RRIOTT Polocrosse

Premium Polocrosse Racquets Made By Polocrosse Players For Polocrosse Players

In the world of polocrosse, few racquets have become as distinctive and recognised amongst the worlds top players as ours. Handcrafted in a purpose built facility on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, every RRIOTT Polocrosse Racquet is the collaborative result of a highly skilled group of dedicated craftsman that, like you, love to play polocrosse.
At RRIOTT Polocrosse, we are committed to building racquets of exacting and unparalleled performance because as polocrosse players that's what we want to play with. We play polocrosse (and tinker with) our racquets as much as you do. The only difference is that when we want to change a product, we come to work. We are proud of our workmanship and build every racquet as though it were going to be our own. So whether you play with a plastic or graphite racquet or prefer conventional cane, you can be assured that you are investing in a racquet of unequalled quality, performance and workmanship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use a Cane or Composite Racquet?

This is one of the most often asked questions by our customers. As we make both cane and composite racquets, we’re unbiased as to which we should promote. Many customers wouldn’t dream of using anything but canes. That's beginning to change. As the worlds tropical rainforests continue to diminish, the selection of good canes becomes harder and harder. The quality of cane racquets is decreasing quite noticeably (you may have noticed how you are breaking canes far more often than you used to) with many manufacturers now opting to make racquets from inferior species of cane. The general consensus of all those players who've actually tried the latest Optimum is that, yes this is far better than any other racquet.
As it stands you will find the choice for one or the other at this point in time is really a matter of personal preference. We would however suggest that as time goes on and cane becomes scarcer and scarcer the quality of cane racquets will diminish to a point that they will no longer be saleable and composites will be the only option, In the meantime we recommend you consider transitioning to a Carbon Fibre racquet as once you have made the change each and every Optimum racquet you buy in the future from us will be identical to the one you buy today. Whereas buying a cane racquet today chances are as buy your next one it will be of a lesser quality and moving forward lesser quality again.

What length should I use?

Unlike Polo, wherever possible we recommend you use a standard length racquet. Traditionally standard length in a polocrosse racquet is 1050mm from end to end. Whilst some players prefer a slightly longer racquet up to an additional 100mm typically this is only requested by stronger men as adding additional length to polocrosse racquets is inclined to make them more head heavy when held at the but end. Re smaller shorter racquets we do make a purple label racquet specifically for junior players riding ponies which is 100mm shorter that standard length, we do not however recommend children riding full size horses use shorter racquets as all this tends to do is reduce the users reach.
In most cases we suggest unless you specifically require a longer racquet the best option is a standard length racquet. As with a standard length racquet you can always cut a little off the end to shorten the racquet for a child whereas you cannot add a little onto the end to make it longer.

What head is best for me?

Plastic, Graphite, Split Cane, Round Cane and even Plastic Coated Cane why so many racquets and why should you buy one over the other. I have been asked this question so many times I have published an article on this exact subject in this article I try and explain the principle differences between each of the racquets available and the benefits of one over another.

So why should you believe me and not any old racquet seller, I believe I am the only racquet maker in the world who can write such an article with a completely unbiased opinion, for you see unlike all other racquet makers we manufacture each and every style of racquet commercially available in the world allowing me to talk honestly on the merits and pitfalls of each type of racquet. Our competitors however will tell you how wonderful their specific models of racquet are and how all other styles are no good (funny that).

If you have read some of my previous articles you will have already read my statement "that the Type of Head a racquet has is probably the least most important part of the racquet", and this is exactly why there are so many different flavours of racquet heads on the market today. Hence you will notice that what style of head you choose to play with doesn't matter you can still play for you country, Just look at the last World Cup almost every model of racquet was used by one player or another.

That being said the style of racquet head still causes much debate between players and it is for this very reason that we make all styles, unlike my competitors I believe it is not up to me to tell you what style of racquet you should like.
Here is an article I wrote some years ago talking about the pro’s and con’s of each style of polocrosse head.

Can I choose how much flex I want in the shaft?

Of course this can be accommodated upon request, It is important however to recognise that at RRIOTT Polocrosse we measure the flex of the racquet not the cane itself.
You may ask why we do this? The answer is rather simple with the number of different types of heads available in today’s market the type of shaft suitable for lightweight heads has a completely different flex and weight to one used for a heavy head and a piece of cane may flex very differently before it is cut and mounted onto a head and a handle applied.
Unless otherwise requested racquets are individually balanced to a med/stiff flex. There are several players who find that a more flexible, or even stiffer shaft works best for them. And this can be delivered upon request .

How should I care for my Racquets when not in use?

Often asked this question we have taken the initiative of providing a full page on racquet care which you can read by simply clicking here.

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