The Mercian Evolution 0.3 HEX hockey stick features a 95% carbon lay-up with Quad Carbon Sleeve overlay and a fibreglass micro-skeleton. A four-piece carbon sleeve placed over a 95% carbon lay-up creates an exceptionally stiff high-performance stick. The HEX bend is a hexagonal handle giving unique positioning feel for the palm of the hand and fingertips. The handle flattens into the shaft giving enhanced stiffness because of the clear spine and also an identifiable backhand area. The QCS technology replicates the power delivered with conventional ‘braiding’ but can be modified to enhance protection at specific stress points. This stick also incorporates a textured resin face for ball control and two vibration control technologies – piezo-electric fibres and an m-gel internal collar. An additional feature is the extra cushioned grip created with a 0.75mm PU foam layer beneath the standard super-soft m-tek grip.