Written by Irish:
Being the Retro Grouch/DIYer, I have been somewhat less excited about buying mallet gear, but the Poly Carbonate heads intrigued me. My good friend the Crusher of this fine Blog “loaned” me a Polycarb mallet head from Fixcraft to use and then review. So, I quickly built up a mallet and it quickly became my favorite mallet just from the heckling I took for something that looks and sounds like it would break when we tossed mallets.
This thing is light, noisy, and is going to break. Some warming up with it and I found that it hit the ball hard and made a funny somewhat irritating sound from the stiff material. I quickly got use to the sound.
Playing with Lexan Luther:
This thing shoots rockets. Laser Guided Rockets. Because of the weight I did not drill any holes as I typically would my tried and true orange pipe and really hits hard. Karl’s shin was a testament to the velocity of the ball. Controlling is a bit different, for some reason the poly head likes to “grab” the NAH ball. Not terribly bad, but took some getting used to. I am not sure if this is from the slightly smaller outside diameter or from the material.
The inside diameter is slightly bigger than the orange pipe therefore scooping and flick passing works great.
As you can see I didn’t take a huge amount of time to mount the head, thinking it wouldn’t last. I would take more care mount the next one. The material need more attention when mounting and I definitely would use a through mount system next time.
We’ll see how long they last:
3 nights = I love this head. My one concern is what happens when the temps start to drop? Don’t know, but I will be ordering more.