Mercian Evolution 0.3 A 95% carbon lay-up hockey stick with Quad Carbon Sleeve overlay and a fibreglass micro-skeleton. Available in Ultimate bend only. A four-piece carbon sleeve placed over a 95% carbon lay-up creates an exceptionally stiff high-performance stick. The Ultimate bend is more suited to drag flicking and 3D skills then the pro-bend, and so is a favourite with penalty corner specialists. The QCS technology replicates the power delivered with conventional ‘braiding’ but can be modified to enhance protection at specific stress points. All the evolution sticks also incorporate a textured resin face for ball control and two vibration control technologies – piezo-electric fibres and an m-gel internal collar. Available in Ultimate bend and also in LO26, the bend developed in conjunction with Lily Owsley for her personal and signature stick. An additional feature is the extra cushioned grip created with a 0.75mm PU foam layer beneath the standard super-soft m-tek grip.