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1. (WO2018185737) A HURLEY STICK AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HURLEY STICK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/185737    International Application No.:    PCT/IE2018/000003
Publication Date: Fri Oct 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A63B 59/70
B32B 21/04
B32B 21/00
B27M 3/22
B27M 3/00
Applicants: TORPEY WOOD PRODUCTS LIMITED
Inventors: TORPEY, John
TORPEY, Sean Anthony
Title: A HURLEY STICK AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HURLEY STICK
Abstract:
A hurley stick (1) comprising an elongated shaft (2) defining a longitudinally extending shaft axis (6) and terminating in a ball striking boss (7). The hurley stick (1) is manufactured from a single piece of laminated material (12) comprising a pair of outer lamina (14a) with a central lamina (14b) sandwiched therebetween. Each lamina (14) is formed from a plurality of elongated members (17) of bamboo material of substantially square transverse cross-section. The fibres of the bamboo material of the elongated. members (17) are oriented in a generally longitudinal direction parallel to the corresponding elongated members (17). The elongated members (17) are arranged side by side in each lamina (14) and are bonded to each other. The lamina are in turn bonded to each other to form the laminated material (12). Each lamina (14) defines a first axis (19) which extends parallel to the elongated members (17). The first axis (19) of the central lamina (14b) extends transversely of the first axes (19) of the outer lamina (14a). The hurley stick (1) is formed from the laminated material (12) with the first axis (19) of the outer lamina (14a) of the laminated material (12) extending substantially parallel to the shaft axis (6) of the shaft (2) of the hurley stick (1).