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Rise Hockey

Rise Hockey - Rise to the challenge

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About us

We're Rise Hockey.

Let's not beat around the bush, we want to make high quality sticks like the vast majority of brands out there, we want to offer high carbon sticks, like many brands. We want to offer the additional technology, like some other brands. What makes us unique is that we want to be a company created by players, for the players. We don't want to be a brand that's run by men in suits who don't realise a stick isn't just a stick - its part of you and its part of your performance.

We really love the idea of seeing people using our products and scoring goals because it's been a long time coming, but now after years of research, we are ready to get them on the pitch!

Get on board, we're winners.

We Rise.

#BeBetterBeAhead #EveryoneFallsOnlyTheWinnersRise #RisingUp #RiseAndShine #RiseToTheChallenge 

our story

I have always been involved in hockey whether it be as a player, coach, umpire or volunteer and I've always dreamed of a hockey related career. Initially, the idea was to get sticks made personalised just for myself to use. However, following research, sticks became better which meant that more people became interested. There were lots of ups and downs whilst trying to get things right but we then transformed into Rise Hockey. Throughout our journey we have received some great feedback and our social media channels have erupted almost instantly.

We take great pride in what we do and we love the fact we are able to enjoy what we do. That being said, the field hockey market is fast evolving as the sport grows and we have to be on our toes to meet these ever-changing demands, but with your help, we want you to continue this journey with us.

The Sticks

  • Tri Core - This 'Tri Core' is a structure inside the stick that adds a third vertical channel through the stick which provides a more powerful strike whilst still offering enough flexibility for good feel on the ball
  • Touch Compound - This is a compound we put on the face of the stick around the hook, this adds additional grip on the ball which will support your touch and make it less likely for the ball to spill off.
  • Reinforced reverse edge - our special blend of compounds placed in the reverse edge allows you to play backhand shots with more power and adds durability to our sticks.
  • Carbon Cloth - We have a carbon cloth structure laid over all of our sticks which gives additional power when striking the ball and also increases durability.
  • Carbon - The carbon used in our sticks is Toray carbon. This offers a greater power output than traditional taiwanese carbon. It also offers a more forgiving touch which is one of the drawbacks to the traditional high carbon sticks. 

Where will Your money go?

The money donated will go towards the huge cost of starting a business. We have funded all the prototypes and research this far but need your help to reach the next level!

  • The first £200 will go towards upgrading our new website, the vast majority of our transactions will be made online and so we need to ensure this is as good as possible.
  • The rest of the money will go towards funding the initial batch of stock for us to start our venture - I am hoping to get at least 10 of each stick - 30 in total to get the ball rolling.
  • Continue research to always be better and constantly grow. We don't ever want to be behind in this ever growing market, we want to ensure we are at the forefront of technological advances. That being said, I am already planning for next season, looking at advancements we could make to better ourselves as a brand.

RewardS

We believe we have some great rewards for you to take advantage of whilst helping us to create the brand we want to be, if there's something you'd like us to do that isn't listed, please get in touch! If you wanted to see pictures of rewards, please check out our instagram!!

Find us here

Website - risehockey.co.uk 

Facebook - Rise Hockey - 12,886 likes with 12,501 following (and counting)

Instagram - @rise.hockey - 1,924 Followers (and counting)

Twitter - @rise_hockey - 397 Followers (and counting)

Email - aaron@risehockey.co.uk

Help us succeed!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog. In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly. We know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.

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Pledge £1 or more

Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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RAFFLE - This reward will enter you in to a raffle to win one of the sticks of your choice. The maximum odds will be 1/20!

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020

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KEY RING - The rise hockey keyring, in the shape of the stick with the rise hockey branding

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2020

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CHAMOIS GRIP - The rise hockey chamois grip, super soft and available in tan, white and black

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020

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HAND WRITTEN POST CARD - I will send you a unique hand written thank you post card with a rise hockey key ring

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Pledge £23 or more

TRAINING TOP - A Rise Hockey training top - a minimalistic design with the small classic arrows logo on the sternum. Design can be seen on our Instagram

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HOODIE - The Rise Hockey hoodie - design can be seen on instagram

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020

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JUMBO STICK BAG - Combining a stylish design with the functionality of the perfect hockey bag. If like me, you take everything to your game, this is perfect! Home for up to 6 sticks, change of clothes, your Astros, accessories, towel and much more. Compartments to split both wet and dry too.

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THE BLUE ONE - The blue one features an impressive 24.75mm ultra low bow which is positioned at 130mm on the stick allowing for aerials with ease. The outside edge of the hook is tapered which allows further ease of 3D when dribbling, perfect for popping the ball in the air. The stick consists of an 85% blend of Toray Japanese carbon offering a perfect balance between power and feel. To further assist in the backhand power and add additional durability, we have reinforced the edge. The stick is lightweight and balanced allowing for more comfortable dribbling with fast hands. Featuring - Triple core - Tapered hook edge - Reinforced reverse edge - 85% Toray carbon - Padded chamois as standard - Lightweight - 535g - Control zone on the face - 24.75 Ultra low bow at 130mm - Available in any length

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THE ORANGE ONE The orange one features an impressive 24.75mm ultra low bow which is positioned at 190mm on the stick. The concave shaft and grooved back makes this a 3D players dream, allowing ease of skills and packs a bunch on the drag flick. The stick consists of an 85% blend of Toray Japanese carbon offering a perfect balance between power and feel. Despite its thin profile, this stick still boasts an impressive power output both forehand and backhand. To further assist in the backhand power and add additional durability, we have reinforced the edge. The stick is lightweight and balanced which compliments its shape and allows for more comfortable dribbling with fast hands. Featuring - Triple core - Concave shaft - Reinforced reverse edge - 85% Toray carbon - Padded chamois as standard - Lightweight - 535g - Control zone on the face - 24.75 Ultra low bow at 190mm

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020

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THE PINK ONE - The pink one features a 25mm hybrid bow which is positioned at 190mm on the stick allowing for the benefits of both mid and low bow sticks. The outside edge of the hook is tapered which allows further ease of 3D skills when dribbling, perfect getting under the ball to throw an aerial. The stick consists of an 85% blend of Toray Japanese carbon offering a perfect balance between power and feel. To further assist in the backhand power and add additional durability, we have reinforced the edge. The stick is lightweight and balanced allowing for more comfortable dribbling with fast hands. Featuring - Triple core - Tapered hook edge - Control zone on the face - Reinforced reverse edge - 85% Toray carbon - Padded chamois as standard - Lightweight - 535g - Control zone on the face - 25mm hybrid bow at 190mm Available in any length.

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020

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A forever discount code on our sticks - 50% off

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020

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BESPOKE STICK - With this reward, we can tailor a stick to you. You can choose from a variety of over 50 shapes to get something truly unique. You can choose your bow/shape/carbon%/length all finished with the rise branding

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020

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Double up!! Any 2 sticks from the range

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2020