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University of Brighton designer invents hockey stick that absorbs vibrations
2:30pm Wednesday 31st July 2013 in News
A university graduate has designed a stick that could stop field hockey players suffering bone-crunching vibrations.
Young designer Evan Mackrill, who has just graduated in product design from the University of Brighton, has developed a hockey stick that dampens vibrations far more than traditional sticks.
He has created a stick with dimples indented on the rounded side, creating more surface to disperse vibrations over a greater distance before they reach the players’ hands.
The 22-year-old has tested his product and already has an investor helping him and his partner create a company to market the new stick and exploit his designs.
He said: “The course is heavily focused on independent learning and creativity, rather than physically teaching pupils a mass of skills or knowledge.
“I believe that I work very well by independently learning and now have a wealth of knowledge in the areas that I am really passionate about.”
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