MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES

COMPOSITE MATERIALS

CARBON

Carbon fiber offers the advantages  of  great stretching (tensile) strength and weigh reduction, high temperature tolerance and high stiffness (described as how much a material deflects under stress). 

 

When used correctly, Carbon fibre is important in giving power and strength to the stick.

 

Carbon fibre has the disadvantages to be brittle and carry vibrations.

FIBER GLASS

Fiber Glass is the most common fiber in the composite industry.  It is heavier and not as stiff than carbon fiber but is more impact resistant and has a greater elongation to break than carbon fiber.

We use it for it controlled flexibility , easy formability and high mechanical strength.

 

Fiber Glass is is crucial in protecting carbon fiber from impacts.

KEVLAR

Kevlar fiber provides an exceptional impact resistant and is very abrasion resistant. 

Heavier than Carbon, Kevlar fiber is key in vibration reduction and fatigue resistance which make it be a great addition to Carbon and Glass fibers.

TECHNOLOGIES

THE RESIN MATRIX

The chemical and physical structure that binds the different fibres/materials together is called the Resin Matrix. 

When fibers and resin matrix are combined they form a new material (Laminate) with new physical and chemical properties which cannot be predicted by summing the properties of its components.

KRAIBON

KRAIBON®  is a thin film made of non-cross-linked rubber that hardens within the component laminate in the same production process. 

Directly integrated in the stick's lay-up of the KRAIBON® forms a chemical and physical bond without any additional bonding agent.

CARBON TOUR

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MANUFACTURING PROCESS

The manufacturing process is the most important part to creating quality hockey sticks as the performances are influenced by a few production factors.

1. PREPREG

Prepreg is a reinforcing fabric created from composite fiber and resin matrix.

 

The prepreg,  also called pre-impregnated, is a key part of the manufacturing process. Well executed, it results in a laminate/ composed of no less than 35% resin matrix with great strength properties, no excess resin matrix (whic can weaken the final fabric)  and a uniform 

The process is crucial to reached a maximum strength properties, no excess resin matrix and uniformity of the final laminate.

2. THE LAY-UP

The material composition or lay-up defines how the core-materials are used along the hockey stick.

GRYPHON's lay-up is the performance 'X' factor.

We do this differently, it's an art, it's a sixth sense based on years of experience and the knowledge of how to best achieve the desired result of power, and get a great crisp feel to allow that instant response from the players hands for exceptional ball control.

Each range of sticks (TOUR, TABOO, etc) is crafted to have a unique soul. The lay-up gives the stick range its unique character. 

 

The lay-up describes the playing characteristic the stick achieves...

This cannot be achieved using 100% of anything.

3. THE MOULDING PROCESS

During the moulding process the stick lay-up is placed in a mould to create the stick's shape. The mould will be put under high pressure and heat for a specific time to get the stick moulded.

The pressure reached and its consistency during the moulding process is crucial set the lay-up strength.

4. THE SHAPE

The shape describes the stick's profiles, including the handle width, the head shape and thickness, the curve position and the length. 

GRYPHON

SHAPE GUIDE

Six UNIQUE shapes that are designed for a specific purpose dependant on your style of play.

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