Tips'n'Tricks

Hurley Sizing - What Size Hurl Should You Get?

Posted by John Wilkinson on

We're shootin' the s##t about sizin' yo' sticks. Think you're kinda tall and need a 36"? Looking for extra length to fell some trees? 

Here in the US, the typical advice about hurley sizing has lagged far enough behind the game development and play-style changes that the advice is now a bit dated. Take a second to check out our sizing guide and figure out which stick is right for you.

(Are you or a loved one under the impression that you need a 36" stick? You probably don't.)

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Hurley Maintenance

Posted by John Wilkinson on

Of all the knowledge that gets passed between U.S. hurlers, stick maintenance always seems to be one of the most anecdotal. Let's take a closer look!

Most of U.S. Hurling and Supply Co.’s staff had the opportunity to check out the showroom at Torpey Hurleys last summer while visiting Ireland with a collection of hurlers from a few clubs. Sean Torpey – hurley maker, furniture-making-degree-holder, and all-around timber tinkerer – was engaging in a fascinating demonstration and Q&A when one of the attending players brought up the subject of hurley care and maintenance.

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Basic Wall Ball Drills

Posted by John Wilkinson on

At US Hurling & Supply Co., we’re ardent believers that if you own a fancy pair of colorful boots (cleats) but don’t have a wall ball, your priorities are pretty poorly positioned.

There’s no easier way to get the touches you need when all by your lonesome than the Hurling Wall. Wall Balls are especially great for this training as they are less expensive and last far longer than regular sliotars do when repeatedly struck against hard surfaces like the wall or pavement. The material also makes the ball more lively, helping to develop reaction times, while still being a bit less dense in case the wall sends it right back at you.

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Regional Hurley Cuts

Posted by John Wilkinson on

We get a number of questions about the different hurley cuts and why they are different as much as how they are different. Here is our brief take on the matter: The Maher Wexford Cut is the most balanced, “Middle-of-the-Road” option of the 3 profiles when comparing how pronounced the heel and toe are. The Wexford Cut also features the smallest overall bas profile in terms of surface area, allowing for quicker stick maneuvering but slightly less surface area for soloing. The Maher Cork Cut provides the most pronounced heel and least pronounced toe of the 3 profiles. The more pronounced...

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Hurley Repair - Part 2

Posted by Kevin Lisowski on

Note: If you haven't seen it already, be sure to check Hurley Repair - Part 1  for a rundown of how we got to this point. At his point in our story, we've identified which repairs are worth attempting and applied the fix(es). If you're lucky, a bit of cleanup is all that is required from here. In the following video we'll go over the cleanup using nothing but a utility blade and a bit of sandpaper. The video will go further, however, and describe methods to bring life back into seriously damaged hurls. Like mentioned in the previous video, for safety's...

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