EVOLUTION CROQUET MALLET
The Evolution mallet is the world's top-selling club-level croquet for good reasons. Not only do they offer incredible performance, but they're beautifully crafted, competitively priced, and look fantastic.
The Laminated Head
Milled stainless steel end plates provide peripheral weighting to an attractive Indian Sheesham wood, available in two different configurations. The broad laminated head is 60 mm wide by 55 mm high.
The central concept of the laminated head is to reduce the weight of the wooden section so that we can use thicker metal end plates, thus maximizing the effect of peripheral weighting. By re-distributing, some of the mass into the stainless steel end plates' moment of inertia is increased, which gives greater power for less effort. Since the main weight of the mallet is distributed at both ends of the head, the mallet is more likely to swing in a perfect pendulum. For longer or lighter heads, we use a wider central core.
The standard head length is 10", but custom lengths can be made to order at no extra charge.
The Evolution Head Widths
WIDE: Sheesham with white Sycamore lamination and brown Sheesham inlay sighting line - 2.36” wide by 2.16” high
NARROW: A single block of Sheesham with a white Sycamore sighting line - 2.16” wide by 2.36” high
The wide head option was inspired by US # 1 Women's GC player Cheryl Bromley. It lowers the center of gravity and further enhances head stability.
These are superbly balanced mallets that give the player more power and maintain better control.
We only use imported hardwoods certified as being sourced from sustainably managed forests. The timber has been air-dried in block form for over three years. The white central core is made from sycamore and has an inlaid dark sighting line.
The alternative to a laminated head is the single block with a sycamore sighting line.
To personalize the mallet, initials or short names may be hot foil printed in gold on the blank side of the mallet head at no extra charge. Please note that we can only print in capitals at 36 pts as shown above. 6 letters is the maximum.
Alternatively, we can print in gold on a 12 or 18-mm black label if you prefer. The advantage of a label is that there's a variety of sizes and fonts, and it's removable if circumstances change.
The virtually indestructible 17 mm diameter carbon and fiberglass shaft is foam-filled to minimize vibrations and weighs an average of just over 10 ounces.
EVA is a closed-cell foam grip material that is lightweight, comfortable, and hard-wearing. It is impervious to moisture and highly resistant to chemicals, so they're washable to keep them looking like new. They're made in an octagonal shape and are available in red, blue, tan, and light navy. Our latest and most popular handle configuration is an octagonal shape in three colors, red/blue/tan, with a turned tan roll grip.
The EVA is made explicitly in a 35 mm tubular form of relatively firm hardness and is then shaped by hand. The standard is a traditional octagonal shape measuring 31 mm x 27 mm, but it can be customized to suit the player.
35 mm round handles with flat sides with a circumference of 107 mm can be made in tan or light navy or tan, as pictured above.
All mallets are supplied with medium stiff shafts, although we can use a more flexible lively shaft if preferred. Unless specifically requested, the EVA comes to within 100 mm of the head. However, we can adjust this length as required. Handles can be supplied in any sizes up to 42″.
All handles have an 8-colored band showing the order of play.
Adjustable two-piece handles - Add $125
A revolutionary two-piece handle with a telescoping shaft allows the user to adjust the height by up to 4″, twist the handle orientation 360 degrees, or take the top octagonal section of the handle off for traveling—the lower 17 mm shaft measures 19.5″.
The length adjustment can be made up to 2″ up or two inches down simply by using the hex key provided. When ordering, stipulate the mid-length required. We now also make them with a locator pin inside the top handle so that the head can easily be aligned correctly with the handle. These handles can be made in any color and shape configuration.
Removable heads - Add $125
Handles are available with aluminum fittings so that heads may be removed for traveling or switched to different specifications. Add $125. This can be a helpful option if the player wishes to switch heads or handles with other manufacturers' components, but the additional weight of the aluminum fittings is somewhat counterproductive to the peripheral weighting.