These mallets are a hybrid between the Original and Evolution mallets using lightweight carbon/EVA handles and attractive Sheesham hardwood heads with 12 mm thick tufnol end plates.
George Wood only uses imported hardwoods which are certified as being sourced from sustainably managed forests. The timber is air dried in block form for over a year. The inlaid sighting line is made from sycamore. Tufnol is a 12 mm thick brown resin-impregnated cloth material, which is bonded with a slightly flexible adhesive onto the ends. The end plates are virtually unbreakable and provide a crisp and true surface for striking the ball.
Standard heads measure 60 mm (2 3/8″) wide x 65 mm (2 1/2″) high. They’re available in lengths of 9 1/4″, 10″ and 11″.
When an appropriate mallet handle has been fitted, lead weights are inserted into pre-drilled holes on the under side of the head and then plugged with hardwood dowels to achieve the desired overall weight. Our standard weight mallet is 3.00 lbs overall. Mallet weights from 2 lbs 9 oz to 3 lbs 4 oz may be custom made at no extra charge.
The top section of the handle is shaped to an octagonal pattern 31 mm x 27 mm with an 8″ lower roll grip hand turned to an attractive and comfortable shape. The virtually indestructible 17 mm diameter carbon and fiber glass shaft is foam filled to minimize vibrations. EVA is a closed cell foam grip material being waterproof, comfortable and light. The EVA is specifically made in a 35 mm tubular form of relatively firm hardness. The grip sections are individually shaped to a traditional octagonal shape measuring 31 mm x 27 mm. All mallets are supplied with a medium stiff flex. The whole handle weighs an average of just just over 9 ounces.