Gryphon Mallet by Oakley Woods Croquet
Bent shaft Gryphon croquet mallet
Bent Shaft Gryphon Mallet
Bent Shaft Gryphon Mallet
Bent Shaft Gryphon Mallet
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Bent Shaft Gryphon Mallet

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BENT SHAFT HANDLES

Bent shafts or ergonomic shaped shafts relax the natural hyper-extension of your wrists when holding a traditional straight handle. They are very popular especially with players using an Irish grip. When the palms of both hands face forward, the wrists don't naturally want to bend backward for the back swing. By adding a single bend to our graphite handles, the hyper-extension is eliminated and allows for a bigger back swing. You can choose this option for either rigid or Midflex carbon fiber handles. 

Single bend shafts are suited for players using the Irish grip (palms of both hands facing away from the player) and the Solomon grip (knuckles of both hands facing away from the player).

Double bend shafts are designed for players using the Standard grip (palm facing forward on one hand, knuckles facing forward on the other)

ACCURATE MEASUREMENT
To properly locate the bend(s) one key measurement is required. That being the measurement from the ground to the bottom of your bottom hand.

THE MALLET
The Gryphon mallet blends carbon fiber, brass and Black Walnut for power, precision and performance. The carbon fiber shaft is available in two ‘flex’ options, rigid and mid-flex. The full length EVA grip provides a firm yet ‘grippy’ feel. Not satisfied with a ho-hum single color grip, we added some zip to it with vibrant color bands. Carbon fiber’s exceptional strength-to-weight ratio keeps the shaft weight to only 9 ounces. The remaining 80% of the mallet's weight is positioned in the head. That's where it’s needed most - where the mallet meets the ball.

American Black Walnut was selected for the head, prized for its dark beautiful grain. It's also ideal for croquet mallets. It is strong and light weight - perfect for optimizing peripheral weighting in wood heads. The wood’s natural beauty is enhanced with a unique inlaid sightline

The brass faces have been precision milled to create the exact weight for the mallet. The resulting peripheral weighting puts most of the head's mass furthest from the shaft's centerline. The effect reduces twist during the mallet swing - the reason for most mis-hits. The stainless steel faces are then covered with a tough carbon fiber plate.

This winning combination of the strong, lightweight shaft with a peripherally weighted head offers the right balance and puts more controlled power into your shots.

The standard mallet head is 2-3/8” by 2-3/8” (60mm). Lengths are available in 10”, 11” & 12”.