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Fibreglass hurleys

  • 20-02-2018 8:47am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,787 ✭✭✭ big_drive
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    What’s the general opinion on the fibreglass Hurleys?

    I’ve hit the Cultec one and no doubt it has a very solid feel to it and I’d definitely think it increases distance. The problem could be control, the ball seems to spring off it as opposed to the way you can deaden the ball with a ash stick

    I see another online the ihurl which has the grain almost painted like on the bas but I haven’t seen these used any place or for sale locally

    A lot of goalkeepers use the Cultec pucking out but I see very few adult outfield players using anything other than ash

    With the problem around ash and the dieback disease are these the future? Or will they ever really catch on


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  • Registered Users Posts: 258 ✭✭ krazyklown
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    I have been using the cultec as an outfield player for nearly ten years. None of the teams I played for provided sticks and I got fed up with the ash Hurls breaking, paying out 25 quid, even though I used to repair them myself to defray cost. The above post is accurate in the sense that the control is challenging with a cultec, especially in the rain. I attribute this to the lack of give in the stick. The strike is savage tho. My opinion is that it will never be as good as a right good ash stick but it's so hard to get good hurls. The big advantage is that the cultec are identical so you don't have that problem whereby when an ash stick breaks, your spare might feel different. I couldn't use an ash stick now I am so used to the cultec. I believe the plastic sticks will be vital for the promotion of the game in non traditional areas, as it lowers the cost and increased usability.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭ Bahanaman
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    Posted earlier on this but mods must have pulled it! Sorry if I broke the rules! Here's my next effort!

    There's a new synthetic hurl on the market... The Reynolds Hurl. It's made from a composite material and plays exactly like an ash hurl but with the added benefits of consistency and durability. It can be sanded or banded making it customisable to suit the individual. It's made in Ireland too unlike the other synthetic hurls mentioned above. Richie Hogan, Seamus Callinan and Neil McManus were involved in approving the final design along with Barry Reynolds, the brains behind the whole operation and in my humble opinion (former inter county player) they got it spot on!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,108 ✭✭✭ irelandrover
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    krazyklown wrote: »
    I have been using the cultec as an outfield player for nearly ten years. None of the teams I played for provided sticks and I got fed up with the ash Hurls breaking, paying out 25 quid, even though I used to repair them myself to defray cost. The above post is accurate in the sense that the control is challenging with a cultec, especially in the rain. I attribute this to the lack of give in the stick. The strike is savage tho. My opinion is that it will never be as good as a right good ash stick but it's so hard to get good hurls. The big advantage is that the cultec are identical so you don't have that problem whereby when an ash stick breaks, your spare might feel different. I couldn't use an ash stick now I am so used to the cultec. I believe the plastic sticks will be vital for the promotion of the game in non traditional areas, as it lowers the cost and increased usability.

    Just on this, I play in Europe and a lot of people use the Cultec hurleys. Getting replacement ash hurleys to Europe was getting really really expensive. The Cultecs have really reduced the cost of playing for me so i agree fully with your point.


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