you are a kid looking for a new hockey stick it’s very likely you see a lot of the Aratac brand on field.
Relatively new, however really well established in the UK and expanding all the time in to Europe and beyond, Aratac are what I love about a hockey brand, run by hockey people.
Maybe it’s because they are new(ish) Aratac make a great range of Junior hockey sticks, so when today’s kids are parents they do not ask the same questions.
What has Aratact got for kids in 2017?
Both featuring in our 2017 on the Best High Carbon content Junior Sticks the Aratac NRT 3D J and the Aratac LBT 700J are the top of the Aratact kids hockey stick range for 2017.
Starting with the Aratac NRT 3D which is only newly released, Aratac is really giving more experienced kids some of the advanced features which will push their game on towards adulthood.
With a 45% carbon content, the NRT 3D can add a lot of power to hits and the open profile, low bow and concave groove in the head and lower shaft of the Aratac NRT 3D Junior hockey stick helps with those super cool 3D skills we all aspire to perfect.
Including the same 45% carbon content and low, deep curve in the shaft, the Aratac LBT700 Junior hockey stick is still top of the line for kids. Aside from the 3D features (which aren’t right for every child), this kids hockey stick from Aratac is really high spec.
Available from 34inch length, the NRT 3D and LBT700 Aratac Junior hockey sticks are going to suit children 4ft 9inches (145cm) tall, which matches the high specification of these Aratac sticks suiting older children.
How about Aratac for younger kids?
Available for progressing kids, Aratac have four other Junior hockey stick options.
For the really small children, the Aratac AXR10 Junior hockey stick (available in Blue or Pink) is a great place to start. Fully fibreglass construction to get kids to start feeling the ball and available from the very short 24inch models. At only £15 this is a great starter hockey stick for young children.
The first hockey stick with a little bit of carbon fibre is the Aratac RAV315 Junior hockey stick. This both introduces a slight curve and a little carbon to help kids around the age of 9 or 10 when they start to play matches on slightly larger pitches.
A great option for a carbon Junior hockey stick without to many complicated features or massive price tag is the Aratac Zip 25 hockey stick. An impressive 30% carbon fibre will give plenty of extra power to make longer passes and the low bow of the Aratac ZIP25 Junior hockey stick will help kids start to work on 3D skills, as well as posting up to incoming balls.
Summary of the 2017 Aratac kids hockey stick range
I’ve been super impressed with the Aratac sticks my juniors bring to training. They feel really crisp and noticeably help kids increase power when hitting longer passes.
In my opinion you can’t go wrong with a brand like Aratac who are in the business because of hockey, not just money. The increasing number of Aratac hockey sticks on the field shows they must be getting a good following amongst children.
The top end Aratac Junior hockey sticks are really high spec and, compared to others, great value for money, really worth consideration for young teenagers showing signs of high levels of skill.