How it's made

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How are Branded Ice Hockey Sticks Made?

How are Branded Ice Hockey Sticks Made?

Authored By DisruptSports

How are Ice Hockey sticks made? By personalising ice hockey sticks with unique branding, you’re tapping into a sport that boasts of over 50 million fans worldwide. While there are many ways to custom design hockey sticks, every player from grass-roots to professional will tell you it’s all about the “feel”. So how have modern producers continued to innovate the process into making that “feel” just right? Check out how Ice Hockey sticks are made below   Materials used to make Ice Hockey Sticks In order to get the best out of a player, the scope for customization has to...

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How it's Made // Tennis Rackets

How it's Made // Tennis Rackets

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Most modern tennis rackets are made using a graphite (carbon fibre) frame strung with nylon for performance, durability and cost-effectiveness. How these components are combined, however, can create thousands of rackets that all play differently from each other. Each modern racket begins as a digital design using 3D engineering software. Digitally, the geometry of the racket is stress tested before any prototypes are made, as any part of the racket could easily be hit with 50kg of force during a match. Once made, the racket is tested rigorously by professional athletes who offer advice on the adjustments to make. From...

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How it's Made: Promotional Cricket Bats

How it's Made: Promotional Cricket Bats

Ever wondered how promotional cricket bats are made? Find out about the long process of making top of the range branded cricket equipment.   1. Growing the Wood Cricket bats begin their journey with the planting of a White Willow seed in soil to blossom into the perfect material in 15-20 years’ time. The Willow tree genus is used by almost every manufacturer, with the White Willow in particular praised for its lightness, durability and shock resistance.   2. Cutting the Cleft Blocks are carved out of the wood in ‘clefts’, however before being shaped down to the more traditional...

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How it's made // Promotional skateboards

How it's made // Promotional skateboards

Ever wondered how promotional boards are made? Choose right and you can ensure that they are high quality products skaters actually want.   The Design The process of creating a fully customised skateboard begins with you. You can design the board instore or online by choosing original artwork from international artists or uploading your own designs. After that the design is sent to be transferred to a hand made board.   The Deck Each board is created with 7 plys of wood pressed together using wood specific adhesive and a templated hydraulic pressing machine. Top quality manufacturers use Canadian Maple,...

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How it’s made Promotional Baseballs

How it’s made Promotional Baseballs

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Branding sports equipment is a fantastic way to extend the quality of your brand and connect with your audience. Here at Branded we make all our sports equipment using our retail-manufacturing arm with customisation and fulfilment down to the individual piece. In this blog series we give you an insight into ‘How It’s Made’. In this instalment, we show you how our promotional baseballs are created.     Promotional Baseball Design process Typically you’ll need a 300DPI art file or vector. You can use a template in Photoshop or upload your logos and send us design specifications online. If you don’t have...

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