The New Seasons products seem to get earlier every year most suppliers goods will be available from June 2012.
So with this in mind I'd like to raise the following points that have come to my attention over the last year.
Although obviously I have nothing against shopping web site (your on one) please be aware that not all that glitters is gold.
a) The cheapest price is not always the best value as customer service can vary wildly, shoe especially can be a nightmare with products from the same manufacture differing as much as a full size, just remember who pays the carriage when they have to be sent back.
b) Even composite sticks can vary in weight & balance not to mention quality, if you can visit the shop to try the sticks this gives you a great experience not to mention the certainty of making sure you get what you wanted.
c) C.G.Sports only specialise in Field Hockey so if you do have a complaint with a product from C.G.Sports you will be given the utmost consideration, advice where applicable & replacement when warranted.
The upshot of what we're saying is just talk to us we have a wealth of experience & knowledge.
Finally C.G.Sports have an excellent returns policy stemming from excellent relationships with the manufactures, but not all returns justify a replacement, as usage must be taken into consideration.
The average player spends a lot longer on the pitch, upto 20 hours a week, more pitch time means more wear & tear. So please remember with the nature of the game nothing last the way they used to, the age of a stick lasting four or five seasons, I remember the days of grass, is now an exception not the rule.
So just go out there and have a really good time with what ever you choose to use.
( Chicken George )