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what ever happened the waven hurls? they died a quick death?

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1570 - 13/05/2018 13:36:48    2099976

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "what ever happened the waven hurls? they died a quick death?"
I found this from 6 years ago:

Despite Cúltec's success, the evolution of synthetic hurleys has been a slow and painful process.

Building company Wavin's original stab at producing a synthetic hurley in the 1970s turned out to be an ill-fated venture.

The much-maligned plastic camán seemed a revolutionary step, but it soon became apparent that its tendency to send bone-shuddering vibrations through the arm of its user coupled with its capability to severely injure an opponent meant that such progress had to be put on the back-burner.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/business/cultec-is-on-the-ball-as-synthetic-hurley-strikes-the-right-balance-202392.html

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 595 - 13/05/2018 14:03:27    2099987

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They died a quick death because they were shite, unbreakable my ass, mine broke in the first match I used one, so never again!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6893 - 13/05/2018 14:34:35    2099993

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The Cultec and Reynold hurls are big sellers in the USA as ash hurls tend to dry out and break in the warmer climate.

Brian_Coyote (Antrim) - Posts: 310 - 13/05/2018 14:51:57    2099999

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The next big thing is 100% steel hurleys. Solid, Great puck and unbreakable.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 13/05/2018 15:33:41    2100011

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "The next big thing is 100% steel hurleys. Solid, Great puck and unbreakable."
Nothing worse than flaking some lad, hurl breaking and you only have fists to defend yourself with.........run forrest.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4099 - 14/05/2018 11:08:31    2100439

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